Mayhem are a band from Norway that is one of the most famous bands in metal history and one of the originators of the second wave and this is a review of their live 1991 album "Live In Leipzig" which was re-issued in 1997 by Century Black.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with not much in the way of blast beats, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful sound with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast Norwegian style black metal riffs that helped create black metal the way it sounded in the early 90's as well as some underground thrash metal influences being thrown into the riffing at times, while the lead guitars when they are utilized are very raw and primitive sounding guitar solos and leads.
Vocals are all grim sounding and high pitched black metal screams, while the lyrics cover darkness, violence satanic and pagan themes, as for the production it has a very dark, heavy, raw and primitive sound to it with all of the songs being recorded live.
In my opinion this was a very great sounding live album and if you are a fan of t his band, you probably already own recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Deathcrush" "The Freezing Moon" "Pagan Fears" and "Pure Fucking Armageddon". RECOMMENDED BUY.