Friday, September 16, 2011

old news about satan

what it is: mayhem's de mysteriis dom sathanis
where i found it: (most recently) requiem metal podcast

Everyone should know the story of this band, and if you don't, go read the book Lords of Chaos. This album exists at an unbelievable point in this band's history, summarized as follows:  singer kills self, band eats pieces of his brain and gets new Hungarian singer who likes to moan and groan, bass player then kills guitarist, and (fantastic) drummer is left to mix album on own. I thought the music could never live up to the story and went 15 years without listening. Just got around to it. Holy crap is this hypnotic, virtuosic and dark.