"Funeral Fog" is the lead track from Mayhem's first official full-length record, De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas. Recording for the album began in 1992, but it wasn't released until 1994—delayed by the murder trial of bassist Varg Vikernes (who also releases excellent solo black-metal records as Burzum), who was found guilty in the stabbing of guitarist Øystein Aarseth, better known in Norwegian metal circles as Euronymous. Maybe Liturgy or Wolves in the Throne Room would be accepted with open arms if they started burning churches and stabbing one another?
Mayhem still records and tours today, with an obviously altered lineup that includes two members from De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas, vocalist Attila Csihar and drummer Hellhammer.
Enjoy "Funeral Fog," a true black-metal classic. Dizzying, evil, and upsetting, this isn't the kind of music you'd want to play for your mom. And give it a good listen: This isn't all about Satan, darkness, fog, frost, and evil. These guys are incredibly talented players.