Derek Schultz

Location: Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Birthday: June 20
In My Own Words:
The hawthorn summer is red with sunblood.


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Chimera ~ Mayhem
Chimera ~ Mayhem
Mayhem hits extremely hard with Chimera, and it's definitely somewhat of a surprise after their previous album Grand Declaration Of War, which experimented with dark-electronic influences, spoken word passages, and unconventional song structures. For Mayhem, a band of legendary status, Chimera represents a return to an older, more savage and destructive style, but it also shows deep progression: the band has adopted a more technical subtlety to enhance their extreme style, and the lo-fi aesthetics of old have been entirely abandoned for a venomously crisp production. This allows drummer Hellhammer's outstanding technical work as well as bassist Necrobutcher's pounding, almost grooving,… Read more