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.