Day four: the most ironic album in your collection.
Really struggled with this concept of an "ironic" album, as I regularly trade stuff I don't dig, and I think owning things "ironically" is a moronic and empty gesture. THAT SAID, I think Bathory's debut is ironic because when released, everyone immediately and rightly assumed he was heavily influenced by Venom, and Quorthon swore up and down he'd never been influenced by their work. To add to the irony, while Venom coined the "black metal" term in '82 with their second album of the same name, it was Bathory's '84 self titled album that gave it the true fire breathing musical template. It's a masterpiece.
So yeah! That's my pick for today. Not sure I did it right, but fuck it. Just listen to Bathory.
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