After a solo adventure and some time off to celebrate their 10th anniversary, BATHORY entered the studio to record their most brutal, lethal and in-your-face album ever.
Release in ’94, it’s no-mercy-given attitude came as such a shock to the many new BATHORY fans, attracted to the band for the arrangements and Tundra styled Wagner-metal of the late 80’s, that many found it impossible to deal REQUIEM.
Considered as the black sheep of the BATHORY inventory, it is nevertheless one of BATHORY’s own favourites. Arrangements and sound effects are kept to a minimum. Delivered without compromise, the pace is hellish and the energy just too honest to ignore.
Tracks such as ”Distinguish to Kill” and ”Blood and Soil” reveals that this album is for mosh heads only. One should have known from just looking at the millions of deaths heads on the cover, or the goat head symbolically impaled on the flaming crucifix on the back cover. Every single track on the album dealt with death in one form or another. And those deaths heads still grin. Ave necro!
Recorded in June 1994. Released in November 1994.
Blood and Soil
Distinguish to Kill