History Music / Mayhem

10th Dec '15 11:00:47 PM CassandraLeo
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* BrownNote: "Freezing Moon" was allegedly intended to induce listeners to commit suicide, though it's highly questionable as to whether this has actually happened.
9th Sep '15 9:04:30 PM CassandraLeo
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* AltumVidetur: ''Ordo ad chao'' is grammatically incorrect Latin for "Out of order comes chaos" (an inverted version of the Freemasons' motto, ''Ordo ab chao'', or "Out of chaos comes order". A grammatically correct version would be ''Ordo ad chaos''). ''De mysteriis Dom Sathanas'' translates roughly as "Of Lord Satan's Secret Rites" or "About the Mystery of the Lord Satan". The band uses other Latin in its lyrics, though it is also not always grammatically correct.
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* AltumVidetur: ''Ordo ad chao'' is grammatically incorrect Latin for "Out of order comes "order to chaos" (an inverted version of the Freemasons' motto, ''Ordo ab chao'', or "Out of chaos comes order"."order from chaos". A grammatically correct version would be ''Ordo ad chaos''). ''De mysteriis Dom Sathanas'' translates roughly as "Of Lord Satan's Secret Rites" or "About the Mystery of the Lord Satan". The band uses other Latin in its lyrics, though it is also not always grammatically correct.
9th Sep '15 8:44:56 PM CassandraLeo
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* AltumVidetur: ''Ordo ad chao'' is grammatically incorrect Latin for "Out of order comes chaos" (an inverted version of the Freemasons' motto, ''Ordo ab chao'', or "Out of chaos comes order". A grammatically correct version would be ''Ordo ad chaos''). ''De mysteriis Dom Sathanas'' translates roughly as "Of Lord Satan's Secret Rites". The band uses other Latin in its lyrics, though it is also not always grammatically correct.
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* AltumVidetur: ''Ordo ad chao'' is grammatically incorrect Latin for "Out of order comes chaos" (an inverted version of the Freemasons' motto, ''Ordo ab chao'', or "Out of chaos comes order". A grammatically correct version would be ''Ordo ad chaos''). ''De mysteriis Dom Sathanas'' translates roughly as "Of Lord Satan's Secret Rites".Rites" or "About the Mystery of the Lord Satan". The band uses other Latin in its lyrics, though it is also not always grammatically correct.
9th Sep '15 8:43:00 PM CassandraLeo
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* AltumVidetur: ''Ordo ad chao'' is grammatically incorrect Latin for "Out of order comes chaos" (an inverted version of the Freemasons' motto, ''Ordo ab chao'', or "Out of chaos comes order". A grammatically correct version would be ''Ordo ad chaos''). ''De mysteriis Dom Sathanas'' translates roughly as "Of Lord Satan's Secret Rites". The band uses other Latin in its lyrics, though it is also not always grammatically correct.
22nd May '15 11:00:16 AM GarudaOne
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* MeaningfulName: There certainly was a ''lot'' of mayhem among these guys, onstage and ('''especially''') off...
21st Apr '15 12:51:25 PM Xaris
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** In his interview for Until the Light Takes Us, Vikernes stated that they went out of their way to use the shittiest possible equipment while recording to the point where the mic used to record vocals was a tiny, outdated and almost nonfunctional headset.
13th Apr '15 11:58:31 AM CassandraLeo
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* GenrePopularizer: For black metal. Specifically speaking, Mayhem essentially started up second-wave black metal, but first-wave black metal covers a lot of bands that are totally dissimilar to Mayhem (CelticFrost and MercyfulFate, for example), and the actual black metal genre didn't really have a proper definition until Mayhem and co. came along. (It is worth noting, however, that many of the second wave's most important characteristics had already been established by Music/{{Bathory}}, particularly on ''Under the Sign of the Black Mark'').
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* GenrePopularizer: For black metal. Specifically speaking, Mayhem essentially started up second-wave black metal, but first-wave black metal covers a lot of bands that are totally dissimilar to Mayhem (CelticFrost and MercyfulFate, [[Music/KingDiamond Mercyful Fate]], for example), and the actual black metal genre didn't really have a proper definition until Mayhem and co. came along. (It is worth noting, however, that many of the second wave's most important characteristics had already been established by Music/{{Bathory}}, particularly on ''Under the Sign of the Black Mark'').
22nd Jan '15 7:32:19 PM CassandraLeo
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* UnpleasableFanbase: Of the band's post-''DMDS'' output, only ''Wolf's Lair Abyss'' seems to be largely free of detractors. It doesn't help that part of the fanbase regarded the reformation of the band in the wake of Euronymous' death as being inappropriate to begin with.
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* UnpleasableFanbase: Of the band's post-''DMDS'' output, only ''Wolf's Lair Abyss'' seems to be largely free of detractors. It doesn't help that part of the fanbase regarded the reformation of the band in the wake of Euronymous' death as being inappropriate to begin with. One wonders whether albums like ''Grand Declaration of War'' would have been less divisive if they had been released under another name.
22nd Jan '15 7:25:31 PM CassandraLeo
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* RecurringRiff: There is one that appears in "Symbols of Bloodswords", "Grand Declaration of War", and "View from Nihil". See BookEnds above.

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* TwoPartTrilogy: ''Wolf's Lair Abyss'' and ''Grand Declaration of War'' make up this. In addition to the RecurringRiff linking them (see BookEnds above), the latter has each half of the album explicitly labelled as "Part II" and "Part III".
22nd Jan '15 1:26:12 PM CassandraLeo
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* UnpleasableFanbase: Of the band's post-''DMDS'' output, only ''Wolf's Lair Abyss'' seems to be largely free of detractors.
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* UnpleasableFanbase: Of the band's post-''DMDS'' output, only ''Wolf's Lair Abyss'' seems to be largely free of detractors. It doesn't help that part of the fanbase regarded the reformation of the band in the wake of Euronymous' death as being inappropriate to begin with.
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