|Review: Mystagog - ...of Old|
Label: Neverheard Distro
Year released: 2011
Genre: Black Metal
Review online: February 26, 2012
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Rated 3/5 (60%) (1 Vote)
Debut album from a Hungarian band who may or may not still exist. The first thing you get is an irritating intro of buzzing flies, and then the music booms forth with an extremely overdriven guitar sound that is echoey as all fuck. This is very dirty and low-fi BM, with a lot of space in the mix and almost no audible bass or drums. Very much in the vein of early Darkthrone - this practically has "we worship Transilvanian Hunger" stamped on the disc.
Unfortunately, there's not much going on here besides Darkthrone worship. It's not bad, but the songs just start, blare along, and then stop with no development or build of tension, and they all sound kind of alike. I can tell this is at least partly a stylistic choice, but that doesn't make it the right one.
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