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Two eyes like burning embers I however think that this is a nice addition to a metalhead's collection for it's historical aspect, but not really something to value as musically rewarding. The fan debate between early/latter eras of Bathory has been exhausted, but it is nice that an album like Blood Fire Death exists to cater to the whims of either side. So despite the album title, as well as having lyrics about raping angels and Jesus being the bastard son of heaven, Blood Fire Death isn't quite pitch black as it's three predecessors. To me, that’s just clever. “Certainly in this country as far as power, speed, brutality and utter noise is concerned, nothing in Sweden even came close for about a decade” - Quorthon This album is a mountain. The vocals are buried in the mix, but the high pitched screams come out really nicely. [25] A music video was made for the song "One Rode to Asa Bay". This march can be seen as a big influence for funeral black metal too, concerning the down tempos and the really sick air we can breathe. While I love all of the songs, I just can’t help but point out that they all sound the same. What a perfect name for the track! The extensive bridge of this epic breaks for some acoustics, and some surging thrash rhythms that march across the battering of the drums. It’s an album that was equally as ahead of its time as “Deathcrush”, though far superior in quality and more indicative of the dark, occult oriented sound that Mayhem themselves would adopt during the formative years of the early 90s. 'Burning naked but smiling If "war metal" were an actual genre, this album would be hailed as it's roots. And the Viking-oriented lyrical content was well-written, not just cheesey Manowar wannabe stuff (no disrespect intended to the Kings of Metal, natch)--though Quorth IS a Manowar fan, now that I think of it. The stomping "For All Those Who Died" is a close relative of "Call From the Grave". Shorter bursts of blazing speed such as “Massacre” and “Chariots Of Fire” definitely capture the violent character of primitive barbarians painting valley’s with each other’s blood or attributing mythical explanations to their violent world. And not only Quorthon’s music. The "Under the Sign of the Black Mark" album is also the last one to feature the evil lyrical concept as it was dropped shortly after for the viking themes. An innovative in every sense, Quorthon inspired and pioneered in the early days. It is a bit less typical of Bathory, but still dark, brutal and menacing. Their "Wheels of Steel" and "Denim and Leather" albums are highly underrated I think” - Quorthon discussing the base technique used for the following track… Quorthon (then known as Ace, after Ace Frehley of KISS), a seventeen-year-old guitarist, was joined by the bass guitarist Fredrik Melander and the drummer Jonas Åkerlund. I must admit that “Pace 'Til Death” is just plain silly, but the album redeems itself with plenty credibility to spare as the EPIC title song spreads itself across most of the record’s second side. I mean, if you listen to all three previous records it will be certain that none of them sounds like its predecessors and each brings something different to the sound and style of the band. Except by ‘Of Doom…’, which features a riff so foul it forces you into the foetal position, then has you praying that the Angel of Death will only take your first born son instead of your anal virginity. "A Fine Day to Die" and "Blood Fire Death" are the most ambitious undertakings Bathory had taken to date. "[21] Other bands Quorthon cited as early inspirations and influences included British punk bands the Exploited and the Sex Pistols[22][23] and Canadian speed metal band Exciter. Bathory's lyrics are mainly about war, epic battles, fantasy, and viking oriented themes, along with some hidden Satanic messages. Many fans and reviewers have claimed Venom was an influence on Bathory,[19] or even accused Bathory of copying Venom. Bathory disbanded after Quorthon's death in 2004. It follows almost the same formula, as it has some chanting in the background over a quiet guitar. Dark chants, symphonic music and the roar of thunder blare away in the background while the sound of a horse cries out, giving the listener a mental image of this Nordic god, Odin, riding out over a vast land. The quality of the music is the same as the previous album, but with some arrangements and sophistication, and the vocals are still fast and dirty. He doesn’t sing, he doesn’t talk, he just growls and screams his way through this whole album. To conclude. Very effective use of synth on that track too. elements into his lethal and pioneering black metal mixture, and it was for the better because it enabled much of the metal community to take him more seriously. I already stated in my other review that “Under the Sign of Black Mark” is definitely my favourite Bathory LP and also one of my fave metal albums of all times… but Quorthon, through the years of Bathory existence, managed to compose and record several amazing LPs and if one would ask me which another LP of his I like most then I guess it would be “Blood Fire Death”. Then a pause. For example, many of the songs on this album are very lengthy, but for no purpose. The historical significance of Bathory is without question, and no serious party can argue otherwise. Pretty soon though, the thick, swinging drum beats come thundering in which are backed up by ultra heavy, mid-paced riffs that simply crush in all their might. “Call from The Grave” shows epic/dark guitars riffs and a new sense of “melody” for a band like Bathory. That combined with the guitars which seem to move in an ambient sense, only several notes at a time, making me think of Ildjarn, then in the chorus there is a little more distinction, but also on this song keyboards are added that are way ahead of their time, this is repeated throughout the whole album, The kind of keyboards Countess would attempt to replicate, somehow adding a dark sinister horror movie atmosphere to the proceedings. Switching between soft choirs, which are accompanied by an emotional guitar, and thunderous, painfully intensive metal pathos, the song develops an unbelievable power and one sees raging flames before the inner eye. Quorthon's voice is possessed on here, demonic screams with a perfect tone, want to know what Dead was trying to do, it's all right here. But the sound is less lo-fi than typical black metal; the guitars have a lot more bottom end than Bathory’s previous works. It’s constantly fast through out, almost too damn fast to head bang to. Quorthon adopted a significantly different approach with the album Blood Fire Death (1988). I would have been a cover band though since, being a Metal God, Quorthon has obviously gone to heaven (or Valhalla perhaps). But on those certain windy and cloudless nights, when the moon doth glow and Stonehenge is illuminated in a eerie twilight…I’ll deafen the banshee wails with Quorthon’s masterwork and remind myself that this really does expose the second wave as the corpse painted and blackened pansies they are. 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