Bathory - Bathory
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Based on 52 ratings
1984 Ratings: #33
October 1, 1984 / Release Date
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An influencial Black Metal album but not above 90.
An interesting listen from the perspective of it being one of the very first black metal albums, but it lacks much of the characteristics that makes some of the best black metal good.
Can't deny the importance of bathory's debut being one of the first albums that can be labeled with the Black Metal sub genre but yet it still feels like a thrash metal album which had low production value but it has some good grooves, infectious lyrics and fast paced.

Track Review

Storm of Damnation (Intro) 7.5/10
Hades 8/10
Reaper 8/10
Necromancy 8/10
Sacrifice 8/10
In Consperacy With Satan 7.5/10
Armageddon 7/10
Raise the Dead 7.5/10
War 7.5/10
The Winds of Mayhem (Outro) 7/10

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Venom planted the seeds of Black Metal with their simple, Satanic, and raw style that aimed to be as fast and abrasive as possible. Bathory was the plant that grew from those seeds. Although not an astounding effort on it’s own, Bathory was an album that was indisputably Black Metal, and – whether purposefully or due to lack of money – set the standard for the use of terrible production as a tool to create atmosphere. Indeed, the album sounds like you’re listening to ... read more
Bom álbum de estréia, cheio de fúria e bem gravado, mesmo com o baixo orçamento.
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Added on: November 30, 2014