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Bolt Thrower - ...For Victory



8.7 | 372 votes |
Release date: 1994
Style: Death metal

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Disc I
01. War
02. Remembrance
03. When Glory Beckons
04. ...For Victory
05. Graven Image
06. Lest We Forget
07. Silent Demise
08. Forever Fallen
09. Tank (MK 1)
10. Armageddon Bound
11. Overlord [bonus]

Disc II [Live War] [Live at Manchester UK]
01. The IVth Crusade
02. Dying Creed
03. Spearhead
04. Unleashed Upon Mankind
05. Ritual
06. Where Next To Conquer
07. Warmaster
08. As The World Burns
09. Cenotaph

Top 20 albums of 1994: 8

Line-up
Karl Willetts - vocals
Barry Thompson - guitars
Gavin Ward - guitars
Andy Whale - drums
Joanne Bench - bass

Additional info
Label: Earache Records

Recorded at Parr Street Studio & recorded/mixed at Sawmills Studios, UK in mid-1994.
Engineered by John Cornfield.
Produced by Bolt Thrower & Colin Richardson.

Guest review by
BitterCOld
Rating:
9.0
Bolt Thrower's approach to death metal is pretty unmistakable. They sound like an oncoming division of tanks… an unyielding and unstoppable juggernaut that will crush everything in their path without remorse.

1994's '… For Victory' finds them in peak form - they have taken their by now familiar formula and refined it to near perfection. While some bands that rely on the same approach again and again often find themselves stagnating and ultimately becoming stale and irrelevant, Bolt Thrower somehow managed to constantly tweak and improve upon their approach with each album, leading up to what I think is their best effort in '…For Victory.'

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published 19.08.2008 | Comments (7)

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19.10.2012 - 23:59
Illog1cal
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Their guitar tone is undoubtedly one of the best in Death metal.
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21.03.2013 - 18:17
Rating: 9
musicalkaratekid

One of the most engaging and intense war-related albums I've ever heard. Every aspect of the sound, the themes and the lyrical imagery has been thought out carefully and it all makes for quite a visceral and precisely performed listening experience. Certainly Bolt Thrower's defining album.
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23.04.2017 - 23:39
Rating: 10
Redel

This is clearly their best album for me (Warmaster following). Such a powerful and at the same time melodic album (although it is not really melodic death!). I can enjoy each and every song here. Highlights: Silent demise, Lest we forget, Remembrance, and of course the title track.
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28.11.2017 - 04:09
VIG
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Only 3 comments?? This is one of the best death metal albums ever created imo.
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05.11.2018 - 00:56
nikarg
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Written by Guest on 28.11.2017 at 04:09

Only 3 comments?? This is one of the best death metal albums ever created imo.

In everyone's opinion who has the slightest clue about death metal, this is an immense album.
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28.11.2018 - 21:40
RaduP
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15.05.2021 - 17:36
Rating: 10
AndyMetalFreak
Mr Nice Guy
I'm finding it difficult to give this a rating less than 10, maybe the outros to Rememberance and Armageddon Bound could be a little bit shorter, but that's all I can think of.

The album is magnificent, the vocals are both brutal and clear which is perfect for me, and the lyrics and theme is great, not being about Blood and Gore is a breath of fresh air for Death Metal.

The riffs are both catchy and heavy, the guitar tone is spot on for me, and the bass and drumming are at a good solid pace, but staying heavy and not too fast moving, or complex and and over the t. It's simple Death Metal but a very effective sound quality.

it's an album I can listen to again and again and never get tired of it, abd the title song is my favourite Bolt Thrower song.
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16.05.2021 - 00:55
Rating: 10
Redel

Written by AndyMetalFreak on 15.05.2021 at 17:36

I'm finding it difficult to give this a rating less than 10


Why would you even try?

Written by AndyMetalFreak on 15.05.2021 at 17:36

the title song is my favourite Bolt Thrower song.


Mine too, followed by The IVth Crusade
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16.05.2021 - 02:52
Rating: 10
AndyMetalFreak
Mr Nice Guy
Written by Redel on 16.05.2021 at 00:55



Mine too, followed by The IVth Crusade


The IVth Crusade is a great song and great album too🖒
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15.08.2021 - 03:31
Rating: 9
F3ynman2000

Every single riff on IVth Crusade, For Victory, and Those Once Loyal is fantastic!
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16.08.2021 - 22:49
Rating: 9
F3ynman2000

Written by AndyMetalFreak on 15.05.2021 at 17:36

The riffs are both catchy and heavy, the guitar tone is spot on for me, and the bass and drumming are at a good solid pace, but staying heavy and not too fast moving, or complex

the title song is my favourite Bolt Thrower song.

I agree with all your points! This album is truly one of the best death metal albums I've ever heard.
Since there are so many great Bolt Thrower songs, I find it hard to choose a favorite song. Also, the songs all blend nicely together, so sometimes when I idly listen to one of their albums, it's hard to tell when a song ends or starts. Do you know what I mean?
But For Victory title track might well be the best Bolt Thrower song - it's flawless and epic
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17.08.2021 - 00:36
Rating: 10
AndyMetalFreak
Mr Nice Guy
Written by F3ynman2000 on 16.08.2021 at 22:49

the songs all blend nicely together, so sometimes when I idly listen to one of their albums, it's hard to tell when a song ends or starts. Do you know what I mean?

I understand what you mean about all the songs blending in, it's great because the whole album flows perfectly well, and you listen through the whole album before you know it.
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17.08.2021 - 13:10
gavdann

This and the IVth Crusade are probably my favourite BT albums. Awesome band.

Whenever I hear a contemporary metal album with BT influences (Frozen Soul, Graceless, Asphyx, etc) I'm always hooked in.
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24.08.2021 - 22:08
Rating: 10
Samot

Just perfect album!! music to listen in your war Tank!
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