Chimera (Mayhem album)

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Studio album by Mayhem
Released 6 April 2004
Recorded November 2003–January 2004
Genre Black metal
Length 44:31
Label Season of Mist
Producer Blasphemer
Mayhem chronology
Legions of War
Ordo ad Chao
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Chimera is the third full length album by the Norwegian black metal band Mayhem. It is the fourth and last main Mayhem release to feature vocalist Sven Erik Kristiansen (Maniac). TurboNatas of fellow Norwegian band Red Harvest provided the album artwork.[2] The album art is a screenshot from the 1922 silent film Häxan.

At the time of its release in 2004, Mayhem was still being sharply and routinely criticized in the metal underground for straying from the black metal style on its foregoing album, Grand Declaration of War.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Maniac & Blasphemer. 

No. Title Length
1. "Whore"   2:58
2. "Dark Night of the Soul"   6:08
3. "Rape Humanity with Pride"   5:41
4. "My Death"   5:54
5. "You Must Fall"   4:13
6. "Slaughter of Dreams"   7:00
7. "Impious Devious Leper Lord"   5:38
8. "Chimera"   7:00
Total length:



  • All Songs Published By Season Of Mist
  • Produced By Blasphemer
  • Engineered By Borge Finstad
  • Mixed By Blasphemer, Hellhammer & Borge Finstad
  • Mastered By Morten Lund


Chart (2004) Peak
Norwegian Albums Chart[4] 28


  1. ^ Mason, Stewart. "Chimera review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 27 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Red Harvest biography on Avant-garde metal". Avant-garde metal. Retrieved 2009-05-07. 
  3. ^ "Chimera" by Mayhem; details at discogs
  4. ^ Steffen Hung. "Norwegian charts portal". Retrieved 2012-02-09.