BATHORY — Bathory (review)

BATHORY — Bathory album cover Album · 1984 · Black Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
4/5 ·
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Haters gonna hate. Well, personally, if this is the worst of black metal, then I say hail black metal. Brutal riffs, nasty production reminding me of obscure hardcore punk records, and beautiful vocals that sound like the creature depicted on the album cover is doing the singing.

So I love it. But whether or not you love it is the question. I'd recommend listening to the opening track, and if you don't like it, immediately stop there because it's not going to change or start dishing out acoustic interludes. This is nothing more than the foundation of black metal, love it or hate it.
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J-Man wrote:
more than 2 years ago
I'm not the biggest fan of this album (based on its musical merits alone), but I'd say this is a pretty decent and hugely influential album. And, of course, I'm not a Christian in any way, shape, or form :-) I'd probably rate it with 3 stars if I were to write a review today.
Wilytank wrote:
more than 2 years ago
But seriously. Besides some of the churchgoers here, who else says this is the worst black metal? Bathory is THE influential black metal album.

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