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Bathory - Blood Fire Death album mp3
Black Metal,Death Metal,Heavy Metal,Scandinavian Metal
  • Performer:
    Bathory
  • Title:
    Blood Fire Death
  • Genre:
  • Style:
    Black Metal,Death Metal,Heavy Metal,Scandinavian Metal
  • Date of release:
    1988
  • Duration:
    44:53
  • Recording location:
    Heavenshore Studio, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Size FLAC version
    1158 megabytes
  • Size MP3 version
    1421 megabytes
  • Size WMA version
    1645 megabytes
  • Rating:
    4.5
  • Votes:
    563
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Blood Fire Death is the fourth studio album by Swedish extreme metal band Bathory. It was released on 8 October 1988, through Music for Nations sublabel, Under One Flag. The album, although mostly black metal, includes some of the first examples of Viking metal. According to the book Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult by Dayal Patterson, Blood Fire Death began a second trilogy, an era Quorthon described as the "pre-Christian Swedish Viking Era".

The second shock arrived when Quorthon employed a clean singing style (as opposed to his previously preeminent death croak) on the remarkable epic "A Fine Day to Die," whose complex arrangements and wide-ranging use of melody are also far more daring and adventurous than all his previous works. And what may have seemed accidental with the previous year's exceptional Under the Sign of the Black Mark was unquestionably confirmed here: This was the sound of modern black metal taking shape before fans' very eyes.

Album Name Blood Fire Death.

Blood Fire Death Lyrics. Death's star on horizon Lightning and rain Black winds and thunder The skyline is in flames. Written in the red mist The sign of the one Who rides deaths cold wind And walks disguised among Blood Fire Death. The moment is chosen The battlefield's bare Take now thy stand people The true ones don't fear. Now choose your weapons And fall in the line Choose well your colors And follow your sign. Blood for all tears shed And fire for hate Death for what shall become All false ones fate. The standard bearer is chosen And the day has just begun Shadows growing long by the rising Of the awakening sun. Fists raise like hammers To a clear sunny sky Bonds and chains fallen.

Blood Fire Death is the fourth album by the Swedish band Bathory. It continued the band's transition towards more epic songwriting, and includes some of the first Viking metal recordings. The lyrics to The Golden Walls of Heaven and Dies Irae are acrostics: the first letters of each line form phrases, namely "SATAN" (repeated 8 times) and "CHRIST THE BASTARD SON OF HEAVEN," respectively. The lyrics to For All Those Who Died were taken from a poem by Erica Jong, first published in her book Witches (1981). The 1999 and 2004 re-issue of the album In The Nightside Eclipse.

Companies, etc. Recorded At – Heavenshore Studio. Licensed From – Under One Flag. Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Percussion, Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Effects, Producer – Quorthon. Blood Fire Death ‎ (CD, Album). Blood Fire Death ‎ (Cass, Album, Unofficial).

Blood Fire Death drops us right smack on the fiery shores of Nordland. This album is very much ground zero for unironic, completely serious worship of Swedish viking culture in metal. Enslaved, Amon Amarth, Burzum and so many other artists owe a reasonable debt to this album. A Fine Day to Die" and "Blood Fire Death" are the most ambitious undertakings Bathory had taken to date. Although they may pale in comparison to the scope of, say, "Twilight of the Gods", the raw bite in these tracks creates a niche of their own. As much as I love the Viking era, the rancid "evilness" of Bathory's early stuff would be missed.

Credits

Peter Nicolai Arbo - Cover Painting, Paintings
Bathory - Primary Artist
Boss - Producer
Andy Dacosta - Mastering
Börje Forsberg - Executive Producer
Kothaar - Bass
Quorthon - Composer, Cover Design, Group Member, Guitar, Producer, Vocals
Vvornth - Drums, Group Member

Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 Odens Ride Over Nordland Quorthon Bathory 3:00
2 A Fine Day to Die Quorthon Bathory 8:36
3 The Golden Walls of Heaven Quorthon Bathory 5:22
4 Pace 'Till Death Quorthon Bathory 3:40
5 Holocaust Quorthon Bathory 3:25
6 For All Those Who Died Quorthon Bathory 4:57
7 Dies Irae Quorthon Bathory 5:12
8 Blood Fire Death Quorthon Bathory 10:30
9 [Untitled Hidden Track] Bathory 0:59

Phain
Probably smitten by the contemporary Manowar albums, a Progressive Rock-related epileptic attack or simply applying an idea he had thought about for a few years, Quorthon decided to write some material influenced by his Swedish ancestry, their story and all they had to endure in the Medieval Age.However, that doesn't make Blood Fire Death a concept about it, since only two track directly reference the themes of blood, honor and honesty that were so proficient on Hammerheart: the rest is the typical material of Bathory at the end of the 80's, designed to talk about extreme motorcycling (“Pace ‘Till Death”) or nuclear shutdown (“Holocaust”). The material here is even more chaotic and cacophonic than usual, and the pierced guitar tone contributes to the confusion one gets while listening to it. If anything, this factor contributes to make even more interesting an album that, in theory, shouldn’t be like it any way, and in fact Blood Fire Death is almost unpalatable in its entirety at first listen.The elements that made Bathory great in their first three albums are still here, as songs “Golden Walls of Heaven” (whose capital letters at the start of every stanza form the acronym S.A.T.A.N.) and “Dies Irae” (whose capital letters form the acronym “Christ the bastard son of heaven”) earn an incontrollable urge reminiscent of Reign in Blood-era Slayer. However, many low points appear, as “For All Those Who Died” and the title track prove to be repetitive, too much simplistic and boring numbers that don’t really go anywhere. Also, Quorthon’s voice, here, shows sings of severe decline: what once were his personal misanthropic, acid and almost animalistic charismatic declarations directed to everyone, here he merely screams with an extremely hoarse, tortured scream that bogs even deeper the album’s almost frail structure.In other words, Blood Fire Death, while structurally solid, can hardly be compared to the band’s earlier works or even to Hammerheart. It fortunately isn’t either the cadaveric history lessons that was Twilight of the Gods, although first-time listeners should be warned of the album’s drawbacks.Highlights: "A Fine Day to Die", "The Golden Walls of Heaven", "Dies Irae".