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. 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?"

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 burned down to ashes. This was the most controversial metal album ever.

2 Deathcrush

Deathcrush is an awesome album, not going to lie. It fits the whole black metal vibe: singing through an old Nokia phone, shrieking vocals, and disturbing lyrics. This is Norwegian black metal, my friends. Despite Euronymous's awful actions, I have to admit his guitar riffs and solos are a banger.

The riffs in this album are awesome. It's a shame that Euronymous was killed. He was an awesome black metal guitarist.

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

3 Chimera

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

Truly underappreciated for its greatness.

4 Live in Leipzig

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 depressed throughout his life and killed himself too soon. His death is one of the most tragic in music history.

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.

Raw, awesome, best live album! Dead performed the song Deathcrush better live than Maniac.

5 Grand Declaration of War

This should be #1! It has the best sound quality and production of all Mayhem's albums.

6 Esoteric Warfare

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

7 Daemon
8 Wolf's Lair Abyss
9 Ordo Ad Chao
10 Dawn of the Black Hearts

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

The Contenders
11 Mediolanum Capta Est
12 Out from the Dark

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

Sick album, Dead is great. This is the Mayhem lineup everyone loves, and this is the studio album every fan of Mayhem should get, especially if you love Dead as the vocalist.

13 Live in Zeitz
14 Atavistic Black Disorder / Kommando - EP
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