Tulus - Mysterion CD
First of all I am amazed that this band, especially this album, is completely devoid of any review whatsoever. It's truly incredible and maybe even sad, and I'll make sure to explain why in the following review of, in my personal opinion, the band's best effort, and one of the best black metal albums I've ever had the joy to listen to.
As far as I know, Tulus is not a very renowned band, it's not common place to see it listed as part of the great group of black metal bands among the likes of Burzum, Mayhem, Gorgoroth, Darkthrone or Ulver, yet it has just as much energy, novelty, grimness and black melodies as the aforementioned bands. This album here, their debut full length, is filled to the brim with fresh (by 1996's standards AND even by today at a certain extent), imaginative, unique and yet dark, violent, Orthodox black metal songs. The album truly could be considered a lost masterpiece, but it's not completely ignored, as people who really dig into the history of black metal (and most black metal fans do, at least a little) might already be quite familiar with the album