Dust Bolt
Violent Demolition
Style: Thrash Metal
Release date: 27 July, 2012
Playing time: 48:31

Another thrash band that knows how to play decent standard thrash. This debut album by these Germans has almost everything a good thrash album needs. Inspired by the tons of thrash bands that put this style on the map in the eighties, they succeed in playing good songs.

Early Kreator, Destruction mixed with Bay Area influences. Sometimes you hear something by Sepultura, then Slayer, then Testament or Exodus, but always with a German old school thrash sound. Originality can not be heard on this album, but when executed well, who cares? The only thing that makes me frown is the sound of the drums, especially the sound of the toms sound a bit hollow and dry in my opinion. Lenny B. spits out the lyrics straight in our face in the aggressive way we are used to in this genre. I have no idea if these youngsters can play themselves into the forefront of the crowded thrash market. But...

One thing is for sure; they walk the walk and talk the talk.


01. Opulence Contaminated
02. Violent Aboltition
03. March Thru Pain
04. Shattered By Reality
05. Toxic Attack
06. Into Madness
07. Oblivion
08. Pleasure On Illusion
09. Deviance

Label: Napalm Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 18 July, 2012
Website: www.myspace.com/dustbolt