death metal underground
The Ultimate Death Metal Resource
Death Metal Search Engine
Bolt Thrower - The Peel Sessions 1988-1990
Given that those bands represented the most outside music to continue using its brain, it was not a bad choice, and over the course of these 11 tracks Bolt Thrower hammer it into place as more than a rotation of influences, but the origins of a style that would eventually (on 1989's Warmaster) anneal into a smoothly integrated artistic voice.
These tracks from the first three albums, mostly the first, show a more streamlined and less chaotic version of the sound transitioning from the first to second albums, and bestow insight like any live appearance of a band does, revealing both more efficiency and a greater rhythmic flexibility, but ultimately do not differ significantly from the album versions.