Mayhem - Grand Declaration of War

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Mayhem - Grand Declaration of War

Postby zim » 12 Dec 2018, 06:27

I'm 10 minutes into the new album and the music is pretty good but the spoken word vocals are fucking stupid :oldryan:
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Re: Mayhem - Grand Declaration of War

Postby zim » 12 Dec 2018, 06:30

Also I just learned this is a remaster and must admit I don't know anything about Mayhem. I just really dislike the spoken vocals
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Re: Mayhem - Grand Declaration of War

Postby Hitoshura » 12 Dec 2018, 07:08

yeah this album is 18 years old :redneck:

it is a very weird mayhem album, maniac was already starting to do some of the spoken word on WLA (which grand declaration is a direct follow-up to) but expands on that a lot here. it is very characteristic of really big black metal bands recording in that period, many of which were distancing themselves from their classic breakthrough albums. it reminds me of a lot of the first sequels to hit NES games in that regard actually, lots of bold experiments instead of minor variations & expansions

i don't know if it actually holds up or not but i'll probably always enjoy it just due to nostalgia
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Re: Mayhem - Grand Declaration of War

Postby zim » 12 Dec 2018, 07:37

I enjoyed the album overall but there were some very strange parts that didn't fit well imo. I haven't listened to the original but this version sounded really good, all the instruments were audible and the mix was clear. some of the riffs sounded pretty modern which was interesting

I'll have to do some more mayhem listening, this was the first album of their I've listened to all the way through
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Re: Mayhem - Grand Declaration of War

Postby Dr. Gonzo » 12 Dec 2018, 09:42

I always seem to skip this album and go for Chimera. It's a more rounded sound and has some really good non black metal sounds from a black metal band. Still slays despite what the generic, closed minded metal head states.
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Re: Mayhem - Grand Declaration of War

Postby User » 13 Dec 2018, 09:39

i also like chrimera
more metal
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Re: Mayhem - Grand Declaration of War

Postby Hitoshura » 13 Dec 2018, 10:08

i am definitely a grand declaration over chimera kind of hard-on bearer
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Re: Mayhem - Grand Declaration of War

Postby iamgoat » 13 Dec 2018, 22:50

Mayhem :xx:
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