on 26 July 2006
I was pretty disappointed with this album when it came out (2001): we'd waited years for a 'new' Bathory album - the last one being 1995, not counting Blood on Ice which was old material - so 6 years is a long time to have something that is not firing on all cylinders. It all starts off pretty well with the cool Lake of Fire, sounding like the Viking era material, and there are some other pretty good tracks, but there are so many misfires (e.g. Kill, Kill, Kill; Krom; Liberty and Justice; Sudden Death) I can never truly like the album. Usually if I put it on I only listen to about half of it, skipping the ill-judged tracks.
It's a shame, but thankfully Quorthon redeemed himself before dying with some of the truly great music he put on the Nordland albums.
on 25 August 2010
being back from the trip to germanic mythology, bathory/quorton came with an interesting album. it has learnt a lot musically from the trip, but pointing out on new themes makes it even more interesting. the tracks like the title one "destroyer of worlds" or "death from above" make the album quite enjoyable. sometimes it is too much styled ("accoustic" guitars), sometimes not that inventive in lyrics, but overall, it is my most loved among the non-viking ones.
on 14 March 2002
As Quorthorn return's to the music scene under the name of Bathory once more, he brings with him a strange mixture of both the Norse mythology that he describes so picturesquely, especially in songs like 'Lake Of Fire,' and the heavier, more Satanic music that were his roots, for example 'Destroyer of Worlds.' This is the maturing of an already extremely competent and thorough artist.