Mayhem – Deathcrush (1987)

Deathcrush is a special part of the Mayhem discography. It is a dank-ass, stank-ass, sloppy, mungin’ tape demo kinda deal; far cry from the band’s lightening fast black metal misery that they would go on to become infamous for. The band might sound like a bunch of teenagers in a garage (which they were, basically) but Maniac is on-point here. The vocals are absolutely mental, and lend a unhinged edge to the atmosphere, as do the spooky and now legendary instrumental / synthesiser tracks (2020 Edit: the opening track is composed by Conrad Schitzler of Kluster and Tangerine Dream fame). A part of black metal history.