Mayhem - Daemon



8.2 | 123 votes |
Release date: 25 October 2019
Style: Black metal

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Disc I
01. The Dying False King
02. Agenda Ignis
03. Bad Blood
04. Malum
05. Falsified And Hated
06. Aeon Daemonium
07. Worthless Abomination Destroyed
08. Daemon Spawn
09. Of Worms And Ruins
10. Invoke The Oath
11. Everlasting Dying Flame [Limited edition CD bonus]
12. Black Glass Communion [Limited edition CD bonus]

Disc II [limited edition bonus vinyl]
01. Everlasting Dying Flame
02. Black Glass Communion
03. Evil Dead [Death cover]
04. The Truth [Death Strike cover]
05. Disgusting Semla [Morbid cover]

Line-up
Attila Csihar - vocals
Teloch - guitars
Ghul - guitars
Hellhammer - drums
Necrobutcher - bass

Staff review by
Mr. Doctor
Rating:
7.8
One may have all kinds of opinions regarding Mayhem's varied discography in terms of quality. But one thing has always been a fact to yours truly: They never released an unnecessary album in 35 fucking years.

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published 03.11.2019 | Comments (21)

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31.10.2019 - 22:54
Meh-est of the Meh. High six to low seven. Nothing really memorable.

Back to Esoteric Warfare I go. Das da good shiz.
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02.11.2019 - 15:48
Mercurial
It's very... OK. Don't understand the high rating, unless no one here listens to standard black metal in the last few years, as that's all it is. Mayhem for people who don't like post-DMDS Mayhem (which is even still more original sounding than this) but sadly lacks enough of what makes Mayhem so unique for me.

Seeing them live on Monday so maybe this will have a bit more flair on stage.
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02.11.2019 - 15:59
Karlabos
Weirdo of MS
Mayhem with non-crazy Attila is not Mayhem
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2016 - 2017
2018 - 2019
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02.11.2019 - 17:17
Rating: 7
Troy Killjoy
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Written by Mercurial on 02.11.2019 at 15:48

It's very... OK. Don't understand the high rating, unless no one here listens to standard black metal in the last few years, as that's all it is.

I think name recognition plays a big part as well. Some people will inflate (or deflate) their score based on the preconceptions of a band due to what they've done in the past. This is a solid album but nothing more than standard-issue material. I can see more votes bringing down the overall score as the 10 crowd blew their load on release day.
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I have no memory of this place.
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02.11.2019 - 19:46
Mercurial
Written by Troy Killjoy on 02.11.2019 at 17:17

I think name recognition plays a big part as well. Some people will inflate (or deflate) their score based on the preconceptions of a band due to what they've done in the past. This is a solid album but nothing more than standard-issue material. I can see more votes bringing down the overall score as the 10 crowd blew their load on release day.

Well I think all ratings for any vaguely established band veer either way toward about 7.6 average or thereabouts these days, so I tend to gauge it on what side of that score something gets and by how much. Even an 8.3 by modern MS standards is quite a high score for something that isn't a melodeath album. You're right thought, latecomers will probably push that down a tad. Anyway, the album's fine, not the best, not the worst Mayhem I've heard, really.
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04.11.2019 - 17:40
Rating: 7
Marchosias
I hear bits and pieces of several albums in Daemon, DMDS and Chimera being frontrunners of influences. It is fast, bordering relentless in some songs such as the opening track however lacks the atmosphere which made DMDS such a special album. Production wise i liken it to Chimera.

Much like influences it derives from an interesting discography with varying quality, there are things which Daemon achieves in its speed, groove and relentless approach. However it fails to be consistent in its quality and gets bland in its delivery as the albums second half draws to a close.

There are memorable moments and Daemon is certainly a good piece of music, however its not an outstanding record neither with its originality which it has none nor with its traditional approach since the haunting atmosphere made the initial Mayhem music is not there. .
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A mediocre metalhead.
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