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YMMV / Bathory

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  • Awesome Music: Lots, but most Bathory fans will agree that "A Fine Day To Die" is among this.
    • Most fans will likely agree that the whole of Blood, Fire, Death falls under this.
    • The general rule is that the first six albums, Blood on Ice, and the two Nordland albums consist exclusively of this.
  • Creator Worship: Quorthon is pretty much universally loved in the metal community.
  • Epic Riff: So goddamn many, but "A Fine Day to Die" has one of the best.
  • Evil Is Cool: A big part of the band early on. As the band shifted towards Viking metal, this trope was used less, but is still present.
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  • Evil Is Sexy: The song "Woman of Dark Desires" makes Elizabeth Báthory out as this.
  • Fandom Rivalry: With Venom. Mostly over which band truly invented Black Metal.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: No Bathory fan ever speaks of Octagon. Destroyer of Worlds isn't generally very well regarded either.
  • Follow the Leader/Fountain of Expies: More than any other band in black metal (even Mayhem), Quorthon influenced the direction the genre would follow, unmistakably shaping not just the form and style of black metal but also that of the spinoff genre Viking metal. It's difficult to imagine a metal band, apart from Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Motörhead, or possibly Death, that has been copied more.
  • Franchise Zombie: Quorthon originally intended to end the band with Twilight of the Gods and focus on his solo career, but decided to keep on with the band.
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  • Moment of Awesome: Paying with money out of his own pocket for the music video for "One Rode To Asa Bay", which to this day is still holds the record as the longest video to have ever aired on MTV.

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