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23 hours ago, Vampyrique said:

Wow, that's an impressive collection! I've only got the Mayhem basics. On a side note I'd like to know what else lies deep within the cavernous depths and hidden vaults at Castle Requiem and how does the missus contend with your level of compact disc-ophilia? 

I agree with everything you said about Mayhem being more interesting on many levels and the lure and lore of Mayhem far exceeds that of any metal band but relative to my criteria of ranking bands against one another, musical style and my connection to or appreciation of band members is typically outweighed by the body of work of a band. I find it interesting that Mayhem was able to maintain a consistently Mayhemish vibe on albums throughout their lengthy career despite the line-up changes, between album gaps, and storied events. But I understand your reasoning completely. 

I thought Belus sounded like a logical follow-up to Filosofem and I enjoyed it very much. Fallen was fine but didn't like the direction as much, have the follow up album but listened to it once and didn't bother with anything after. But As you pointed out, the first four are classics and to which showcases run of albums that I don't think many bands can compete with. Hlidskjalf is excellent too! 

 

The depths of the collection at Castle Requiem are too profound for mortal knowledge, and if you were to know the truth you would run screaming into the hills. You'd run to the hills. You'd run foooor yooouuurrr liiiiifffeeee. 

I feel I need to clarify my favourite band criteria. It is the music first and foremost. I am enthralled with Mayhem's body of work. 'Deathcrush', 'Live in Liepzig', 'De Mysteriis', and 'Grand Declaration of War' are all 9 or 10 out of 10 for me. Burzum are super close though - hence my bright idea to have them battle it out musically. But Mayhem easily tip the scales when I count all that other stuff about them. Hail Euronymous 666. 

8 hours ago, Balor said:

Cool collection!  What are the papers in the center?

Those papers, dear Balor, are photocopies of letters that Euronymous wrote to a Turkish guy around 1990 when they were trying to tour with the Dead lineup. The series letters outline what Euro and the band are up to, plans to record 'De Mysteriis', passport photos of Euro and Dead, travel arrangements, itineraries, stuff like that. I actually explain the collection in some detail in the 'Post Photos of Your Metal Collection' thread in the 'Photography' forum. Check it out. 

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12 hours ago, Requiem said:

The depths of the collection at Castle Requiem are too profound for mortal knowledge, and if you were to know the truth you would run screaming into the hills. You'd run to the hills. You'd run foooor yooouuurrr liiiiifffeeee. 

I feel I need to clarify my favourite band criteria. It is the music first and foremost. I am enthralled with Mayhem's body of work. 'Deathcrush', 'Live in Liepzig', 'De Mysteriis', and 'Grand Declaration of War' are all 9 or 10 out of 10 for me. Burzum are super close though - hence my bright idea to have them battle it out musically. But Mayhem easily tip the scales when I count all that other stuff about them. Hail Euronymous 666. 

Those papers, dear Balor, are photocopies of letters that Euronymous wrote to a Turkish guy around 1990 when they were trying to tour with the Dead lineup. The series letters outline what Euro and the band are up to, plans to record 'De Mysteriis', passport photos of Euro and Dead, travel arrangements, itineraries, stuff like that. I actually explain the collection in some detail in the 'Post Photos of Your Metal Collection' thread in the 'Photography' forum. Check it out. 

Cool!  I will look at the thread.

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On 25.6.2017 at 3:15 PM, FatherAlabaster said:

Your delivery needs work.

I think the joke is that Burzum never has, and never will, perform live ;) 

Edit: Burzum, even though I can't stand Vikernes as a person. I never quite got into Mayhem, the only song I really like is Freezing Moon. Maybe if my fellow countrymen show up on Wacken this year and I can see them live, I'll change my mind. 

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23 hours ago, vinnidark said:

I think the joke is that Burzum never has, and never will, perform live ;) 

Edit: Burzum, even though I can't stand Vikernes as a person. I never quite got into Mayhem, the only song I really like is Freezing Moon. Maybe if my fellow countrymen show up on Wacken this year and I can see them live, I'll change my mind. 

Unlikely. The current incarnation of the band, which I call Teloch and the Cheque-Cashers, are about as likely to win new fans live as my mother in law and her church friends are if they were to tap out ‘Silvester Anfang’ on their knitting needles.

If ‘Live in Leipzig’, ‘De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas’ and ‘Grand Declaration of War’ don’t do it for you then it’s not in your blood and you’ll never understand, to employ an old Manowar quote. 

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