Bathory - Twilight Of The Gods


8.5 | 333 votes |
Release date: June 1991
Style: Viking black metal, First wave of black metal

Owners:

452 have it
40 want it
2 trade it


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

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

Guest review by
Clintagräm
Rating:
9.0
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.

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published 15.09.2004 | Comments (9)

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10.06.2011 - 15:38
Rating: 10
garmling

Posts: 288
From: Palau

A masterpiece!
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01.10.2011 - 06:38
Cuca Beludo
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05.04.2012 - 17:29
Rating: 8
musicalkaratekid

Posts: 1424
From: UK
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.
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24.11.2012 - 22:44
Rating: 9
Kocha

Posts: 16
From: Serbia

Unique album.
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21.07.2013 - 18:28
belphegor666

Posts: 33
From: UK

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
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09.09.2013 - 05:49
Lião
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This and Hammerheart must be my favourite albums ever...
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14.01.2014 - 21:09
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Masterchief

Posts: 44945
From: Sweden

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,
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06.04.2014 - 20:00
Rating: 9
NorthernDickhead

Posts: 220
From: Finland

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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Olen täys idiootti jätkä.
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18.06.2015 - 21:31
Rating: 4
Dr. Strawberry

Posts: 667


This album and all his later albums all are not listenable due to his damaged vocals.
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19.06.2015 - 09:14
Rating: 4
Dr. Strawberry

Posts: 667


Written by deadone on 19.06.2015 at 03:05

Written by Dr. Strawberry on 18.06.2015 at 21:31

This album and all his later albums all are not listenable due to his damaged vocals.



I like his vocals on this and especially the 2 Nordlands. I'm not hearing damaged vocals.


His vocals started gaining more textured on Blood Fire Death and Hammerheart, especially Blood Fire Death which packed with wonderful black "harsh shrieking" that really damaged his vocals few years later. His vocals became thin which can't drag to the extreme (most of the time stop half way), what a shame.
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19.06.2015 - 10:10
Rating: 4
Dr. Strawberry

Posts: 667


Mr. Q run out of ideas....
This album shows a lot of indian music composition. Indian music is not my cup of tea, this is Indian Metal not Viking Metal.
Track No. 07 - Hammerheart is extremely awful
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20.06.2015 - 02:01
Rating: 7
Fearmeister
The Tardy Boy

Posts: 931
From: USA

I love Quorthon's pop days

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Thinking outside the box merely places you in another, somewhat larger box.
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20.06.2015 - 10:54
Rating: 8
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl

Posts: 2780
From: Australia

Written by Dr. Strawberry on 19.06.2015 at 10:10

Track No. 07 - Hammerheart is extremely awful

I think it's one of his best songs.
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21.06.2015 - 17:44
Rating: 4
Dr. Strawberry

Posts: 667


Written by Fearmeister on 20.06.2015 at 02:01

I love Quorthon's pop days


Obviously he looked older when he was young. :-) and...gayish...
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22.06.2015 - 03:52
Rating: 8
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl

Posts: 2780
From: Australia

Written by Dr. Strawberry on 21.06.2015 at 17:44

Written by Fearmeister on 20.06.2015 at 02:01



Obviously he looked older when he was young.

That Benjamin Button film was based on him.
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Mum - 21/10/1955 - 19/6/2015. R.I.P.

"I'll fight you on one condition. That you lower your nipples."
"Thinking quickly, Dave constructs a homemade megaphone using only some string, a squirrel and a megaphone."
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26.07.2015 - 19:59
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Masterchief

Posts: 44945
From: Sweden

Written by Dr. Strawberry on 21.06.2015 at 17:44

Written by Fearmeister on 20.06.2015 at 02:01

I love Quorthon's pop days


Obviously he looked older when he was young. :-) and...gayish...


lol he looked young all time
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Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

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26.01.2016 - 21:29
Rating: 8
Pikemaster

Posts: 50
From: Finland

Written by Dr. Strawberry on 21.06.2015 at 17:44

Written by Fearmeister on 20.06.2015 at 02:01

I love Quorthon's pop days


Obviously he looked older when he was young. :-) and...gayish...

Sorry you are just so funny
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"Soon its tail raises the mud
The beast is ready for attack
The reel screams the line beings to run
And the struggle shall begin"
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