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The Return (Bathory album)

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The Return……
Studio album by
Released27 May 1985
RecordedFebruary 1985
StudioElectra Studios in Stockholm, Sweden
GenreBlack metal
LabelBlack Mark/Tyfon (Sweden)
Combat (US)
ProducerQuorthon, The Boss
Bathory chronology
The Return…… Under the Sign of the Black Mark
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]

The Return (the full name is The Return of the Darkness and Evil; sometimes called The Return......) is the second studio album released by the Swedish extreme metal Bathory. It was released on vinyl on 27 May 1985,[2] through Combat Records. The album was very important in the death metal and black metal scene.[3]

Songs[change | change source]

All songs written and composed by Quorthon

Side 'Darkness'
No. Title Length
1. "Revelation of Doom (Intro)"   3:27
2. "Total Destruction"   3:50
3. "Born for Burning"   5:13
4. "The Wind of Mayhem"   3:13
5. "Bestial Lust (Bitch)"   2:41
Side 'Evil'
No. Title Length
6. "Possessed"   2:42
7. "The Rite of Darkness"   2:05
8. "Reap of Evil"   3:28
9. "Son of the Damned"   2:48
10. "Sadist (Tormentor)"   3:00
11. "The Return of the Darkness and Evil"   3:49
12. "Outro"   0:25
Total length:

People[change | change source]

  • Quorthon – Guitars, Vocals, Additional Bass Guitar, Album Cover Design, album back and front cover photography, production, recording, mixing
  • Andreas Johansson – bass guitar, album back and front cover photography
  • Stefan Larsson – drums, album back and front cover photography
  • Gunnar Silins – album back and front cover photography

References[change | change source]

  1. Rivadavia, Eduardo. "The Return of the Darkness and Evil - Bathory : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
  2. "The Return..." Encyclopedia Metallum. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
  3. Ekeroth, Daniel (29 July 2008). Swedish Death Metal. Bazillion Points Books. p. 33. ISBN 9780979616310. Retrieved 2 October 2012.