The follow-up to the first album is Planet Satan, released in 2014; it might have less impact than the previous album, but the sound is still the same, it seems that so many years have never passed. The trademarks, now as in the 90s, are a raging and furious riffing with a pounding drum machine which increases the feeling of breathlessness. The whole is topped here and there by a wise use of synth as in “LSD” and “Far”; the latter also has the text in Norwegian. In “Fist of Satan” the pounding of the drum machine is really crazy and almost techno, while “All Must End” has a synth background all the time. The lyrics deal mostly with occultism and Satanism; the already mentioned “Far”, which means ‘Father’, is a prayer to Satan, a kind of a satanic Our Father.
Planet Satan is a hellish, apocalyptic and nihilistic album, a milestone of the genre for its sublime and chaotic ferocity. In a nutshell, an excellent album. If you still do not know Mysticum, now it's time to get acquainted with this historic Norwegian band!
Release date: October 27 2014 on Peaceville Records.
4. The Ether
5. Fist of Satan
6. All Must End
7. Cosmic Gun
8. Dissolve into Impiety
Dr. Best: Bass, Drum programming
Svart Ravn: Vocals, Guitars
Herr General Cerastes: Vocals, Guitars
Text by Herjann