Mirrored Hate Painting

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Mirrored Hate Painting
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Studio album by Carpe Tenebrum
Released 1999
Recorded Spring/Winter 1998 at The Abyss
Genre Symphonic black metal
Length 39:56
Label Hammerheart
Carpe Tenebrum chronology
Majestic Nothingness
(1997)Majestic Nothingness1997
Mirrored Hate Painting
Dreaded Chaotic Reign
(2002)Dreaded Chaotic Reign2002

Mirrored Hate Painting is the second studio album by the Norwegian black metal band Carpe Tenebrum. It was recorded in spring/winter 1998 at The Abyss Studio and released in 1999 through Karmageddon Media. Stylistically the album is similar to Dimmu Borgir's Spiritual Black Dimensions (which is the only full-length Dimmu Borgir album featuring Astennu), albeit heavier and less symphonic. The album has an arguably obscure atmosphere because of the atypical cover artwork, the poetic lyrics and the bizarrely edited speech samples between some of the songs. The band again used a drum machine although Nagash is listed as the drummer.[1][2][3][4][5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs composed by Astennu, lyrics written by Ariadne A. Done and Astennu.

No. Title Length
1. "The Abyss's Mystic Haze" 06:07
2. "Lured Like You Thought" 06:16
3. "The Painting" 05:05
4. "Mirrored in Scarry Skies" 05:24
5. "And Fever" 05:50
6. "Ludus" 05:42
7. "Void Dress" 02:45
8. "Dreaded Chaotic Reign" 02:47
Total length: 39:56
  • The song "Lured Like You Thought" is listed as instrumental although it obviously has lyrics provided by Stian Arnesen.
  • Track 5 is misspelled "And Forever" on the back cover.


  • Astennu - guitars, bass, keyboards, drum programming
  • Nagash - vocals

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Ariadne A. Done - lyrics
  • Tommy Tägtgren - mixing


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  2. ^ "Carpe Tenebrum– Mirrored Hate Painting". discogs.com. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Carpe Tenebrum - Mirrored Hate Painting CD". cduniverse.com. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Mirrored Hate Painting". allmusic.com. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Mirrored Hate Painting". amazon.com. Retrieved 15 January 2014.