Power of Metal.dk Review

Dust Bolt
Awake the Riot
Style: Thrash Metal
Release date: 29 May, 2014
Playing time: 60:22

Second album by the German thrash band Dust Bolt. I can be rather short here. This band plays thrash the way we hear it from a band like Kreator and then with a little Bay Area influence. The production is o.k., the musicians are well skilled, the songs are tight played and one thrash riff after the other is being spit in your face. The drums sound very tight and are probably the most interesting part on this album. The vocals are aggressive and stick to the music. The best song in my opinion is "The Monotonous - Distant Scream", which is a more epic track, with a little less tempo than the rest of the material. With "Future Shock" they honor one of the most underestimated bands with a nice performed cover.

So far nothing wrong, but that's about it. I don't hear a lot progression compared with the first album. The bigger part of the songs are not interesting enough, there is not an original riff or something else we haven't heard in the past 30 years. For a thrash fan and then especially the younger new wave of thrash fans, there is enough to enjoy, but there are so many (older) bands who did the same trick, but then a lot better and much more original.

01. Living Hell
Soul Erazer
Beneath the Earth
You Lost Sight
Agent Thrash
Living a Lie
Awake the Riot - The Final War
Eternal Waste
09. Drowned in Blind Faith
10. Worlds Built to Decieve
11. The Monotonous - Distant Scream

12. Future Shock
Label: Napalm Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 31 May, 2014
Website: www.facebook.com/dustbolt