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Roughly produced, yes. Legendary, yes. Amazing? I'd say so.
Nine tracks of pure Mayhem, the way their albums should of been (except with better production, since they would be studio-recorded). This release has, again, the True Mayhem: Dead on vocals, Euronymous on guitar, Necrobutcher on bass and Hellhammer providing drums. The album opens with the sounds of an audience, shouting and awaiting for the band to hit the stage. The we hear how bad the production really is. The tape that they recorded with must of been fucked or something; it skips for a second here, then goes back to normal. Then the band kicks right into "Deathcrush".
This entire album is memorable. Every track on here, including Dead's introductions for each one, is perfection on Mayhem's part. One of the most memorable moments is Dead's screeching to the crowd before "Freezing Moon". You know, the whole "When it's daaaaaaaark, and when it's coooooold..." bit. Performed in his growl/screech, it's truly eerie. The way the songs were performed here are how they should of been recorded for their full-lengths or EPs. Except for, I think, "Chainsaw Gutsfuck". It might just be me, but this version is just too slow when compared to other versions on Deathcrush and Out From The Dark. However, aside from that minor grievance, this album is wonderful. Mayhem in their prime, even if the production is very poor.
Pick this album up if you're a fan of Mayhem or the early Norwegian black metal scene. You might be tempted to check out Dawn of the Black Hearts instead for it's notoriety, but skip that album and go right for the good live stuff. You'll be thankful you did.