Saturday, January 3, 2009

Bolt Thrower - Realm of Chaos

Bolt Thrower
Realm of Chaos

Realm of Chaos is the masterpiece created by England's own Warhammer-playing death metal lunatics. Bolt Thrower has influenced everyone from Earth Crisis to Insect Warfare. The band is known for its down-tuned, crush-your-skull metal but this record takes things to disturbing new lows.

Since its Realm of Chaos' 1989 release, something strange happened to Bolt Thrower. During the last 20 years, Bolt Thrower has been adopted by the crusty punks. I've lost track of the number of bands who describe themselves as Bolt Thrower-style crusty metal. It's my assumption that, while writing and recording Realm of Chaos, that "crusty" and "D-beat" never crossed their minds. Then again, you never know what someone else is thinking.

Bolt Thrower - Realm of Chaos


1 comment:

chris monica said...

Great album, beats the following one.