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New Road Report: Mayhem, Keep of Kalessin, Hate, Abigail Williams, Woe!
12/16/2011 2:02:22 PM by Frank




More reckless than Emperor, madder than Immortal, more rampaging than Burzum or Darkthrone, and grimmer than Gorgoroth, Mayhem have long since shed the trappings of orthodox black metal. But their claim to be "The One True..." is never in doubt. Wherever they roam, Mayhem are kings. As I wandered back to the car, trying to put what I'd just seen into context, I could only think of Nietzsche's warning not to gaze into the abyss overlong, for the abyss gazes also. And it is the Wolf's Lair.

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Carpathian Forest Dokken
Solemnity Neck
Anthrax Twelfth Gate
Goatwhore Symphorce
Kalibas Majesty
Iron Maiden Fozzy
Liege Lord Ravage
Valley's Eve Johnny Lokke
Brainstorm Supervillain
Saint SelfInflicted
Bloodbath Runemagick
Malstrom Beautiful Creatures
Lacuna Coil Out of the Lair
Secret Sphere Iron Savior
Neverland Fear Factory
Shiva Superchrist
Madison Paige Outworld
Epica Edge Of Forever
Marillion Iron Angel
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Katagory V Z02
I.C.E. Conquestador
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Creed Of Infinity
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Gizmachi Raintime
Babylon Green Carnation
Ivory Knight Defleshed
Blind Stare Sothis
God Among Insects Darkane
Dynamic Lights Dam
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Lake Of Tears Pagan's Mind
Orphaned Land Armored Saint
Twilight Running Wild
Ewigkeit Akercocke
Doomfoxx Overmars
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Powerglove Naked Beggars
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Dissection Phoenix Mourning
The Smackdown Cataract
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Non-Human Level Ensoph
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Extium Better Left Unsaid
Handful of Hate Twisted Into Form
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