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Bathory – Nordland II – CD Review

From the darkened halls of the Palace of Oblivion's Dawn rises the pure, pristine Night…. Bathory returns with the epic follow-up opus to the incredible “Nordland” release. The aptly titled “Nordland II” [The End/Black Mark Records], continues in the previous work's evolutionary progression.

Bathory has taken Black Metal to the beautiful extremes, adding elements of Gothic Metal, Viking War Metal, and Neo Classical influences to an already powerful sound. The vocals are mostly clean, but very dark and sublime. The guitars are huge, epic blasts of fiery glory. And the poetic lyrics are an exceptionally nice touch.

It's no wonder Bathory is so revered….

The best of these excellent cuts includes “Blooded Shore,” the epic powerhouse “Vinland,” “Death And Resurrection Of A Northern Son,” and “The Wheel Of Sun.” Bathory are the best at what they do.

In summary, Bathory has surpassed the might “Nordland” with this brilliant successor. And we are blessed for it. Stay savage. Farewell.

Related Bands: Arcturus, Green Carnation, Cradle Of Filth, Borknagar, Darkthrone, Total War, Marduk, Fog, Allegiance, Rossomahaar, Without Face, User Ne, etc.

Keep the faith, and the AGGRESSION. Peace.

Bill Vogel III
Email at: StrangeAeons@hatebox.net
Copyright 2003.
Courtesy of Stranger Aeons Magazine.

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