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Release date: June 1991
Style: Viking black metal, First wave of black metal


8.5 | 293 votes


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01. Twilight Of The Gods
02. Through Blood By Thunder
03. Blood And Iron
04. Under The Runes
05. To Enter Your Mountain
06. Bond Of Blood
07. Hammerheart

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Additional info
Produced by Boss
Recorded at Montezuma Studio, Stockholm Sweden
Album cover design by Quorthon
Album front cover photo by Rick Ridgew and Oscar Kihlborg
Album back cover design, construction and photo by Quorthon

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A follow up album to Hammerheart, very epic indeed, and with wonderful musicianship involved, as always. A worthy album for it's predecessor.

The album indeed starts out with an eerie wind atmosphere, it slowly adds up to loud guitars and depthy drums, very powerful indeed. The first song I think, is very great, the weakest part is probably Quorthons vocals, which maybe could've been a tad louder, and maybe better sang? Not sure, the rest of the song is just amazing work, in my opinion. Very atmospheric and somewhat doomish. It's 14 plus minute length seems to fly by as you sit and enjoy the music, it fades out with great acoustics and atmospherics (the wind.) You can practically see the mist.

published 15.09.2004 | Comments (9)

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garmling - 10.06.2011 at 15:38  
Rating: 10 A masterpiece!
Cuca Beludo - 01.10.2011 at 06:38  
musicalkaratekid - 05.04.2012 at 17:29  
Rating: 9 It doesn't quite reach the standards set by 'hammerheart' in my opinion, but it comes damn close. The title track is a legendary epic, and most of the songs here really grab your attention with their victorious melodies and viking imagery. Brilliant album, even if it is the last truly brilliant bathory album.
Kocha - 24.11.2012 at 22:44  
Rating: 9 Unique album.
belphegor666 - 21.07.2013 at 18:28  
  I never heard a album like this ... pure magic ...the entire album is so magic, i can't say anything else about it... Odin bless the superior Quorthon
Lião - 09.09.2013 at 05:49  
  This and Hammerheart must be my favourite albums ever...
Bad English - 14.01.2014 at 21:09  
  Another epic viking journey, king of epicness, there are not such epic album at all, how ppl simply can not love Bathory ? great album, great lyrics and feeling, its not shame die young,
NorthernDickhead - 06.04.2014 at 20:00  
Rating: 9
Written by Bad English on 14.01.2014 at 21:09

its not shame die young,

Yes,but I'm just thinking how many good albums we miss because he's dead He didn't get ready this Nordland saga thing...

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