Best Songs on Bathory's Self-Titled Album

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Bathory is the self titled debut album from the band Bathory, it was recorded in June of 1984 and wad released in October of 1984.

This album is one of the most important albums in the history of metal as many have deemed this album to be the first Black Metal album and was very influential towards the Black Metal genre.

The album was originally planed to be called Pentagrammaton and have a pentagram on the cover, but this name was scrapped because several people misread it as Pentagon.

The goat on the album cover is taken from a drawing by Joseph Smith. It was originally meant to be printed in gold, However, this was too expensive to use, so Quorthon asked for it to be as near to gold as possible; the result was more of a yellowish color. Quorthon thought it looked "awful", and after the first 1000 pressings it was switched to black and white. The yellow cover has since become a collector's item, and is now well known as "Gula Geten" ("The Yellow Goat").

The album's sound is a mix of the satanic party rock style of Venom mixed with the energy of San Francisco thrash metal.

Genres: Black Metal, Thrash Metal

Credits:

Bathory:

Quothron (Thomas Börje Forsberg) - vocals, guitar, production

Stefan Larsson - drums

Rickard Bergman - bass guitar

Production:

The Boss (Börje Forsberg) - engineering, production

The Top Ten

1 Hades
2 Armageddon
3 Sacrifice
4 Necromancy
5 Raise the Dead
6 War
7 Reaper
8 In Conspiracy With Satan
9 Storm of Damnation (Intro)
10 The Winds of Mayhem (Outro)
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