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Bathory - Destroyer Of Worlds (3,5/10) - Sweden - 2001

Genre: Black Metal
Label: Black Mark
Playing time: 66:01
Band homepage: -


  1. Lake Of Fire
  2. Destroyer Of Worlds
  3. Ode
  4. Bleeding
  5. Pestilence
  6. 109
  7. Death From Above
  8. Krom
  9. Liberty & Justice
  10. Kill Kill Kill
  11. Sudden Death
  12. White Bones
  13. Day Of Wrath
Bathory - Destroyer Of Worlds
Huh? A new BATHORY and I haven't heard anything in advance? You never know what might await you musically with BATHORY, so a little early warning would have been quite nice, but, well, let's move into the "Destroyer Of Worlds"...

There is something getting destroyed here, at least partly the good reputation of master Quorthon. For one the production at times is beyond horrible, we almost got used to that here and there, and then the songs are not what you would have expected from the Swedish one-man-show. OK, the beginning is really good, the trilogy of "Lake Of Fire", "Destroyer Of Worlds" (the quite monotonous double-bassing drum-computer surprisingly fits in!) and "Ode" is full in the epic tradition, slow-paced, melodic, bombastic, good start!

Yet after this it's rapidly going downhill... "Bleeding" is a super-uninspired Thrash-like song with horrible vocals, "Pestilence", slow-paced just not good anymore, but it's getting worse... "109", a hammering song that allegedly should sound like Thrash or something, a complete fall-out, "Death From Above" not much better, "Kill Kill Kill" the ultimate vocal catastrophe... And "Sudden Death" - a song about ice-hockey, with the typical organ, heeeeeeelp!

The first three songs are OK, despite the sound, but what comes after that borders on rip-off and smells a lot like somebody tried to wrench a little more money from the name of BATHORY. This way BATHORY don't destroy any worlds, but only their own name and myth, so keep away from this album! For the first three songs one point each...

Alexander Melzer

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