Bolt Thrower / Those Once Loyal
Album: Those Once Loyal   Collection:General
Artist:Bolt Thrower   Added:Feb 2006
Label:Metal Blade  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-04-02 Pull Date: 2006-06-04 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Jun 4 May 28 May 7 Apr 23 Apr 16
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 03, 2006: to heavy for titanium
Anti-Tank (Dead Armour)
4. Apr 22, 2006: to heavy for titanium
At First Light
2. May 25, 2006: Baptism of Disorder
At First Light
5. Apr 13, 2006: Baptism of Solitude
when cannons fade
3. May 03, 2006: Brownian Motion
Last Stand Of Humanity

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2006-04-11
Yet another cannonfire from the typically reliable UK death metallers. This one has some clear production, great classic DM sound, riffs & tones that seamlessly bridge classic & death metal. Ultimately it’s nothing groundbreaking but consistent in heaviness & intensity. As always more songs about war, war and fucking war. Worth ‘eadbangin’ to for sure!
(((((1)))) Low-end heavy (with nice bass work from Ms. Bench), awesome catchy riffs, guttural but not TOO guttural vocals.
((((2)))) Straight-ahead pummel with simple breakdown.
((((3)))) Thick, slow, lunging but catchy. Kinda similar to Napalm Death’s brief (& odd) mid-90’s “not-quite grind” period.
((((4)))) Lots of drive & groove in the low end. Killer bass sound & Karl Willets simple & direct vocals.
((((5)))) Like a slow version of #1 with a nice riff-ride/slow scales.
((((6)))) Really heavy & simple, THICK riffing.
((((7)))) Fast & pummeling with a nice Slayer-ish wah-laden solo.
((((8)))) 3 note riff with some basic jud-jud that that influenced many a German metal-core band. (See Heaven Shall Burn, Caliban, et. al).
((((9)))) Classic Death Metal merging with classic metal. Done seamlessly & with a lot of spirit.

Track Listing
1. At First Light   5. Those Once Loyal
2. Entrenched   6. Anti-Tank (Dead Armour)
3. The Killchain   7. Last Stand Of Humanity
4. Granite Wall   8. Salvo
  9. when cannons fade