Destroyer of Worlds (album)

Destroyer of Worlds is the tenth studio album by Swedish extreme metal band Bathory. It was released on 9 October 2001, through Black Mark Production.

Destroyer of Worlds
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Studio album by
Released9 October 2001
RecordedJune 2001
GenreViking metal, thrash metal
Length65:57
LabelBlack Mark
ProducerBorje Forsberg, Quorthon
Bathory chronology
Blood on Ice
(1996)
Destroyer of Worlds
(2001)
Nordland I
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Chronicles of Chaos7.5/10[1]

BackgroundEdit

The album's title is taken from a famous quote by J. Robert Oppenheimer about the atomic bomb: "I am become death, destroyer of worlds", which was itself quoted from verse 32 of chapter 11 in the Bhagavad Gita, spoken by Vishnu.

Stylistically, Destroyer of Worlds is a cross between the Viking metal of Bathory's 1988–1991 period and the thrash metal style of Requiem and Octagon. It is Bathory's longest studio album.

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Quorthon.

No.TitleLength
1."Lake of Fire"5:43
2."Destroyer of Worlds"4:51
3."Ode"6:27
4."Bleeding"3:55
5."Pestilence"6:50
6."109"3:36
7."Death from Above"4:35
8."Krom"2:50
9."Liberty & Justice"3:52
10."Kill Kill Kill"3:09
11."Sudden Death"3:19
12."White Bones"8:35
13."Day of Wrath"8:15
Total length:65:57

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Eldefors, Vincent (14 January 2002). "CoC : Bathory - Destroyer of Worlds : Review". Chronicles of Chaos. Retrieved 9 September 2012.