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Release date: 1987
Style: Death metal


7.6 | 252 votes


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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

Lyrics (7)

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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Cüca Beludo - 06.08.2012 at 01:29  
  I love the raw sound of this album
squidrick420 - 02.02.2013 at 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.
Boxcar Willy - 28.01.2014 at 02:28  
Rating: 9 Only two comments? Blasphemy.

Fantastic Ep, raw as fuck. Heavy too, for standard tuning.
Dead Eternity - 28.01.2015 at 03:17  
Rating: 9 Insane riffing, insane drumming, insane vocals, insane lyrics, everything insane! And Chainsaw Gutsfuck is the shit.
metalfan1999 - 14.02.2015 at 17:23  
Rating: 9 The album is awesome therefore a rating of 9. The only annoying thing are the overly high vocals from maniac.
Ruchesko - 09.06.2015 at 23:52  
Rating: 7 Good music. Crap vocals.

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