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Meister Mephisto (Season of Mist)

By: Mike SOS

Could Sturmgeist be the Norwegian answer to Andrew WK? Highly unlikely, yet both seem to enjoy partying hard, only Sturmgeist (real name Cornelius Jakhelln) is a bit more on the scholastic side of the fence than his American counterpart. Hell, the guy speaks seven languages fluently and has published three books, ranging from philosophy to metaphysical poetry. And at Strumgeist's party, conducted through the raucously industrial meets black metal offerings displayed on tracks such as "Grimmer Than Ugly" and "Shock & Awe" are akin to a Rammstein or Ministry offering than pseudo metal best served when selling chocolate bars. In fact, the nine-track offering (sung in German to boot) provides an electronically enhanced grim Germanic metal approach with signs of Viking metal's anthemic might which fans of chaotic music across the board will surely hone in on. Weaving the Germanic culture into his industrial metal grind, Sturmgeist's latest release is ambitious yet still manages to crack heads wide open. If you're looking for something out of the ordinary, Meister Mephisto definitely fits the bill.
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