Mayhem - Esoteric Warfare



7.9 | 228 votes |
Release date: 6 June 2014
Style: Black metal

Owners:

181 have it
31 want it


01. Watchers
02. Psywar
03. Trinity
04. Pandaemon
05. MILAB
06. VI.Sec.
07. Throne Of Time
08. Corpse Of Care
09. Posthuman
10. Aion Suntalia
11. From Beyond The Event Horizon [Japanese bonus]
12. Into The Lifeless [LP & CD Collector's Box bonus]

The Best Black Metal Album Of 2014

Line-up
Attila Csihar - vocals
Ghul - guitars
Teloch - guitars
Hellhammer - drums
Necrobutcher - bass

Additional info
The cover art was designed by Zbigniew M. Bielak.

Released as a deluxe digipack CD, various coloured LP editions, collector's vinyl box set, jewel case CD and cassette.

Staff review by
Mr. Doctor
Rating:
9.0
Seven long years passed since the game-changer that was Ordo Ad Chao got released. It was an extremely complex album with a sound so different from what Mayhem (or any other band for that matter) had done before, that a somewhat mixed reaction was to be expected. I gladly put my tent on the fan camp though. This is why Blasphemer's departure worried me as it turned more difficult to guess how the final product would sound like…

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published 17.06.2014 | Comments (37)

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25.06.2014 - 22:13
Fearmeister
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Don't know why are people organisming over this. For the most part, this is just standard black metal that just breezes by without anything sticking. When the album slows down, it gets really good (Milab and Posthuman) as it starts to show some measures of uniqueness and Attila is amazing as always but other than that, its kinda meh.
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25.06.2014 - 22:20
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Guest on 25.06.2014 at 22:13

Don't know why are people organisming...


Yes people are organisms
Don't you mean orgasming?
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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25.06.2014 - 22:44
Fearmeister
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Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 25.06.2014 at 22:20

Written by Guest on 25.06.2014 at 22:13

Don't know why are people organisming...


Yes people are organisms
Don't you mean orgasming?


They orgasm so hard that their bladder flys out of their dick.

Totally what I meant.
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26.06.2014 - 03:21
Lit.
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Written by Guest on 25.06.2014 at 22:44

flys

You're not on the ball today.
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26.06.2014 - 05:02
Fearmeister
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Written by Guest on 26.06.2014 at 03:21

Written by Guest on 25.06.2014 at 22:44

flys

You're not on the ball today.


Nope
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26.07.2014 - 21:42
Rating: 9
The Paul
Didn't like it this at all in the beggining, man did it grow on me!!!!!
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07.08.2014 - 17:28
Rating: 10
Kuroboshi
Best black metal I've heard in a very very long time. Fucking steamroller! Best Mayhem yet.
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11.08.2014 - 07:31
Rating: 9
Doc Godin
Obnoxious
Well, I am certainly enjoying the shit out of this right now. OAC took years before I started appreciating it, this is clicking with me right away. I can't really tell if it's a change of taste for me personally over the past 7 years, or this album is that much better...
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"I got a lot of really good ideas, problem is, most of them suck."
- George Carlin
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09.09.2014 - 22:41
Rating: 9
Hellcult
I got my copy today and i have to say that it looks a bit like a cardboard box ;p i think they support recycling now haha, anyway i do like it anyways - both music and 'cardboard'
Stay Mayhemized !
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And I see the blade fall down upon the head of lord in heaven
And Darkness falls upon the end of history
While I drink the milk of the Black Goddess and cry over the mankind

Black Moses is my name...
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19.02.2015 - 19:50
Rating: 9
metalfan1999
Very good album

I prefer Mayhem's old style (with Dead), but Attila's vocals are great on this album (better than on De Mysteriis dom Sathanas in my opinion)
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20.02.2015 - 15:58
Rating: 9
metalfan1999
I hate it when I see an album that has a rating of 7.9, because it looks so much worse than 8 (it's so weird). I rated this album 9 and I wish to see the album have a rating of 8 not 7.9
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06.03.2015 - 18:23
Rating: 9
metalfan1999
We need 1 more high vote (9-10). Then the album will probably be marked as 7.95 (8)
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28.05.2015 - 11:57
lord artan
Great album.i add lyrics .....
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04.11.2015 - 21:27
Rating: 9
Jaeryd
Nihil's Maw
Written by Doc Godin on 11.08.2014 at 07:31

Well, I am certainly enjoying the shit out of this right now. OAC took years before I started appreciating it, this is clicking with me right away. I can't really tell if it's a change of taste for me personally over the past 7 years, or this album is that much better...

Probably the fact that it's more accessible and easier to grasp than Ordo ad Chao. Don't get me wrong, it's good shit, but I think of this album as the toned-down, clearer-production version of Ordo. I went backwards, listening to this first and Ordo afterwards, and while this album took a bit of time for me to get into, I started enjoying it after much fewer spins than I had to start enjoying Ordo (though now I think that OaC is the slightly better of the two albums).
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14.09.2016 - 18:27
Rating: 10
MikeVonDoom
Written by Slayer666 on 13.06.2014 at 23:43

Don't know why, but I'm just not impressed by this.

To the people who liked/loved it: did it click instantly with you, or did you have to go through it multiple times in order to digest it properly?


I heard the album when it came out but it didn't amaze me much. Then I saw the "Watchers" clip and I was completely amazed by their power! That double bass drum blast in the beginning, Atilla's vocals!... all songs are so dark and sinister! This one is on my top favorite Black Metal albums of all time!
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14.09.2016 - 18:28
Rating: 10
MikeVonDoom
Written by Kuroboshi on 07.08.2014 at 17:28

Best black metal I've heard in a very very long time. Fucking steamroller! Best Mayhem yet.


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03.11.2016 - 20:51
3rdWorld
The Psilosopher
Jan Axel Blomberg
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