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With Nordland I, Quorthorn has given us a crushing piece of metal. I will start off with the production, the guitars sound very heavy, a bit fuzzy, but still great, when he hits those power chords you realize why they call them POWER chords. The drums sound good, no problem there, the only problem I have with this album is that on a few of the songs I can not hear Quothorn singing, at all, and on this album I think his vocals sound the best out of all of Bathory's albums. Enough about the mix, lets get into the music.
Prelude: Nice intro, some synth work, and pounding drums, sets a nice atmosphere for the rest of the album.
Nordland: One of my favorite songs on the album, starts of with some choir chants, then punches in with some heavy riffs and pounding drums. Then into a really catchy, almost folksy riff. Then continues to pummel you with more killer riffs.
Vinterbolt: Starts off with some cool riffing, simple, but still catchy. His vocals sound evil on this song, and the choir in the chorus parts sounds very cool.
Dragon's Breath: Has some cacthy riffs in the beggining, then gets into this groovy kind of sound throughout the rest of the song. Not one of my favorites.
Ring of Gold: This song is just beautiful, I know Quothorn doesn't have the best vocals in the world, but on this song his vocals are amazing, he's no Bruce Dickinson, but he can hold a note. This is all acoustic, and it is just beautiful, like I said earlier. The overlapping guitars and vocals are what make this song so great, and the beat to it is just great, I love it, it's amazing, listen to this song!!!!!!
Foreverdark Woods: Another one of my favorites, starts off with some kind of instrunment, not sure, then gets into this cool galloping acoustic riff, then explodes into some heavy riffing. Most of the song is slow and crunching, very cool. Though his vocals aren't that great on this album.
Broken Sword: Starts off with a nice acoustic intro on top of some waves on the shores then slams in with some killer thrash riffs. Fastest song on the album.
Great Hall Awaits a Fallen Brother: Thrashy at the start, then gets into some slower riffs in the chorus, with some choir singing along with him, then gets slower the rest of the song. A little reptitive.
Mother Earth Father Thunder: YES, I love this god damn song. Starts off with some choir chants, then crushes you with some extremely cool riffing. The chorus has some more choir singing mother earth father thunder, very cool song.
Heimfard: Just some birds churping, and waves crashing against the shores.
All in all I would say this album is great, listen to it if you like heavy shit.