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BOLT THROWER were formed at a punk gig in a Coventry pub in 1986, following a conversation between friends guitarist Barry Thomson and bassist Gavin Ward. Inspired at that time by bands such as Sacrilege, Discharge, Candlemass & Slayer, they decided to form a band that was heavy, aggressive, but more importantly, original. They were soon joined by Alan West, a friend of Baz’s, who ... Read more in Amazon's Bolt Thrower Store

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  • Audio CD (1 Dec 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Metal Blade Records
  • ASIN: B00000DFTA
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 101,939 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Zeroed 5:460.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Laid to Waste 4:400.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Return From Chaos 5:040.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Mercenary 5:540.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. To the Last... 5:240.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Powder Burns 4:460.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Behind Enemy Lines 5:180.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. No Guts, No Glory 4:070.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Sixth Chapter 5:400.69  Buy MP3 

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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! 14 Aug 2002
By A Customer
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The moment Mercenary arrived at my door I was eager to listen to the CD as I am a very big Bolt Thrower fan. From the opening track Zeroed I was drawn in by the brilliance that is Bolt Thrower, each track is skillfully crafted filled with lyrics that conjure up images of war - in a way that only Bolt Thrower know how. If you are looking for something a little more complex than your average death/grindcore metal band then Bolt Thrower is the band you want, with no better place to start than the album Mercenary. The fact that the band remastered the album 3 times shows in the quality of all tracks on this album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Total guitar onslaught! 5 Oct 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
From the moment the CD starts, the move to Metal Blade is apparent. The quality of production really shines through, which lends itself well to Bolt Thrower's distinctive Grind Core style. Every song contained on 'Mercenary' works well, my favourite one though would have to be 'No Guts, No Glory' Love the SFX at the start! On the whole it shows Bolt Thrower has come of age and has created some epic tracks which demand to be played LOUD!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow... just wow! 30 Nov 2000
By Jacob Wood - Published on
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This CD is simply amazing! I purchased it nearly a year ago, and it still gets heavy rotation in my CD player!
Though not typically a fan of the "Death metal/grindcore" genre of music, Bolt Thrower pulls it off in a way that makes it enjoyable anyway. "Mercenary" takes you inside the mind of a military man who is trained to do nothing but kill, and boy do they do a good job!
Highly brutal, each song is a masterful portrayal of what it is like to be on the killing fields. This non-stop barrage of pounding guitars, thrashing drums, and growled vocals gives one the feeling of the anger and hatred coursing through the veins of a man at war.
Brutally honest, each song tells the listener of how the evils of war work on the minds of mankind. Songs like "Zeroed" speak of the deaths on a battlefield in a negative, sometimes sarcastic way. "Reduced to Zero... the sum of mankind." With lyrics like that, one gets a bleak view of what the future holds for humanity we allow the destruction to continue.
I would recommend this to ANY fan of any sort of metal, or just heavy music in general. This album is a masterpiece sure to please all who listen!
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5.0 out of 5 stars the equivalent of being caught in a tornado 15 July 2000
By king beagley - Published on
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when you put this cd on, it's like being caught in a tornado. these guys are very talented. hope they come back to metal blade.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Death metal with a doom edge 18 April 2007
By Brady M. Sullivan - Published on
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Easily one of the best death metal albums ever

if you get tired of hearing the same old thing in the

death metal genre. Really doomy edge, with enough groove

and interesting twists on the usual stuff to keep

things moving. Great album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Masterful. 8 Nov 2009
By J. Barlow - Published on
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This is what death metal should sound like! Crushing, heavy, and will vocals that sound as if a guy got fused with a lion then let a blood-chilling and hair prickling roar! Karl is in top form here, his vocals are amazing and he just come at you with them like a MERCENARY on a mission to growl and destroy!!! MUHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Alright what I said may not have made any sense, but I don't care this album is good and you'll buy it if you have any taste in metal at all.
5.0 out of 5 stars Bolt Thrower comes back strong 27 Jan 1999
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Bolt Thrower comes back with an album that doesn't break any new ground. That said, the album plays like an old friend. The great riffs, the melodies (yes, melodies), and grooves are all in your face and demand attention. Their previous album "...for Victory" was dominated with double bass "blast beats" and at times lacked variety. "Mercenary" finds the band moving back towards their "IVth Crusade" or even "Warmaster" days, creating an album with the variety and drive that made Bolt Thrower leaders of the scene in the first place. "Mercenary" is Bolt Thrower at their finest!
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