Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Mystique

Here's a totally rare, privately pressed, Heavy Metal EP from Canada's Mystique. I know what you're thinking, "So what, it's rare, is it good?" Dude, it's beyond good, it's gooder. Mystique is a bit like the eccentric NWOBHM band Hell. Poorly recorded, but rich in spirit. Delicious archaic keyboards, some tasty guitars, and some awesome fantasy lyrics. It'd be a shame to miss this one.

10 comments:

TMM said...

A lot like a more complicated Vitus. Even the guy's falsetto is pretty similar at time. feedback intro on No Return is pretty dope. And you have to love a song called Wake Up Screaming. That title has a pretty great track record and the song is my favorite on here for what it's worth.

Troy

MARK UNDERGROUND said...

Aesop,
Oberkampf -Live St Etienne 13/10/2001:
http://rapidshare.com/files/70086443/oberkampf_live_st_etienne_2001.rar.html

Cheers!

Anonymous said...

These tracks could on been on MM IV or V. This is really good shit. Like Warlord's "Deliver Us" with out the gay jane fonda headbands.

vugelnox said...

keep bringing on the obscure heavy metal relics!

Adam said...

This album is rulz
Speaking of HELL, i heard somewhere the remaining members of were recording an album.
Can't imagine it would be as good as the other stuff

centreofwood said...

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Nickthrone said...

this band is fucking rule!! do you have anything else by them? i searched and couldn't find anything :(

Aesop said...

Sadly, Mystique never got anything else out. As for Hell, yeah I have heard that they are playing with Martin of Skyclad taking over Halliday's role. Can't imagine it would touch the greatness of the original but still pretty cool. Misatonic Foundation will be releasing a Hell discography CD soon, but not soon enough for me.

toxik boys said...

great

nice post

Jonathan said...

this cover is total hell yes