Destroyer of Worlds

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Destroyer of Worlds
Destroyer of worlds.jpg
Studio album by Bathory
Released 9 October 2001
Recorded June 2001
Genre Viking metal
Thrash metal
Length 65:57
Label Black Mark
Producer Borje 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]

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.

Background[edit]

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 listing[edit]

All tracks 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

Personnel[edit]

  • Quorthon – vocals, guitar, bass guitar, drums, percussion

References[edit]

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