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

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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

Guest review by
Clintagram

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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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...
God Buster 鬼 - 18.06.2015 at 21:31  
Rating: 4 This album and all his later albums all are not listenable due to his damaged vocals.
deadone - 19.06.2015 at 03:05  
Rating: 7
Written by God Buster 鬼 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.
God Buster 鬼 - 19.06.2015 at 09:14  
Rating: 4
Written by deadone on 19.06.2015 at 03:05

Written by God Buster 鬼 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.
God Buster 鬼 - 19.06.2015 at 10:10  
Rating: 4 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
Fearmeister - 20.06.2015 at 02:01  
Rating: 7 I love Quorthon's pop days

M C Vice - 20.06.2015 at 10:54  
Rating: 8
Written by God Buster 鬼 on 19.06.2015 at 10:10

Track No. 07 - Hammerheart is extremely awful

I think it's one of his best songs.
God Buster 鬼 - 21.06.2015 at 17:44  
Rating: 4
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...
M C Vice - 22.06.2015 at 03:52  
Rating: 8
Written by God Buster 鬼 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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