Banner image for Metal Digest - Advertise With Us

Bathory – ‘Hammerheart’

Release Date
Noise Records
Black/Thrash Metal

This afternoon in the Metal Digest office we’re blasting out arguably one of the first true albums to mix Viking imagery and lyrics into a whole albums worth of material with Bathory’s 1990 masterpiece ‘Hammerheart’. Although very much still in a black/thrash metal vein, the band put down the foundations for what would become ‘Viking Metal’, although it didn’t because that’s not really a fucking genre. However, by using Norse aesthetics, Bathory opened up Pandora’s Box of musicians just waiting to devour Midgard and everything within it. If you’re looking for an album which kicks the 90’s off with a real bang and has Lindisfarne quaking in their boots, then ‘Hammerheart’ is the way to do it. A pure masterpiece and deserves to be played as loud as you fucking can.

Come on in!

Metal Digest is an online music magazine specializing in rock and metal. It is aimed at the mobile market, who can get their fix whilst on the go. Whether you walk, drive, fly, sail or teleport make sure you do it with Metal Digest, bitesize heavy metal rock and metal news, reviews and interviews for when you’re on the go.

More Stories