Bathory
Guy Lochhead, 11/09/10
Pioneering Swedish black metal band formed in 1983. Their first three albums are seen as important albums in the development of black metal – Satanic lyrics, low-fi production and an inhuman vocal style. Their next album, ‘Blood Fire Death’, signalled a change in sound, and the beginnings of what would come to be known as ‘Viking metal’ – epic, atmospheric, folkloric metal. Two bad genres! Great fun, but completely unnecessary and lame. Impressive-sounding stuff, but not to be included.

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