MAYHEM – BURNED ALIVE ALBUM REVIEW

MAYHEM

As you can guess from the general concept of this website, this has nothing to do with the Norwegian Black Metal icons. This one is from USA and they are a punk influenced heavy/thrash band.. ’s was released in 1987 from Black Dragon Records. has released two albums with in 1983&1984 and released an album with in 1986.

I have only known Mayhem by name as a project of Matt McCourt, mostly known by his other band, Wild Dogs. I met this album by coincidence while searching CDbaby randomly. The cover art is fantastic and seeing that Matt McCourt is in this, I bought it. There are really good songs here like; Burned Alive, Defy Your Master and Fuk-u. The punk influence gives a real energy to the songs but it also makes them very simple and plain. Also, Matt McCourt is a huge Motörhead fan and we can see the influences also here. This album is raw heavy metal with almost no artistic touch. I have to admit that this is not a lost gem of the 80s and I bet you have listened tons of better releases. However, I still recommend you to follow Matt McCourt’s playing career and I am sure you won’t be disappointed with this one. It is always a fun to listen…

 Rate: 7 out of 10

 

1.Burned Alive

2.Vicious Circle

3.Couch Potato

4.Face It

5.Fuk-u

6.6 is 9

7.White Mice on Speed

8.Domination

9.Defy Your Master

10.Aerobic Genocide

11.Over the Top

12.Ace of Spades (Motörhead cover)

13.Another Loving Tribute Fade

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Line-up:

Craig Lower –  Bass

Matt McCourt –  Vocals

Eric Olson –  Guitars

Steven Hanford –  Drums

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