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Mayhem -Live In Leipzig lp


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2023 re-issue on black vinyl

Legendary, yet roughly produced live album. The gig featured heavy atmospheric effects such as severed pig heads impaled on wooden spikes. The band’s clothes were decayed and soiled. Pieces of rotting meat were thrown into the audience and given to people. Dead Ravens were placed in bags so band members could continually smell decay and death. Dead also was noted on slicing himself open during the show. The band arrived in Leipzig with all instruments by train. This live album is the prime example of the true Mayhem in their heyday. Although they never recorded a studio album with the classic lineup, this live release, albeit very rough, shows the greatness of Mayhem’s line-up during the early ’90s. The album contains nine tracks of classic Mayhem, everything from the beginning (Pure Fucking Armageddon, Deathcrush) up to what would later become De Mysteriis classics (Funeral Fog, Freezing Moon). Dead’s vocals are second-to-none in terms of setting the mood for the music. His painful growls, combined with the rough atmosphere of the straight, raw live recording (no post-production or noise editing here), make this an amazing black metal listen. It isn’t beautifully polished, it’s like a live black metal album should be: raw and exactly as it was heard live. Live in Leipzig is an amazing bootleg turned live black metal album. If this album were polished, with Dead’s vocals, it would be the ultimate Mayhem release. On its own it still stands as a raw black classic.

Track listing:
1. Deathcrush
2. Necrolust
3. Funeral Fog
4. The Freezing Moon
5. Carnage
6. Buried By Time And Dust
7. Pagan Fears
8. Chainsaw Gutsfuck
9. Pure Fucking Armageddon

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