Great to hear an acoustic tribute version of one of my favorit 90ties bands.
I was never a regular metal fan but I really enjoyed listening to (specially the 90ties viking stuff from) Bathory. This acoustic version was performed in 2016 by an tribute band BLOOD FIRE DEATH (named after the forth Bathory Album). The original Bathory lead singer Quorthon had an truly impactful voice but unfortunately died in 2004. He also didn’t take himself so serious and tried to keep a creative distance to the theme of the probably pretty brutal vikings… for me Bathory used to be much like a sort of vocal/emotional cosplay.
Bathory was an extreme metal group formed in Vällingby, Sweden, in 1983 named after Hungarian countess Elizabeth Báthory. The band's frontman and main songwriter was Quorthon (Tomas Forsberg). Considered to be one of the most influential acts in heavy metal, Bathory's first four albums are considered to be "the blueprint for Scandinavian black metal". The band departed from this style on their fifth album, Hammerheart (1990), which is often cited as the first Viking metal album. Bathory continued in the Viking metal style throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, although the band experimented with thrash metal on the albums Requiem (1994) and Octagon (1995). Bathory ended when Quorthon died from heart failure in 2004.
Definition from Wikipedia – Bathory (band)
Thomas Börje Forsberg (17 February 1966 – 7 June 2004), better known by the stage name Quorthon, was a Swedish singer, songwriter, musician and record producer. He was one of the founders, as well as the sole songwriter, of the band Bathory, which pioneered the black metal genre and is credited with creating the Viking metal style. A multi-instrumentalist, Quorthon wrote the music and lyrics on all of Bathory's albums and performed vocals and guitars.
Definition from Wikipedia – Quorthon