Bolt Thrower - Those Once Loyal


8.8 | 392 votes |
Release date: 14 November 2005
Style: Death metal

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01. At First Light
02. Entrenched
03. The Killchain
04. Granite Wall
05. Those Once Loyal
06. Anti-Tank (Dead Armour)
07. Last Stand Of Humanity
08. Salvo
09. When Cannons Fade
10. A Symbol Of Eight [Limited Edition Digipack Bonus]

Top 20 albums of 2005: 9
Top 200 albums of all time: 140

Line-up
Karl Willetts - vocals
Barry "Baz" Thomson - guitars
Gavin Ward - guitars
Martin Kearns - drums
Jo-Anne "Jo" Bench - bass

Additional info
Label: Metal Blade Records

Recorded & mixed at Sable Rose Studio, UK June-September 2005.
Engineered by Andy Faulkner.
Produced by Bolt Thrower & Andy Faulkner.
Sleeve by Jan Meininghaus.

Staff review by
Richard
Rating:
9.0
At last, the mighty Bolt Thrower have returned, with their inimitable style of pounding extreme Metal. 'Those Once Loyal' is Bolt Thrower's 8th full length studio album, and longtime fans of the band (such as myself) will have a fair idea of what to expect - mainly midtempo, crushing yet groove-laden Metal with great riff after great riff, complete with Bolt Thrower's own unique sense of melody. Although the standard version of this album has 9 tracks, the digipak (which I was lucky enough to get) also has a bonus track entitled 'A Symbol Of Eight'. Needless to say, it's worth obtaining the digipak if you get the chance.

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published 23.11.2005 | Comments (13)

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30.10.2011 - 03:25
Rating: 10
blackdoomy
Words can't describe how great is this album!!
I worship Bolt Thrower \m/
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30.10.2011 - 03:38
RavenKing
Very good album.
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They shake your hand and they smile and they buy you a drink
They say we'll be your friends we'll stick with you till the end
But everybody's only looking out for themselves
And you say who can you trust I'll tell you nobody
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22.07.2012 - 19:49
Rating: 10
In Bone Factory
Killing Riffs, great vocal ...
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a hammerhead goobrian
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20.01.2013 - 04:12
Nosurper
Stinky Lips
This album is rock solid. If I were to recommend a starting point for someone curious about death metal, I'd probably tell them to start with this album.
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21.03.2013 - 20:02
Rating: 9
musicalkaratekid
Excellent album, and key to exactly what Bolt Thrower do well and have done ever since they formed. 'The killchain' and the title track are just belligerent.
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17.05.2013 - 11:03
Timmeh
Dudeman
So simple, so groovy, so good.
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22.11.2013 - 09:16
Rating: 10
In Bone Factory
Listen to this album and every molecule of your body will be fighting in the fronline of thrill with no chances to escape...
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a hammerhead goobrian
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21.11.2014 - 14:06
Rating: 9
Tomas Piller
Written by Timmeh on 17.05.2013 at 11:03

So simple, so groovy, so good.

So true. Just perfect words to describe this beauty.
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05.03.2015 - 01:13
Rating: 9
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Groovy death metal finesse right here

Cool fact that no one gives a damn about: the intro to "The Killchain" is identical to that of "Embers" on The IVth Crusade.
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20.09.2015 - 21:45
Rating: 8
Maco
Handbanana
Written by LeKiwi on 05.03.2015 at 01:13

Groovy death metal finesse right here

Cool fact that no one gives a damn about: the intro to "The Killchain" is identical to that of "Embers" on The IVth Crusade.


And also to the intro of "Cenotaph" and "Powder Burns"
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I'm derp.
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01.10.2015 - 04:31
Rating: 8
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
Ticks all the boxes for me.
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The sun shines over The Fool...
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01.10.2015 - 07:20
BlueMobius
Account deleted
Written by Maco on 20.09.2015 at 21:45

Written by LeKiwi on 05.03.2015 at 01:13

Groovy death metal finesse right here

Cool fact that no one gives a damn about: the intro to "The Killchain" is identical to that of "Embers" on The IVth Crusade.


And also to the intro of "Cenotaph" and "Powder Burns"


And the outro of "World Eater."
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19.02.2017 - 12:30
Rating: 8
NocturnalStalker
Metal Addict
This album definitely has that brutal and intense sound characteristic of Bolt Thrower. The problem for me is that it sounds a lot like their previous releases, but does not have any memorable songs.
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"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
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