i’ll keep this one short. this is an absolute classic, front to back, and is packed with more monster riffs than you can shake a stick at. and to top it all off, there are gratuitous appearances of the scream “BLARRRRRRRGH!!!”.
seriously, this is a true classic, and is as good (read: better) as anything the band has released since. if you’ve made it this far and are on the fence about this one, don’t hesitate for a minute to pull the trigger. your world shall be rocked!
one caveat: this much needed reissue was done without the input of the band, and the label has fleeced the members of any royalties that come from this pressing, so bolt thrower have actually asked that their fans NOT buy this recording. you may not have a choice, as the original is very out of print and hard to come by. oh, they messed with the original cover art too.
so to recap… reissue bad, album amazing. really amazing.