Top 10 Best Bathory Songs

This legendary band, named after the infamous Hungarian Countess Elizabeth Bathory, is considered a pioneer in the black metal and Viking metal genres. With their innovative sound, profound lyrics, and captivating atmospheres, they've earned their status as a beacon in the realm of metal.

you step into the realm of Bathory, you're not just listening to music; you're embarking on a journey. Each song paints a picture and tells a story, immersing you in a world of ancient warriors, legendary battles, and powerful emotions. Whether it's the spellbinding vocals of Quorthon, the intense guitar riffs, or the pulsating drum beats, every element of a Bathory song works in harmony to create a truly mesmerizing auditory experience.
The Top Ten
1 A Fine Day to Die

No way, no way! This should be first! The song keeps you up and never makes you tired. The half-Viking songs of Bathory are also great.

This is the anthem of all black metal music. If Bathory hadn't come around, bands like Mayhem, Burzum, Satyricon, and Darkthrone would not be the same.

The arrangement and structure of this song are phenomenal. The riff is a masterpiece. The transition is sleek!

2 Enter the Eternal Fire

If Tony Iommi wrote this riff, it would be considered the greatest riff in heavy metal. It's also proof black metal doesn't need to be fast to be brilliant. Also, it could be considered an influence on Burzum as it just rides that awesome riff through 80% of the song.

You need 30 seconds into THE ETERNAL FIRE of addiction to this song. If you want to start hearing Bathory, this song will get you hooked, no problem - Nutty Nyc.

Holy crap, this song kicks ass. Why did I not listen to it before? That riff is epic as hell.

3 One Rode to Asa Bay

This song is one of the best of Bathory. The instrumental parts of the song are great, and the lyrics are extraordinary. The song tells a story about the Christianization of Scandinavia, and the awesome vocals of Quorthon create a fantastic atmosphere.

This is the greatest Viking Metal song in history. It's a masterpiece that tells the story of the Christianization of the Vikings fantastically. It's possibly one of the greatest songs in history. It's perfect.

Bathory is excellent at what they do, which happens to be both black and Viking metal. This song is basically their crowning honor.

4 Blood Fire Death

I love how this is perfectly between black and heavy metal. The vocals aren't growling but they don't seem normal either. And I love these choir aahs in the background. I would call it "atmospheric blackened heavy metal."

Best song ever... Lyrics, riffs, and especially Quorthon's vocals... This is Bathory at its best.

5 Equimanthorn

This song is too good to be this low, my favorite from Bathory.

This is one of the finest songs ever crafted.

6 Dies Irae

The riff reminds me of Fight Fire with Fire.

7 Shores in Flames

This makes you feel like you're in the age of Vikings once again.

My favorite Bathory song. I wonder why it doesn't have a higher rating.

8 Call from the Grave

This, to me, is the first black metal song - bone-chilling vocal work, sinister atmosphere, and pulverizing riffs, their best track in my opinion.

Great song about a terrible imprisonment. I wonder who the caller is. Maybe an undead zombie?

Fabulous song, a black metal masterpiece.

9 The Golden Walls of Heaven

This could totally be a Slayer song.

10 Holocaust
The Contenders
11 The Lake

The chorus of this song is so incredibly epic. It gives me chills every time. Quorthon was a true genius. Every one of his songs shows it perfectly.

Second bathory song I heard and it got me hooked. The song is beautiful, nothing extreme, simple and so atmospheric it gives you goosebumps.

12 Woman of Dark Desires

How is this only 14? I think it should be number 1 due to how great the drumming is.

A song about Elizabeth Bathory.

13 The Wheel of Sun

After a truly unique career and multiple albums of amazing music, Quorthon gave himself possibly the greatest send-off in the history of metal with this song.

This is the greatest song in Bathory's entire discography. A proggy, doom/Viking epic that marches on with pain for twelve minutes straight. And Quorthon's vocals are as strong as ever.

This is a masterpiece! When Quorthon sings, Of Sun!, every time I get goosebumps and an eargasm.

14 Hades

Outstanding... Bathory can't be better than this.

Bathory's entire first album is a good listen for fast, speedy Black Metal.

15 Valhalla

For me, this is the best Bathory song.

16 Hammerheart
17 Home of Once Brave
18 Baptise in Fire and Ice
19 Born for Burning
20 Raise the Dead

Quorthon in his rawest musical form. Outstanding, traditional black metal.

21 Necromancy

This song needs to be higher, man... if you listen carefully to this song and War by Burzum, you will find out that Burzum was influenced by this song to make War. The riffs are very similar.

This song is just brutal. I really like the heavy bass in it. It would definitely be a perfect match for the scene in GoT where the White Walkers charge the wall!

Screw the viking metal stuff, this is where it's at! Pure black metal excellence!!

22 Ring of Gold

A simple concept for a song that showcases the other side of the world that Bathory invokes with its music.

It's outright blasphemy that this is not in the top 5.

This is what they play in Valhalla.

23 For All Those Who Died
24 Twillight of the Gods

At around 9:40 you get a short but awesome bass solo before launching into the most epic guitars you will ever hear, made even better after going through the epic journey that is this song.

25 Total Destruction
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