Monday, January 4, 2016
Bolt Thrower - 'The IVth Crusade' from The IVth Crusade (1992)
It is Pavlovian pretty much. I watch a live hxcx/metal video, see some kid wearing a Bolt Thrower shirt and I HAVE TO LISTEN TO BOLT THROWER!!! Right then, it must happen. I don't have a favorite Bolt Thrower album, but if I did, it would probably be The IVth Crusade (1992). Like the extended atrocity for which it is named, The IVth Crusade is comprised of sustained, lawless bloodshed, super-heavy, and way-lethal. Did I mention it is heavy? It is really heavy. It is like, your warhorse, laden with armor and thieved treasure, is dying by slowly sinking into a mud which is 90% civilian body parts and you are crying because you are insane and this whole going off to genocidal warfare business wasn't such a good idea after all. Heavy like that. Here is another Bolt Thrower video from War Master (1991)! Cenotaph! In honor of the fallen! In honor of the dead!