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 Post subject: 'Bathory - Under the Sign of the Black Mark (#8169)'
PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:16 pm 
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Bathory - Under the Sign of the Black Mark
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Quoted: CLASSIC


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Never got into Bathory, but this might be one of the few that I have given an extended listen to and I think I vaguely remember enjoying it?

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:42 am 
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One of the greatest Metal albums ever recorded.

It's amazing that for such a raw sounding album, the songs are all so distinctive and, dare I say, catchy.


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1. Scandinavia comprises Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark, and possibly other countries/territories that I'm not aware of. NOT just Sweden.

2. It's Quorthon, not Quorthron.

Those nitpicks aside, solid review of a classic album.


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still_life wrote:
1. Scandinavia comprises Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark, and possibly other countries/territories that I'm not aware of. NOT just Sweden.

2. It's Quorthon, not Quorthron.

Those nitpicks aside, solid review of a classic album.


:lol: I even looked up his name to make sure I was spelling it right yet still made the error...twice. Thanks for catching my Scandanavian failure. My intentions were "Swedish" but had a major brain fart when I started writing.


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I'm generally not a fan of noisy black metal but Bathory rocks, a classic for sure.

And I'm gonna nitpick the nitpicking: Scandinavia is just Sweden, Norway and Denmark, not Finland or any other countries.

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Tompa wrote:
I'm generally not a fan of noisy black metal but Bathory rocks, a classic for sure.

And I'm gonna nitpick the nitpicking: Scandinavia is just Sweden, Norway and Denmark, not Finland or any other countries.

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Not Finland? :blink: mind=blown


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Bathory was one of the first extreme/black metal bands I ever got into. It's just one of those albums that you have to be in the mood to listen to though. I still prefer his Viking Metal albums over all else, especially Hammerheart!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:45 am 
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still_life wrote:
Not Finland? :blink: mind=blown



Finland is a bit different in that also has a Russian/Eastern European heritage as well as a Nordic/Western European one.

Finnish language is also not based on same basis as Swedish/Danish/Norwegian though it does borrow bits (just like English borrows French and other bits).


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:18 pm 
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talk about Finland and the rest of the Nordics,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAl9OyGYxOg :lol: :lol:

anyway, about the album. i just can't listen to it, it's too raw sounding for me. i feel that it's a 'had to have been there' listen for people like me. i understand its significance but can't appreciate it musically.

i like Blood Fire Death, songs can get a bit too long (i don't like long songs) but there are so many awesome moments there, and even Requiem, where the songs are a bit samey but with some damn good riffing going on.

mucho respect for Bathory and Quorthon.


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How can you not like long songs? Long songs usually take you on an epic ride, and are the ones that usually stay with you months/years after getting into an album.

I can see not liking long songs if you have ADD or something, but metal was built on long epic songs. War Pigs.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:14 pm 
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War Pigs is too long for me :P

unless it's live, anything over like 6 minutes or so is too much, and even then it's pushing it. many bands manage to squeeze in a ton of content and feeling into relatively short songs, so why you'd need 10+ minutes to get a point across is beyond me.

obviously i like some longer songs but it's fairly rare in my case.


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You should give Sleeps Dopesmoker a listen.


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i don't like most slow music either :unsure:


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It was a joke. Dopesmoker is 1 song, 65 minutes long.


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ja i went and read about it afterwards. either way Trouble is like doom/stoner so definitely not up my alley.


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I like this, but it hasn't really aged well. Still, it is a milestone album.

It never really lived up to it's predecessors, ie, Welcome To Hell, Black Metal, Morbid Tales, etc. as far as I'm concerned.
I still get an adrenaline rush when blasting Black Metal, not so much with this.


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This one has some good songs on it but I think The Return....is better.


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huskerc7 wrote:
This one has some good songs on it but I think The Return....is better.


Yeah, I agree with this.


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