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Mayhem - Deathcrush [EP]

7.6 | 280 votes |
Release date: 1987
Style: Death metal


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01. Silvester Anfang
02. Deathcrush
03. Chainsaw Gutsfuck
04. Witching Hour [Venom cover]
05. Necrolust
06. (Weird) Manheim
07. Pure Fucking Armageddon
08. Outro

Sven-Erik "Maniac" Kristiansen - vocals
Øystein "Euronymous" Aarseth - guitars, vocals
Kjetil Manheim - drums
Jørn "Necrobutcher" Stubberud - bass

Session musicians
Eirik "Messiah" Nordheim - vocals

Additional info
The outro only appeared on the original demo tape, original LP, and 1998 picture disc LP. It can also be downloaded via the band's official website.

Guest review by
Zombie, M.D.
Before the Black Circle, before Deads suicide, before the murder of Euronymous, before the church burnings, before black metal as we now know it, there was Deathcrush! In 1987, the now legendary Mayhem birthed what would become one of the most influential black metal albums ever. This album is almost entirely responsible for what we know black metal as today. Perhaps Venom coined the phrase "Black Metal" but this album (along with a few others) is what was really responsible for the genre from a technical standpoint. The simplicity, the atmosphere, the production, the aggression, this is what black metal is all about!

published 03.10.2004 | Comments (4)

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06.08.2012 - 01:29
Cüca Beludo
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I love the raw sound of this album
02.02.2013 - 07:09
Rating: 9
I like to think of this as the missing link between 1st and 2nd wave. There are definite thrash and death influences, but there is also that whole shriek and blast beat thing going on, without a doubt this is 50% 50% when it comes to the whole "BM waves" thing.
28.01.2014 - 02:28
Rating: 9
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Only two comments? Blasphemy.

Fantastic Ep, raw as fuck. Heavy too, for standard tuning.
Checkout my band here!
28.01.2015 - 03:17
Rating: 9
Dead Eternity
Insane riffing, insane drumming, insane vocals, insane lyrics, everything insane! And Chainsaw Gutsfuck is the shit.
14.02.2015 - 17:23
Rating: 9
The album is awesome therefore a rating of 9. The only annoying thing are the overly high vocals from maniac.
09.06.2015 - 23:52
Rating: 7
Good music. Crap vocals.
"Making a death threat is too easy these days. If every tweet cost a stamp, people would have a whole lot less opinions." -Andrew Maxwell
18.09.2017 - 18:15
Mr. Doctor
No matter my mood, every time I hear that opening intro on Deathcrush my mind goes apeshit somehow and I start making poses (in my head when Im with people) a la Immortal. Animalistic stuff.
Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
18.09.2017 - 19:05
Rating: 6
They weren't good by the time yet.
I'm derp.
18.09.2017 - 22:00
Mr. Doctor
Indeed, they were great.
Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.

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