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Bathory - The Return...... FLAC album

Performer: Bathory
Genre: Rock
Title: The Return......
Country: Sweden
Released: 2003
Style: Black Metal
FLAC version ZIP size: 1469 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1741 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1712 mb
Rating: 4.6
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The Retur. (full title The Return of the Darkness and Evil) is the second studio album by Swedish extreme metal band Bathory. It was released on vinyl on 27 May 1985, through Combat Records in the US. The Retur. had a significant influence on the then-emerging death metal and black metal genres. Quorthon explained the album title as such: "We wanted people to just read out The Retur. – as in a second album or a follow-up – and then flip the album over to look for a tracking list

Bathory is the debut studio album by Swedish extreme metal band Bathory. It was released in October 1984, through Tyfon Grammofon. It is deemed by many fans and critics to be the first black metal record. Bathory had been formed in 1983. The band's frontman, Quorthon, worked part-time at the small record label Tyfon. In late 1983 and early 1984, the label was putting together a compilation of songs by Scandinavian metal bands

Bathory : The Return,альбом, рецезия, трек-лист, mp3, тексты песен. The most evil album ever made. It is often the custom with the sophomore album of bands to be darker than their original material, in an attempt to out-do the old and show that they are a force to be reckoned with. The forerunners of Scandinavian black metal are no exception. After a lengthy and very haunting intro, the band explodes with their thrash speed and power in "Total Destruction. The drumming is simple as ever, and Quorthon's vocals are as growling in his best imitation of Lemmy Kilmister (for Bathory was indeed influenced by Motörhead), but the riffage is killer

Photography By – Bathory. Photography By – Gunnar Silins. Recorded By, Mixed By, Producer – Boss (2). Notes. Black Mark Production, Black Mark Production. BMLP 666-2, BMLP 666-II.

While THE RETURN OF THE DARKNESS AND EVIL album was being shipped out to shops around the world, for the now two-piece BATHORY line-up there were still some ideas worth trying out untill a third album could be recorded. Saturday June the 1st 1985, Quorthon was back at Heavenshore with drummer Stefan for initially a weekend of work. The intention was to try out some ideas. With no bass player tied to the band at the time, Quorthon would again resume the role of bass player. He had already played bass on half of the material on THE RETURN OF THE DARKNESS AND EVIL, but did not own a bass.

Even though Bathory's self titled album introduced the whole satanic lyrical concept, this album has a thick, dark atmosphere that outshines the factor of lyricism because most people don't pay all of their attention to the lyrics, especially when listening to black or death metal, they pay attention to how it sounds. The sound of this album is what really makes it great to listen to because the production is excellent and it sounds like a demon (Named Quorthon) is on vocals  . But above all, The Return is an essential album, like his other 80's albums, and its influence is apparent, even to the greenest black metal follower. Bathory has opened the gates of hell.

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A1 Revelation Of Doom 3:27
A2 Total Destruction 3:50
A3 Born For Burning 5:14
A4 The Wind Of Mayhem 3:14
A5 Bestial Lust (Bitch) 2:38
B1 Possessed 2:41
B2 The Rite Of Darkness 2:15
B3 Reap Of Evil 3:21
B4 Son Of The Damned 2:47
B5 Sadist (Tormentor) 2:59
B6 The Return Of The Darkness And Evil 3:59

Companies, etc.

  • Lacquer Cut At – Cutting Room


  • Design [Album Cover Design] – Quorthon
  • Lacquer Cut By – BA*
  • Photography By [Album Back Cover Photo] – Bathory
  • Photography By [Album Front Cover Photo] – Gunnar Silins
  • Producer – Boss , Quorthon
  • Recorded By, Engineer – Boss
  • Written-By – Quorthon


Printed inner sleeve.

Recorded at Electra Studio, Stockholm, Sweden in February 1985.
Mastered at Cutting Room.

The Return Of The Darkness And Evil, the 'full' album title, is printed on the record label.

First catalog number printed on the cover spine.
Second one printed on the back cover, the inner sleeve and on the center labels.

℗&© 2003 Black Mark AB.
Publishing Black Mark AB.

Made In Sweden.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (EAN): 4 012743 000212
  • Barcode (UPC): 6 02276 00021 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - Etched): BMLP-666-2 A2 030228 Audiodisc BA-CR
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - Etched): BMLP-666-2 B2 030228 Audiodisc BA-CR
  • Rights Society: Ncb

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
BMLP 666-2, BMLP 666-II Bathory The Return...... ‎(LP, Album) Black Mark Production, Black Mark Production BMLP 666-2, BMLP 666-II Sweden 1985
BMLP 666-2 Bathory The Return...... ‎(LP, Album, RE, 180) Black Mark Production BMLP 666-2 Sweden 2013
666-2 Bathory The Return... ‎(Cass, Album, RE) Morbid Noizz Productions 666-2 Poland 1999
BMPD6662 Bathory The Return...... ‎(LP, Album, Pic, RE) Black Mark Production BMPD6662 Sweden 2014
BMCD 666-2 Bathory The Return...... ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Black Mark Production BMCD 666-2 Germany Unknown