Bathory - Blood On Ice 2-LP (red vinyl)
1996. Quorthon finally decides to release this masterpiece after it's been dusting since 1989. This is as good as Hammerheart. True magic viking atmosphere flows through this album, and Quorthon does his best clean vocal performance up to date. Oftentimes, this album reminds me of Manowar, though it is a lot better than anything I've ever heard by them. Quorthon's got the epic-feeling, sword-wielding aspects of the music and lyrics down pat.