October 21, 2015

Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas (1994)


Alright I know little to nothing of any metal, but I do know that this is some dope fucking music and that this is the best black metal I've heard up to this point. The mixing is absolutely fantastic, every corner of the spectrum is just filled with guitar noise without being overbearing or ultra lo-fi. The combination of the perfect mixing and the easy to follow, yet intriguing guitar riffs and poised phrasing is so great that I'm actually a little fucked up whenever there's a pause between tracks. The vocals are very original and the lyrics manage to convince me black metal is legit as fuck. This is a very balanced and consistent album and I'm glad I revisited it because this is the album that will be getting me back into black metal.

Sample

De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas