Some of Bolt Throwers Best
S. Koropeckyj | The Bright Side of the Moon | 05/17/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I own this ep on vinyl and I am not sure if the cd version has anything that the origibal 45 rpm 12" ep did not. However I will write the review just from the vinyl.
This music is more raw and energetic than much of Blot Throwers studio albums especially those released more recently, which I think are slow and overly polished. Here Bolt Thrower sounds more like a Thrash Metal band than anything else. The vocals are sparse and the drumming is fast and rather vicous, the guitar work also reminds you of early Slayer guitar rather than grind guitar or the guitarwork from later Bolt Thrower albums. Essentially this is almost a completely different band than was presented on their later albums, but that is not really a bad thing. Kudos for John Peel for releasing all the music that he liked into the world; plus on the front cover there is a list of every band that was on his show. It is a rather long and eclectic group of bands."
Classic BBC Peel sessions
vermiTHRAX | California | 03/29/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a classic Cd of the BBC Jhon Peel sessions that showcased the emerging grindcore bands, Bolt thrower, Napalm Death, and Extreme Noise Terror. Not great production, but a landmark for grindcore, almost as much as Napalm Death's "From Enslavement to Obliteration""