Twilight of the Gods

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Band Name Bathory
Album Name Twilight of the Gods
Type Album
Дата релиза 29 Июнь 1991
Лейблы Black Mark Production
Музыкальный стильViking Black
Владельцы этого альбома384

Tracklist

1.
 Prologue / Twilight of the Gods / Epilogue
 14:02
2.
 Through Blood by Thunder
 06:16
3.
 Blood and Iron
 10:25
4.
 Under the Runes
 05:59
5.
 To Enter Your Mountain
 07:38
6.
 Bond of Blood
 07:35
7.
 Hammerheart (Gustav Holst Cover)
 04:57

Total playing time: 56:52



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Комментарий @ vikingman369

21 Октябрь 2010
This is the last Bathory album to feature a full band line-up. Having lost enthusiasm with metal in general (including black metal), Quorthon's tastes started leaning towards classical music. Those albums from "Blood Fire Death" to this one are proof of his classical influence.

The quality of the album is similar to that of "Hammerheart", but this is less black than its predecessor. There aren't many screams to be found, nor any full acoustic tracks.

The opening track is rather lengthy, and has absolutely nothing to do with vikings or black metal: it's Nietzschian and atheistic, with an epic guitar sound behind it. The next three tracks are more-or-less viking-themed, with less high fantasy and more humanistic realism featured within. Track number 5 feels like "One Rode/Twilight 2" and therefore gets boring after the first three listens. Fortunately, the last two tracks are full viking. There's a bit of an acoustic intro to "Bond of Blood" (formerly called "In Nomine Satanas ") followed by an epic length of riffs, chanting, layered vocals and Quorthon's need to put even a simple guitar solo into everyone of his songs.

The last song is called a cover on here, but is it?. What you find is a symphonic arrangement of Gustav Holst's melody to the movement "Jupiter" from his Planet Symphony. Albeit slower, and with Quorthon's own lyrics featuring the viking warrior going to Valhalla to be with Odin, this song is named after the previous album, and feels like a good conclusion to the career of a metal-giant.

Fortunately, he came back for round two. Unfortunately, Nordland II did not end with as much power as this does.

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