Wolf's Lair Abyss

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Wolf's Lair Abyss
EP by Mayhem
Released November 3, 1997
Genre Black metal
Length 24:41
Label Misanthropy Records
Producer Kristoffer Rygg
Mayhem chronology
Out from the Dark
(1996)Out from the Dark1996
Wolf's Lair Abyss
Mediolanum Capta Est
(1999)Mediolanum Capta Est1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Wolf's Lair Abyss is an EP by the Norwegian black metal band Mayhem.

According to the band's website, it is the first part of Grand Declaration of War.[2] The main riff of the last track, "Symbols of Bloodswords", is used in "A Grand Declaration of War" and "View from Nihil (Part II)".

This EP was the first release by Mayhem without Euronymous, who was killed in 1993. The new line-up's material was far more technical than that of earlier incarnations of the band; apart from the intro, each track contains at least two separate sections and is played at a furious tempo. Also, while Maniac's vocal contributions to the band are generally controversial, his performance on this EP is routinely praised. This EP has often been cited as the best item in the new line-up's discography.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Mayhem.

1."The Vortex Void of Inhumanity (Intro)"2:21
2."I Am Thy Labyrinth"5:26
3."Fall of Seraphs"6:02
4."Ancient Skin"5:28
5."Symbols of Bloodswords"5:24



  • Produced by Krystoffer Rygg
  • Engineered, mixed and mastered by Mayhem

See also[edit]

Mayhem discography