Under the Sign of the Black Mark
BATHORY

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Album · 1987

Filed under Black Metal

Tracklist

1. Nocturnal Obeisance (1:28)
2. Massacre (2:38)
3. Woman of Dark Desires (4:06)
4. Call From the Grave (4:53)
5. Equimanthorn (3:41)
6. Enter the Eternal Fire (6:57)
7. Chariots of Fire (2:46)
8. 13 Candles (5:17)
9. Of Doom (3:44)
10. Outro (0:25)

Total Time: 35:59

Line-up/Musicians

- Quorthon / electric guitar, bass guitar, synthesizer, vocals, lyrics
- Paul Pålle Lundburg / drums
- Christer Sandström / additional bass

About this release

Label: Under One Flag / Black Mark
Release date: May 11th, 1987

Recorded in September 1986, at Heavenshore Studio, Stockholm, Sweden.
Produced by Boss and Quorthon.
Album cover design by Quorthon.
Album front cover photo by Gunnar Silins.

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Warthur
The third and best of Bathory's early blueprints for black metal, Under the Sign of the Black Mark also includes a few lyrical hints to the band's future "viking metal" direction. But in terms of the actual music, it's as thrashy, ugly, and Venom-inspired as before, but the songwriting is markedly improved this time. Woman of Dark Desires - one of the many uncountable black metal tributes to the band's lesbian serial killer namesake recorded over the years since Venom's own Countess Bathory - is far and away my favourite song on any of the first three Bathory albums, whilst Enter the Eternal Fire shows that Quorthon was getting increasingly ambitious in his songwriting. Simply put, of all the first-wave Bathory albums, this is the best.
Wilytank
People attribute the formation of the first wave of black metal to Venom, Mercyful Fate, Celtic Frost, and Bathory. But of those four, Bathory is the only band that actually played black metal, and it is this band alone that should truly be credited for the start of this genre.

With their third album, Under the Sign of the Black Mark, Quorthon and his crew continue their storm of damnation that started with their monumental debut album and continued with their impressive though lacking second album. To many people elsewhere, Under the Sign of the Black Mark is the must have black metal Bathory album and rightly so.

The production here is better than the first two albums while still having that demented raw quality to it. The songs are still fast, furious and evil. There are some really insane guitar solos threw in here too, most notably in the outro to "Equimanthorn". Even the slower, longer song "Enter the Eternal Fire" is really awesome. In fact, I believe Darkthrone pay tribute to it (or rip it off >.> ) in their Under a Funeral Moon song "To Walk the Infernal Fields".

Of their pre-viking age era albums, Under the Sign of the Black Mark is Bathory's finest moment. Truly a pinnacle of the black metal genre.
AtomicCrimsonRush
Another boring Bathory album that I had in the 80s and eventually lost as a strategic move. Similar to the debut there is a lot of sonic noise and scratchy vocals, adly produced, mostly sustained growls about the devil and his dark domain. Contrived, and really dull, it has no heart, and only will appeal to those into the Norwegian satanic mess laugingly called music. It is bleak, soulless and downright demonic. None of it is uplifting, and purposely draws on dark imagery and the blackness of the soul. I used to like this... but I was a dark disturbed soul back then. Nowadays I focus on more positive music so this album is rather a dark stain that I disposed of years ago never to return to.

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