Friday, March 9, 2012

odens ride over nordland

My final Bathory post for now, this time about their fourth release, "Blood Fire Death". Another Black Mark Productions reissue from 2010. White wax. Original press from 1988 on Under One Flag.

I haven't paid any attention to much of the bands material that followed this album as this is where they started to wander into a slightly different direction and playing what's been labeled as 'viking metal'. Elements of that little subgenre certainly shine through here, but for the most part this is still a largely traditional Bathory record. Out of all the stuff I've posted about over the last few days too, this one possesses the cleanest recording qualities, surely a draw card for some while being a bit of a detractor for the more cvlt types.

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