Friday, October 7, 2011

Bathory/Twilight Of The Gods/Black Mark Productions/1991 CD Review

Bathory are a band from Sweden that started out as a black/thrash metal band that created black metal today as we know and they are also one of the creators of what is known today as viking metal and this is a review of their classic 1991 album "Twilight Of The Gods" which was released by Black Mark Productions.

Drums are mostly slow beats with no fast playing or blast beats, while the bass playing is all rhythm bass that follows the riffs that are coming out of the guitars, as for the orchestra when it is used on this album it has a soundtrack feel with a classical influence.

Rhythm guitars are mostly slow fiffs with no fast playing while the lead guitars are distorted guitar solos that contain alot of melody, as for the accoustic guitars they utilize alot of open chords that give the music a pagan feel and ther are also classical guitars that are used at times.

Vocals are all clean singing and have no black metal vocals like the earlier albums, while the lyrics touch on Norse Mythology, the fantasy writings of Robert E. Howard and the philosophy of Fredich Nietzsche, as for the production on this recording it sounds very professional for the time it came and you can hear all of the musical instruments present on this masterpiece.

In my opinion this is a classic album from Bathory and if you are a fan of Bathory you probably already have this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Through Blood And Iron" "Under The Runes" and "To Enter The Mountain". RECOMMENDED BUY

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