Mutant - _The Aeonic Majesty_
by: Paul Schwarz (
Quite well described as a combination of The Abyss and Hypocrisy (Peter Tagtgren's two most extreme projects), Mutant have the rattling speed and endless fury of the former combined with the calculated, often regularly pounding riffage of the latter. However, their chosen production does sometimes over-treble things, making for an element of tinniness in _TAM_'s overall sound, while the nine songs on offer, though varied, do not vary quite enough to completely avoid have any drag. But though Mutant may put the occasional foot wrong within the confines of _TAM_'s near-forty minutes, the fact remains that they have positively belted out a ferociously fast, intense, atmospherically alive and technical blackened death metal album well worthy of some attention.
(article published 5/25/2000)
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