MAYHEM: Mediolanum Capta Est: CD

Mar 04, 2001

Someone told me that these guys had slowed down and gone into the more "melodic" side of the whole black metal thing. Judging from the 12 tracks on this live recording from a show in Italy, though, they’re still as tuneless and as fast as they’ve ever been. You know the sound a playing card makes when you put it in the spokes of a bicycle wheel? That’s what their bass drum sounds like. Pretty good for what it is.

 –jimmy (Dwell, PO Box 39439, Los Angeles, CA 90039)