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Release date: 14 November 2005
Style: Death metal


8.7 | 342 votes


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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]

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Lyrics (10)

Karl Willetts - vocals
Barry Thomson - guitar
Gavin Ward - guitar
Jo Bench - bass
Martin Kearns - drums

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

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.

published 23.11.2005 | Comments (13)

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blackdoomy - 30.10.2011 at 03:25  
Rating: 10 Words can't describe how great is this album!!
I worship Bolt Thrower \m/
RavenKing - 30.10.2011 at 03:38  
  Very good album.
In Bone Factory - 22.07.2012 at 19:49  
Rating: 10 Killing Riffs, great vocal ...
Nosurper - 20.01.2013 at 04:12  
  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.
musicalkaratekid - 21.03.2013 at 20:02  
Rating: 9 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.
Timmeh - 17.05.2013 at 11:03  
  So simple, so groovy, so good.
In Bone Factory - 22.11.2013 at 09:16  
Rating: 10 Listen to this album and every molecule of your body will be fighting in the fronline of thrill with no chances to escape...
deadone - 04.02.2014 at 04:16  
  Phenomenal album and the brightest jewel in their crown.
Tomas Piller - 21.11.2014 at 14:06  
Rating: 9
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.
LeKiwi - 05.03.2015 at 01:13  
Rating: 9 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.
deadone - 05.03.2015 at 02:20  
  Their best album IMO. Bizarrely the only one I like nearly as much is Realms Of Chaos from 1989!

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