on 14 August 2002
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.
on 5 October 2001
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!!!