BOLT THROWER are pretty much second tier Death Metal...they've been around forever yet they never get the recognition of say...CARCASS. Still, England's history channel fanatics can play some solid Death Metal and "…For Victory" is straight up brutal. Like damn. First time I heard "Remembrance" I was pinned down to the wall. By the time it was over I had whiplash. That song has the heaviest riff EVER penned, and sets the tone for a solid 37 minutes of Metal.
BOLT THROWER's style in a nutshell.... heavy as shit riffs over droning drums, with fierce growls and the occasional doom break. Indeed, BT's drummer sucks ass, and doesn't do much in the way of pacing. Sometimes the tedium of hearing the same song over and over grows old, but standouts like "Forever Fallen" and slower paced "...For Victory" make up for it.
If you like to bang yer head, and do it well, get this CD. It's heavy as shit and has the perfect tempo for nonstop thrashing. I dunno if I'd place it in the Death Metal classic field, but you could do farrrrrr worse.... recommended for fans of DM in general. (Online February 15, 2003)