Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

MAYHEM / Freezing Moon | THE MEADS OF ASPHODEL / Jihad (2002)

A split release between one of Oslo's finest, Mayhem, and the less exotic locales of Hertfordshire's oddest, The Meads of Asphodel. It's a peculiar mix of styles. I can't imagine how it ever came to be; Black Metal purists may hate the experimental nature of The Meads (especially their Hawkwind cover). It's also uneven. TMoA added six tracks, while Mayhem added only two, both of which are classic-era live rehearsals from '91 with Dead on vocals.

Songs of Note: TMoA: The Grisly Din of Killing Steel / Mayhem: Freezing Moon

3½ oddities out of 5

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