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Live in Leipzig is a live album by the Norwegian black metal band Mayhem. It was recorded at the Eiskeller club in Leipzig, Germany on 26 November 1990 but not released until 1993.[1] The songs performed during the concert were from the Pure Fucking Armageddon demo (1986), the Deathcrush EP (1987) and the as-yet-unrecorded album De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas (1994). It is one of the band's few official releases with Dead as vocalist, albeit posthumous. Similarly, the death of Euronymous came barely a month after the release of Live in Leipzig, in early August.

Live in Leipzig
Live in Leipzig cover.jpg
Live album by
ReleasedJuly 1993
Recorded26 November 1990 in Leipzig, Germany
GenreBlack metal
Length46:51
LabelObscure Plasma
ProducerMayhem
Mayhem chronology
Deathcrush
(1987)
Live in Leipzig
(1993)
De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
(1994)

Contents

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [2]

AllMusic critic Steve Huey wrote, "With a shortage of official Mayhem material featuring this [original] lineup, it's a necessary item for devoted fans, even in spite of the less-than-ideal sound quality."[2]

German magazine Rock Hard included it in the list "250 Black-Metal-Alben, die man kennen sollte" ("250 Black Metal Albums You Should Know").[3]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleLength
1."Deathcrush"4:37
2."Necrolust"3:46
3."Funeral Fog"6:31
4."The Freezing Moon"7:05
5."Carnage"4:06
6."Buried by Time and Dust"5:29
7."Pagan Fears"7:00
8."Chainsaw Gutsfuck"5:07
9."Pure Fucking Armageddon"3:10
Total length:46:51

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mayhem - Live in Leipzig - Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives". www.metal-archives.com.
  2. ^ a b Huey, Steve. "Live in Leipzig – Mayhem". AllMusic. Retrieved 16 September 2012.
  3. ^ "250 Black-Metal-Alben, die man kennen sollte". Rock Hard (269): 75. October 2009.