Sunday, March 1, 2020

Bolt Thrower

Bolt Thrower - In Battle There Is No Law! - 1988
Bolt Thrower - In Battle There Is No Law! - 1988
Bolt Thrower - Realm Of Chaos - 1989
Bolt Thrower - Cenotaph - 1990
Bolt Thrower - The Peel Sessions 1988-90 - 1991
Bolt Thrower - War Master - 1991
Bolt Thrower - Spearhead - 1992
Bolt Thrower - The IVth Crusade - 1992
Bolt Thrower - ...For Victory = フォー・ヴィクトリー - 1994
Bolt Thrower - Mercenary - 1998
Bolt Thrower - Who Dares Wins - 1998
Bolt Thrower - Honour - Valour - Pride - 2001
Bolt Thrower - Those Once Loyal - 2006
01. Bolt Thrower - In Battle There Is No Law!, 1988 Vinyl LP Album
     Vinyl Solution, Vinyl Solution - SOL 11, SOL11
02. Bolt Thrower - In Battle There Is No Law!, 1988 CD Album Reissue
     Vinyl Solution, EFA - SOL 011 CD, EFA 17105
     Reissue from 1992
03. Bolt Thrower - Realm Of Chaos, 1989 CD Album
     Earache - MOSH 13 CD
04. Bolt Thrower - Cenotaph, 1990 CD Single
     Earache - MOSH 33 CD
05. Bolt Thrower - The Peel Sessions 1988-90, 1991 CD Compilation Remastered
     Strange Fruit - SFRCD116
06. Bolt Thrower - War Master, 1991 CD Album
     Earache - MOSH 29CD
07. Bolt Thrower - Spearhead, 1992 CD EP
     Earache - MOSH73CD
08. Bolt Thrower - The IVth Crusade, 1992 CD Album
     Earache - MOSH70CD
09. Bolt Thrower - ...For Victory = フォー・ヴィクトリー, 1994 CD Album
     Toy's Factory - TFCK-88716
10. Bolt Thrower - Mercenary, 1998 CD Album Limited Edition
     Metal Blade Records - 3984-14147-2
11. Bolt Thrower - Who Dares Wins, 1998 CD Compilation
     Earache Records Inc. - MOSH 208 CD
12. Bolt Thrower - Honour - Valour - Pride, 2001 CD Album
     Metal Blade Records - 3984143862
13. Bolt Thrower - Those Once Loyal, 2006 CD Album
     Metal Blade Records - MBCY-1059
War, death and crushed skulls! The sound, the legend of Bolt Thrower shall stay with us until the end of the zeriverse. This catalog of death is one of the largest pillars of heaviosity among the precursor of the genre. Uncomplicated structures and plain songs yet performed with the perfection of desire to split your spine and to melt the internal organs into grey and brown juices: you do not always have to go the tortuous way to catch your prey. Even speed is not mandatory, raw attacks of bulldozing ultra high density riffs through barbarian rhythms do the job awesomely - although the super classic first album and to some degree the second one contains plenty of grinding blasts, in the 90s Bolt Thrower soon specialized in mid tempo war machines. A tank is not a Ferrari, for war's sake. Every album here is great or awesome, and I shall be eternally hooked on the ultra classic first album, my favorite by a long stretch. Brutal, catchy riffs at the speed of Prophecy Of Doom, zer yeah! I still remember opening that mail order package in the summer of 1988, which also contained Excel's Split Image, then hesitating a very long time (at least 34 seconds) about which LP to play first. In Battle won, because I had never heard that band - before the internets, from my countryside without a metal scene, I used to order records solely on the basis of album reviews in photocopied zines with funny names and tortured logos. The zines said BT were destroying everything and I wanted to believe it and I was right, as BT did destroy everything within my neuron! In battle there is no law! WHAT A MONSTER!!! I will boldly claim it is one of the 5 best death metal albums of that era, an eternal classic carpet bombing of worldwide proportion. I credit it for spawning the war metal sound before Incantation. Before Dismember, before Entombed, before Atrocity, before many of the big guns, Bolt Thrower ravaged my ear drums and they still do and I have never stopped drooling. The Peel Sessions disc is another piece of anthology a true fan should not miss. Submit to Bolt Thrower! To the death!!!!
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3 comments:

  1. Waaaar....This post makes me think of Swedish crusters Meanwhile and their song War....BTW any chance of a post?

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    1. I'm afraid not a complete one, I got rid of my Meanwhile stock except the "Same shit new millenium" LP.

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