10 Songs, 35 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Unleashed upon a very discriminating audience in 1987, Bathory’s third album became one of the primary building blocks for the Scandinavian black metal movement of the early ‘90s. Essentially the solo project of then 21-year-old Swedish musician Tomas “Quorthon” Forsberg, the record has an uncompromising attitude, cavernous atmosphere, and demonic vocal style that made Bathory one of the most extreme bands in the land. Along with the early works of Celtic Frost and Venom, it inspired the legion of corpse-painted firebrands that followed.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Unleashed upon a very discriminating audience in 1987, Bathory’s third album became one of the primary building blocks for the Scandinavian black metal movement of the early ‘90s. Essentially the solo project of then 21-year-old Swedish musician Tomas “Quorthon” Forsberg, the record has an uncompromising attitude, cavernous atmosphere, and demonic vocal style that made Bathory one of the most extreme bands in the land. Along with the early works of Celtic Frost and Venom, it inspired the legion of corpse-painted firebrands that followed.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

Deckard23 ,

Finally here!

One of the most important classics of Black Metal is finally on iTunes! Arguably Bathory's best album, its raw sound will fill your eardrums with pure ecstasy. Songs vary in tempo, from lightning quick Chariot of Fire to melodic Enter the Eternal Fire (I think iTunes misspelled Eternal). Quorthon's vocals are clear and hauntingly beautiful. This is a must-have album for any Black Metal fan!

sepmaniac714 ,

One of the greatest metal albums

Because of its raw simplicity and beauty coupled with unbridled low-fi aggression and excellent songwriting, this album is definately my favorite Bathory album and my favorite pure black metal album. The entire album is well worth your purchase!

Darkthrone666 ,

Under the Sign of the Black Mark

I have had Bathory's self titled for I while now but I was skeptical to buy this CD at first because I wasn't sure if it was BM... I thought it might of been viking metal. But after reading the reviews I finally decided to get it. It was the BEST purchase of my life. Every song on the whole CD is great! Not one bad track... Not even one SLIGHTLY bad... Buy this NOW!!

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