keskiviikko 26. elokuuta 2009

Mayhem - Live CN Saloon, SF USA 28.07.1998

Mayhem (Norway) - Live at CN Saloon, San Francisco USA 28th July 1998
Intro (Silvester Anfang)
2) Deathcrush
3) Fall of Seraphs
4) Carnage
5) Symbols of Bloodswords
6) Freezing Moon
7) Ancient Skin
8) Chainsaw Gutsfuck
9) I Am Thy Labyrinth
10) Pure Fucking Armageddon
11) Necrolust


Live bootleg from the "new" Mayhem, Maniac-era, before GDoW. Those who have heard "MediolanuM Capta Est" know what to expect, though the sound here is naturally much worse. It's quite murky & muddled at times but audible enough for seasoned veterans of bootleg tapes. Newbies might better stick to MCE and/or 'Legions. As you might guess, this was gained by tape-trading back in the day.

I personally prefer Attila and Dead to Maniac (yes in that order) and this being 1998, the setlist concentrates on "Wolf's Lair Abyss" and "Deathcrush" at the expense of "De Mysteriis..." which is a bummer, naturally we also get a torso of "Pure Fucking Armageddon" - why can't the play the full damn song ever? Don't they remember how to play the rest of it anymore? Bitching aside, this is still a quite good neo-Mayhem gig since there are no GDoW-songs to yawn through. Strangely Maniac's speeches between the songs get more inaudible as the gig proceeds, but that's not a major issue. I guess I could've trimmed out some of the banter & crowd noise from between the songs but then it wouldn't be the same, would it? Recommended to Mayhem-fanatics, Maniac-fans, black metal live collectors and other bold ones.

2 kommenttia:

ABYSMAL kirjoitti...

Great site you're running. Do you have Gore Angel (fin) 'Burnt Corpse of an Angel Black as Tar' Demo tape?

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

Thanks A, no Gore Angel doesn't sound at all familiar but I'll keep an eye for it.