In today’s installment of this Sunday series in which we look back at music from the past, I’m including a few clips from a band I should have featured a week ago, in remembrance of the band’s long-time drummer Martin Kearns, who died unexpectedly on September 14 at the age of 38.
There are so many things that could be said about Bolt Thrower, but all I’ll do now is put up a few songs, encourage you to read Kim Kelly’s recent piece about the band at Noisey, and encourage you to leave the names of your favorite Bolt Thrower songs in the comments.
Favorite songs: “Dying Creed” and “…For Victory”
I had a hell of a time trying to pick just three songs. I have no idea why I decided to hold it to three. Although if I hadn’t, I might still be adding clips…
So many great albums and so many great songs, but my personal favorite has to be At First Light off of Those Once Loyal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gERIVNyjW1U
“The Killchain” is still probably my favorite song from them. It’s always the best bands that get the worst blows.
i just listened to the entire Bolt Thrower catalog last Thursday, it’s a fantastic body of work 🙂
What a great way to spend a Thursday. Or any day. I’ve never done what you did, but it sounds like a great plan.
FOR VICTORY!!!!!! Was lucky enough to see them in 2010 with Carcass, Dying Fetus, Defeated Sanity, Gorod, Kickback, was an amazing fest!!!
I’ve been ridiculously lucky too, seeing them in Seattle a few years ago and then seeing them in Vancouver earlier this year.
Gotta say World Eater. First song of theirs I heard and not yelling “WORLD EATER!” at random strangers has been a struggle ever since.
I have basically the same impulse whenever I think of No Guts, No Glory, which is why I included it. 🙂
Has to be World Eater for me, just for the sheer impact of the opening riff. Still one of my all time favourite moments in extreme metal.
I was late to the Bolt Thrower party, so my first exposure to the band was with For Those Once Loyal. As a result, “The Killchain” and the title track hold special places in my metal memory. Otherwise, it had to be “Powder Burns.” I hear that song, and the riff is stuck in my head all day.
(It’s hard to pick even a couple songs.)
Entrenched: “In a world of compromise, some don’t!”
The IVth Crusade: “Vanquished in the name of your god. One of the same to whom we once prayed.”
Absolutely love that riff in Entrenched…you know exactly which one Im talking about too