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Release date: 29 March 2004
Style: Black metal


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01. Whore
02. Dark Night Of The Soul
03. Rape Humanity With Pride
04. My Death
05. You Must Fall
06. Slaughter Of Dreams
07. Impious Devious Leper Lord
08. Chimera

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As you are reading this I take it you have some prior knowledge on the phenomenon that is Mayhem, therefore no introduction is needed here. Mayhem's previous release, Grand Declaration of War, was received with a ton of negative criticism (most of which was justifiable) which left hope among fans for future albums at an all-time low. Four years later, Maniac and his three fellow Norsemen came back on the scene and proved them all wrong with the release of 2004's album Chimera.

Mayhem has chosen to step away from their experimental stuff and return to the ear-aching black metal we have come to known them for.

published 22.09.2011 | Comments (10)

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Turdburner - 08.09.2010 at 03:41  
Rating: 10 This should be counted as one the greatest achievements in all metal history not just Black Metal...Brilliant...Perfect!!!!
vezzy - 08.09.2010 at 16:43  
Rating: 7
Written by Turdburner on 08.09.2010 at 03:41

This should be counted as one the greatest achievements in all metal history not just Black Metal...Brilliant...Perfect!!!!

Hate to break it to you, but it's far from it.
BreadGod - 22.09.2011 at 22:58  
  Fun fact: the album cover comes from a scene in the silent Swedish film Hexen: Witchcraft through the Ages.
Mehdi Taba - 03.03.2014 at 01:13  
Rating: 9 I think it's one of the strongest "Pure" Black Metal album (without other elements like Symphonic).
My precise rating is "8.5".
Jaeryd - 24.08.2016 at 23:39  
Rating: 7 Not mind blowing, but not bad either. It's got nothing on the album that followed it, though.

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