Bathory
Nordland II


5.0
classic

Review

by THIS PAGE HAS BEEN TAKEN OVER BY SATAN USER (10 Reviews)
August 25th, 2023 | 17 replies


Release Date: 2003 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Bathory's epic folk metal album Nordland II is the epicest, trvest, folkiest metal album of all time.

Once upon a time, in a mystical land far, far away, there lived a legendary music composer who went by the name of Bathory. He was known for creating the most epic and trvest metal albums of all time, filled with wild guitar riffs, thunderous drums, and ethereal, folksy melodies that would transport you to a different world. But with his album Nordland II, Bathory achieved the impossible: he created the epicest, trvest, and folkiest metal album of all time.

The album Nordland II was inspired by the mystical beauty of the Scandinavian landscapes, its fierce Viking traditions, and its enchanting folklore. Bathory poured his soul into each track, bringing to life the ancient myths and legends of the icy northlands in a way no other musician had ever done before.

The album begins with the haunting instrumental "Fanfare," which sets the tone for the rest of the journey. The next track, "Blooded Shore," is a majestic ode to the bravery and ferocity of the Viking warriors who fought on the shores of northern Europe. The guitars and drums scream like war cries, while the harmonies and melodies evoke the ancient chants of the Northmen.

As the album progresses, we are taken on a musical journey through the icy, barren landscapes of Scandinavia. The songs "Sea Wolf" and "Broken Sword" transport us to the stormy seas, where Viking ships sailed and fought against their enemies. The riffs and melodies are as fierce and cold as the ocean itself, and the soaring vocals of Bathory evoke the cries of the winds and the waves.

The album's climax comes with the track "Vinland," which tells the story of the Norsemen who crossed the Atlantic and reached the shores of North America long before Columbus. The song is a masterpiece of folk metal, blending the traditional instruments and melodies of the Viking culture with the heavy metal power of Bathory's guitar and drum work. The result is an epic, stirring hymn to the bravery and curiosity of the human spirit.

As the album ends with the somber and haunting instrumental "The Messenger," we are left with the feeling of having traveled through time and space to a different world. Bathory's Nordland II is not just a metal album, but a work of art that transcends genre and time. It is the epicest, trvest, and folkiest metal album of all time, and a testament to the power of music to transport us to the realms of the human imagination.



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ToSmokMuzyki
August 25th 2023


11650 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

why is this so good

SomeCallMeTim
August 25th 2023


4325 Comments


will try to check this, once he went full viking metal I couldn't dig em anymore

ToSmokMuzyki
August 25th 2023


11650 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

then sharpen your shovel this is pvrest win

pizzamachine
August 25th 2023


27389 Comments


Rules ahrd

Hyperion1001
Emeritus
August 25th 2023


26448 Comments


used to have a T-shirt with this cover on it in high school 😎

ToSmokMuzyki
August 25th 2023


11650 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

based coolest nerd

sonictheplumber
August 26th 2023


17539 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

not a queef review at all, or so i'd imagine. ill take it

jrlikestodance
May 24th 2024


1416 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Smok what is this bullshit. Be so fuckin fr

Galbador
May 24th 2024


466 Comments


Some of the best Smok opinions of all time. The album is a blast.


Flugmorph
May 24th 2024


34632 Comments


sm0k supremacy

budgie
May 24th 2024


36691 Comments


smok best user

ToSmokMuzyki
May 24th 2024


11650 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

not sure if that was praise or critique

ToSmokMuzyki
May 24th 2024


11650 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

but best album ever yea

jrlikestodance
May 24th 2024


1416 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

You will find out when I update my list (;

ToSmokMuzyki
May 24th 2024


11650 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

THE RAGING OCEAN I HAVE SAILED

MANY A MAN I HAVE MAIMED (haha!)

SHIELDS I HAVE CRUSHED WITH MY SWORD

WOMEN HAVE I PLEASED ENDLESS NIGHTS ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

pizzamachine
May 24th 2024


27389 Comments


Here there be words

ToSmokMuzyki
May 24th 2024


11650 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

shortened to the best part



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