Ingram takes the place of Willits on this CD, and does a pretty nice job filling his shoes…This CD takes a couple of listens to really enjoy it though…I think BT fans who havent experienced this CD will be impressed.ENJOY
The roaring metal tank comes grinding back with ex-Benediction vocalist Dave Ingram spearheading the charge. Total power. Metal Blade Records.
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Although I liked the previous vocalist for the band more, this is a great album still. The songs keep up with the killer heavy bolt thrower sound. Take a listen for yourself. I’d recommend this right up there with mercenary.
Bolt Thrower has been my favorite band for years, and they certainly haven’t disappointed me with this release. The music has a perfect balance of heavy, skull-pounding metal and growling vocals, with enough melodic variety to keep it from becoming monotonous. The band continues its war theme with some great lyrics to boot. This is a more complex CD than “Mercenary”, but “…For Victory” remains my favorite. If you like extreme, fast, and heavy metal, Bolt Thrower is the right choice. Check out Krisiun’s “Conquerors of Armageddon” as well.
I was about to walk away from a store with a Jazz cd, but I decided to wander over to the Metal section. Finding a new Bolt Thrower album proved too tempting, and I changed my mind. With BT, I have not escaped the “first-listen” syndrome (the notion that whatever album you listen to first, remains your favorite). I still think “The IVth Crusade” is their best, but this one shows they still got it. This band has for the most part stuck with a certain style of which they are the absolute masters. Grinding, churning, groove-heavy with ominous, menacing melodies. The new vocalist definitely adds to the menacing factor – his delivery is a lot raspier and growling than Karl’s. The mere fact that BT is still around making music of this caliber, showing an unrelenting adherence to their convictions is worthy of praise and respect. Long live Bolt Thrower!!
Blend the best elements of IVth Crusade and For Victory and you get Honour, Valour, and Pride. Bolt Thrower finally resurface 4 years after their last album, apparently and hopefully past all their line up difficulties. Dave Ingram, formerly of Benediction, takes up the front man duties quite well. His deeper more powerful voice brings out a fiercer quality from the rest of the band as they’re forced to keep up with the tone. New drummer Martin Kearns fits right in with the veteran band as well.This album is mid-tempo which is where Bolt Thrower is at their best. Each song is heavy as hell with some really catchy riffs throughout. Contact-Wait Out will literally call to mind what a tank sounds like crossing a battlefield. They’ve taken guitar layering to a new level for this genre of music and it’s definately a must have for any fan of extreme heavy metal.