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is the fifth studio album by Swedish Hammerheart extreme metal band Bathory. It continued the previous album 's transition away from Blood Fire Death black metal to what became recognized as Viking metal, and is considered a cornerstone work of the genre.  Track listing
All tracks written by
1. "Shores in Flames" 11:07 2. "Valhalla" 9:33 3. "Baptised in Fire and Ice" 7:57 4. "Father to Son" 6:28 5. "Song to Hall Up High" 2:30 6. "Home of Once Brave" 6:43 7. " One Rode to Asa Bay" 10:23 8. "Outro" 0:52
The 2003 remastered edition combines tracks 5 and 6.
AllMusic called the album an "unqualified triumph for the pioneering Swedish act."  Varg Vikernes of Burzum declared Hammerheart as one of his favorite albums and possibly Bathory's best one.   
Quorthon - lead and backing vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, keyboards, synthesizers, special effects. Kothaar - bass guitar
Vvornth - drums and percussion.
Production Executive Producer: Black Mark Production
Arranged by Quorthon
Produced, Recorded and mixed by Quorthon and Tomas "Boss" Forsberg
All songs published by Black Mark Production
Julia Schechner - album design
Sir Frank Dicksee - cover artwork, The Funeral of a Viking (provided by Manchester City Art Gallery)
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