die to find peace inside"
MAYHEM "Life Eternal"
here we go. "Dawn Of The Black Hearts" is one of MAYHEM’s numerous bootlegs,
however there’re two things here which are definitely worth our attention.
First of all, the cover is actually a picture of dead Dead (shit… it wasn’t
meant to be such a pun…) with his brains splattered and arms cut… Well,
I think there’s no sense in describing the cover – you’d better look at
it yourselves (see the picture). The second thing goes for what this LP
contains. Besides eight songs recorded live at Sarpsborg (on some kind
of an old crappy Sony player???) with incredibly bad quality (of
course), this album also features Euronymous, Manheim and Necrobutcher
(the classic lineup!) playing two covers from VENOM (“Black Metal” and
“Welcome To Hell”) and two from CELTIC FROST (“Danse Macabre” which appears
as some sort of an intro here… quite noisy intro, I’d say… + “Procreation
Of The Wicked”) live at Lillehammer back in 1986! It’s also a unique chance
to hear Euronymous singing! As to the sound quality… Well, if you have
IMMORTAL’s “Live Zaandam” bootleg and think it’s the worst recording ever,
you’re wrong. You are so fucking wrong, man! Because these ‘live in Lillehammer’
songs sound even worse. Sometimes it’s very difficult to figure out what
the hell is happening, but there’s no chance to listen to the better recording,
so… I bet, most of true MAYHEM fans already grabbed their hands on this
album… and if not, they’d better do it the sooner the better, since I believe
it will be impossible to buy this one soon (in fact, it’s already impossible
to buy it, heh heh… already four or five years, I think).