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 a Swedish extreme metal musical group which was founded in Vällingby, Sweden, in 1983. The outfit selected their name after Hungarian countess Elizabeth Báthory and are considered to be one of the most influential acts in heavy metal, especially black metal. Lords of Chaos described Bathory's first four albums as "the blueprint for Scandinavian black metal".Bathory, however abandoned the black metal sound for their fifth record 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 a pure thrash metal style on the albums Requiem (1994) and Octagon (1995). Bathory ended when frontman, founder and main songwriter Tomas "Quorthon" Forserg died from heart failure in 2004, he was 38 years old.
Definition from Wikipedia – Bathory (band)
Thomas Börje Forsberg (17 February 1966 – 3 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