Best Mayhem Albums

Best studio albums released by Norwegian Black Metal band Mayhem.

The Top Ten

1 De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas

If Satan existed and listened to music, it would be his favorite album, no doubt.
I am not a fan of Black Metal, but this album is really great one. As Varg Vikernes said, "Why on Earth do people even bother listening to other Black Metal albums when they can listen to albums like this one? " - Merkwurdigliebe

Undoubtedly the best by Mayhem. The murderer (Varg Vikernes) and the victim (Euronymous) played together. Dead committed suicide. A satanic circle was established and a number of churches were burnt down to ashes.

This was the most controversial Metal album ever. - Nord666

Just legendary. Without this album there was no Norwegian Black Metal

Clearly their best studio album! I prefer dead on vocals, but I must admit that Attila interpreted the lyrics for Life Eternal (one of my favourite mayhem tracks) extremely well. - metalfan1999

2 Deathcrush


All the little birds are singing!

Euronymous' one of the best solos is included in this album. Great musicianship and awesome production. - Nord666

Brutal to the core, one of the albums that kicked off the black metal scene in Norway.

3 Live in Leipzig

How isn't this number one? Some people don't know their classics...

Are you guys insane? This is the only recording with Dead and Euronymous. Why would you pick anything else? They probably didn't listen to this one

I like just a very few of really extreme metal, and this is one of them. Raw, energetic and Dead is on vocals. Simply awesome! Too bad Dead was depression through his life and he killed himself too soon, he's death is one of the most tragic in the music history.

Raw, awesome, best live album! Dead performed on the song deathcrush better live than maniac! - metalfan1999

4 Wolf's Lair Abyss

This can't be an EP... Must be a FULL-LENGHT!

5 Chimera

More technical than others, shows the transformation of the band without losing its essence

Truly under appreciated for its greatness.

6 Grand Declaration of War
7 Esoteric Warfare


Wow. I'm really impressed they pulled this off. Really varied and interesting. Sort of maintains the vibe of 'Ordo Ad Chao' but it isn't musically a slop fest like OAC was. Great.

8 Ordo Ad Chao

The latest one. Released in 2007. - Nord666

Very atmospheric and evil sounding. LOVE IT!

9 Dawn of the Black Hearts


Solid album, there's a reason its been reissued so many times

Let's be real: Without the most famous black metal cover, nobody would even know this album

Dead and Euronymous together!
This álbum is awesome!

10 Mediolanum Capta Est

The Contenders

11 Out from the Dark

This album deserves more respect! These rehearsal recordings have a fairly good production quality compared to the other recordings with dead, except of course the two studio tracks. - metalfan1999

Sick album dead is great. This is the mayhem line up everyone loves and this is the studio album every fan of mayhem should get especially if you love dead as the vocalist.

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