Saturday, October 11, 2014

Norwegian Black Metal

Oh yeah, we got some serious shit today! I gotta say, I was never a huge fan of this kinda thing so never really searched it out. Then I read the book 'Lords Of Chaos'. Wow! These guys take this shit seriously! And by the way, I strongly recommend that book.

So first up we've got the Pure Fucking Armageddon sound of Norway's Mayhem. Often credited as the originators of the Norwegian Black Metal sound, this is a pretty heavy EP. Well worth a listen. And how can you not fall in love with a song called 'Chainsaw Gutsfuck'?!

So, why did Mayhem break up? Well, when your bassist is arrested for murdering you guitarist and band leader that sort of thing tends to follow. Before Varg Vikernes was playing in Mayhem he was releasing stuff as Burzum. In fact he continued this project from prison as well. So here's the Self-Titled debut. A little much for me. I tend to lose interest as it drags on.


  1. Yeah, that's a web weaved intricately. I already have digital and vinyl of these, but, you're damn right about them. Some serious shit. I am gonna look for that book in a few days when I go into the store. I usually read that kind of shit. Thanks, dood.

    1. My pleasure as always. Let me know what you think of the book if you pick it up.