Whether its Burzum or Mayhem that you align yerself with, the album above is quite possibly ground fooking zero as far as black metal is concerned. With due respect to both the aforementioned Venom & Celtic Frost, this album is where legions of face painters first got inspired to take the already heavy sub-genre of death metal a couple of notches down the Hades elevator.
The driving force behind Bathory has long left this mortal coil but his musical legacy lives on. Me knows there are plenty of times me sez this is absolutely essential & yes, Blood Fire Death is certainly one album that every self-respecting metalhead must have. Wajip brudder! Despite being released over two decades ago, this album still has the ability to set yer cranium on auto whiplash mode with its the buzzsaw guitars, screeching vocals & Nordic mythology.
Raw & primitive it may sound to some more polished ears but trust me, Bathory were light years ahead of its time. To download Bathory's Blood Fire Death (1988), please click here: http://rapidshare.com/files/47221059/0508.zip
Fer a sample of what Bathory sound like, check out this vid.