01:46 - Fearmeister Agree, Blood Fire Death is the best of Bathory even if Under the Sign has a special place in my heart
01:39 - Apothecary Yup, much better than early Venom I think. Anyway, Blood Fire Death's always been my fav, perfect transition between the BM albums and the band's coming Viking era
01:36 - Lit. True, but even his debut was much more interesting.
01:33 - Apothecary You really can't call The Return and Under The SIgn "painfully average" though, because at the time they were released, BM was still in its infancy, so there wasn't much variation in sound among the bands
01:32 - Fearmeister Under the Sign was what got me into BM in the first place :|
01:31 - Lit. @Fear I'd still take that and even Requiem over the painfully average black metal that was The Return... and Under The Sign...
01:29 - LICH hey guys, black sabbath tomorrow. yiz
01. King Of Arizona [2009 re-release bonus] 02. Slow Hole To China 03. Nickel Dime 04. Sea Of Destruction 05. Oregon 06. Easy Breeze 07. Hale Bopp Blues [2009 re-release bonus] 08. Four Lords (And One More) 09. Rising Son 10. Guild Of Mute Assassins 11. Willie Nelson 12. Equinox 13. Hoodoo Operator 14. Day Of The Jackalope 15. Ship Of Gold (West Virginia) [2009 re-release bonus]
Additional info Various previously unreleased recordings. Released independently.
Conceal fanboyism? Fuck that. Clutch? I love 'em. So it's a source of pain to me that this album only has 6 votes here. Yeah it's a collection of previously unreleased tracks, and those things are normally for fans only, but these are Clutch scraps. They're just as chunky and groovy and the lyrics are just as surreal as you'd expect and they're definitely not for fans only. So get to it.