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Release date: May 1996
Style: Viking black metal


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01. Intro
02. Blood On Ice
03. Man Of Iron
04. One Eyed Old Man
05. The Sword
06. The Stallion
07. The Woodwoman
08. The Lake
09. Gods Of Thunder Of Wind And Of Rain
10. The Ravens
11. The Revenge Of Blood On Ice

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Produced by Boss and Quorthon
Recorded at Heavenshore and Hellhole Studios, Stockholm Sweden
Album cover design by Quorthon
Album front cover exclusive painting by Kristian Wåhlin
Originaly 1988, 1989, with additional material recorded in 1995. Mixed in 1996.

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One of the best albums by Bathory, although not the best, (I save that spot for Hammerheart), it's their most unique as far as storytelling though. The entire album is the story of vengeance for a young man whose village was destroyed and family killed. All of the song lyrics are based upon a story written by Quorthon, and the lyrics follow in a summarized chronological version of the short story. Blood on Ice really follows the typical low quality epic sound that similar viking-esque Bathory albums have. One of the different things on this album, besides the telling of one great story, is the largely varied song types in the album. From soft arppegios in "The Ravens" to epic, empowering songs hailing the gods in "Gods of Thunder of Wind and of Rain." Quorthon did not vary these song just because he felt like it either. The music in these songs all fit the tone of the lyrics they represent. It appears that the music was based upon the lyrics, not vice-versa as is common with many other bands. Every song on the album, including the intro, really helps to tell the story and makes it much more submerssive than a movie or book could ever be. Each song also captures the emotion of these events and helps pass that emotion onto the listener, whether that be anger, sadness, or a lust for vengeance.

published 13.05.2007 | Comments (11)

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musicalkaratekid - 13.09.2011 at 18:24  
Rating: 8 I don't think this album is too bad! Its not the best bathory album but i'd say it features Quorthon's best clean vocals.
Sean 79 - 13.09.2011 at 20:10  
  Great album. Epic as hell
Bad English - 23.01.2014 at 22:24  
  Why Old One Eyes Man and Lake has same lyrics and song? mine version has

This is epic, Tomas understand , crappy music wont bring him glory and he went back to epic roots, more 90's epic whit acoustic passages and great lyrics, really , this is better then those 2 ''classical epic'' albums, good good work
Maco - 04.02.2014 at 05:41  
  Not my favorite from the "viking era" but it's still a good album.
Bad English - 26.07.2015 at 21:26  
Written by deadone on 04.02.2014 at 06:07

I found this one to be somewhat "meh."

you really cant get into good Europian darker music?

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