When black metal’s single most important visionary is interpreted by the band that has had the greatest success within the same genre, words like “cover” or “tribute” aren’t really strong enough. Five years after the intense and atmospheric “I was there”-event at Sweden Rock Festival Watain’s live memorial to Bathory is finally unleashed on vinyl (limited to 1300 numbered copies). Seven Bathory classics performed by a Watain on fire plus a short, touching introductory speech by Quorthon’s father Börje “Boss” Forsberg.
2 A FINE DAY TO DIE
3 THE RETURN OF DARKNESS & EVIL
4 RITE OF DARKNESS
6 ENTER THE ETERNAL FIRE
8 BORN FOR BURNING