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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

BATHORY / Blood Fire Death (1988)

Blood Fire Death isn't just a collection of quality songs, it's a truly ground-breaking, momentous achievement, the importance of which can't be stressed enough. The use of acoustics, the Viking symbolism, the choirs, the thundering intro, the cleaner vocals, the pounding drums, the torturing wail of the guitars, the pure fucking Armageddon heaviness of it all was something that the world had never experienced before. It literally changed the face of metal forever, and in the process made Quorthon a living legend in certain circles.

Songs of Note: Oden's Ride Over Nordland; A Fine Day to Die

5 horses for the Allfather out of 5

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