War Master
War Master
Album info
ReleaseFebruary 1991
RecordedSlaughterhouse Studios, September 1990
GenreDeath metal
ProducerColin Richardson

War Master is a Bolt Thrower album, recorded at Slaughterhouse studios in September 1990, produced by Bolt Thrower and Colin Richardson. It was released on Earache Records: Mosh 29 in 1991.

Whereas Realm of Chaos was dominated by grindcore based blasts and riffs, this album abandons most of the grindcore influences for a sound that is more strictly death metal. Moreover, there is more melody in the music and the guitar solos, although some chaotic solos remain.

"Cenotaph" is a thematic continuation of the song "World Eater" from the previous record. It shares the opening and ending riffs and it has some lyrical similarities as well.

The album was extensively sampled on Dutch breakcore producer Bong-Ra's album Full Metal Racket, with allusions also including song titles such as "Bloody Cenotaph" and "Jo Bench".

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Bolt Thrower
  1. "Intro... Unleashed (Upon Mankind)" – 6:13
  2. "What Dwells Within" – 4:18
  3. "The Shreds of Sanity" – 3:26
  4. "Profane Creation" – 5:32
  5. "Destructive Infinity" – 4:14 ¹
  6. "Final Revelation" – 3:55
  7. "Cenotaph" – 4:03
  8. "War Master" – 4:17
  9. "Rebirth of Humanity" – 4:01
  10. "Afterlife" – 5:59

¹ CD bonus track


Bolt Thrower

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