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Realm of Chaos: Slaves to Darkness

TypeStudio Full-length
GenresDeath Metal
LabelsEarache Records
Ranked#24 for 1989 , #893 all-time
Reviews :  0
Comments :  10
Total votes :  10
Rating :  91.3 / 100
Have :  4
Want : 0
Submitted by level 21 Eagles (2006-01-04)
Last modified by level 21 Eagles (2018-02-12)
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Realm of Chaos: Slaves to Darkness Information

Track listing (Songs)

2.Eternal War2:0897.52
3.Through the Eye of Terror4:2297.52
4.Dark Millennium2:5992.52
5.All That Remains4:3992.52
6.Lost Souls Domain4:13952
7.Plague Bearer2:5487.52
8.World Eater4:5597.52
9.Drowned in Torment3:04852
10.Realm of Chaos2:5087.52

Line-up (members)

  • Karl Willets : Vocals
  • Barry Thompson : Guitars
  • Gavin Ward : Guitars
  • Jo Bench : Bass
  • Andy Whale : Drums

Production staff / artist

  • Bolt Thrower : Producer
  • John Sibbick : Cover Art
  • Colin Richardson : Engineering, Remixing
  • Mark Leary : Layout (vinyl reissue)
  • NS : Mastering (vinyl)
  • Mark Craven : Logo
  • Kevin Walker : Artwork (genestealer)
  • Andy Jones : Photography
  • John Blanche : Art Direction
  • Dave Lund : Design
  • Tim Lewis : Engineering, Mixing
  • Digby Pearson : Producer
Recorded in April at Loco Studios.
Mixed in July at Slaughterhouse.

Black vinyl, gatefold cover, white inner sleeve, 8-pages 10" black and white insert with lyrics and Warhammer drawings.
Earache Records sticker on back cover ("Play loud" and stuff).

The artwork is taken from a 1988 book called Rogue Trader while the title "Realm of Chaos: Slaves to Darkness" is the name of another Warhammer book inspired by Games Workshop's Warhammer 40,000.


Also released on limited edition coloured vinyl.

Reissued in 1995 and 2005. This last reissue by Earache Records has an alternate artwork by John Sibbick, who redraw a similar themed artwork to the original but without any Games Workshop copyrighted elements. The band highly condemns this version and asked fans to boycott it, as they were not involved with the reissue and received no royalties from its sales.

Reissued in 2013 as a limited edition pressed from the original master tapes in Full Dynamic Range audio with a bonus previously unreleased DVD performance filmed on three cameras from the legendary 1989 ‘Grindcrusher’ tour. More info about DVD bonus of 2013 issue, it is called "Live at Nottingham Rock City 14.11.89"
1. Eternal War (2:10)
2. Through the Eye of Terror (4:02)
3. All That Remains (4:13)
4. World Eater (5:00)
5. Lost Souls Domain (4:20)
6. Drowned in Torment (3:14)
7. Realm of Chaos (2:50)

Realm of Chaos: Slaves to Darkness Comments

level 10   (95/100)
올드스쿨 데스메탈엘범들은 버릴게 하나도 없는거 같다
level 4   (100/100)
올드스쿨 데스의 끝판왕. 워해머 세계관 특유의 "영원한 전쟁"의 과격함과 비참함이 느껴집니다. 지금보면 좀 낡은 기타 톤이기도 하지만 그 덕분에 묵직한 맛이 있네요. 질주감보다 무게감을 통한 분위기 형성도 맘에 듭니다.
level 21   (100/100)
그냥 명반이 아니다 최고의 데스메탈 명반이다
level 10   (90/100)
워해머 느낌이 많이 묻어나는(?) 앨범으로 이처럼 무게감 있는 데스메탈 앨범이 또 있을까싶다.
level 9   (90/100)
UK Death Metal giants Bolt Thrower really knows how to write an amazing record. They bash on the guitars incessantly, producing a tone quite unique to their sound. Good songs from start to finish!
level 17   (85/100)
육중한 기타 톤이 매력적인 명반.
level 12   (85/100)
1집에 비해서 훨씬 들을만해졌다. 끊임없이 shredding 하는 기타는 정말 별미.
level 8   (90/100)
명밴드의 명반
level 17   (90/100)
앨범 자켓처럼 현란하고 미래지향적인 사운드는 절대 아니지만 둔중하고 질량감 느껴지는 리프와 솔로가 잘 어우러진 정통 데스메탈. 정통 데스메탈에 대해 조금씩 알아갈때 꽤 좋은 앨범일듯 하다. 4집과는 사운드의 차이가 있다.
Bolt Thrower - Realm of Chaos: Slaves to Darkness CD Photo by 똘복이
level 4   (90/100)
밴드의 퀼에 비해서 너무 관심이 없는듯하다. 올드스쿨의 진수를 보여주는 밴드 워햄보덕만이 즐길수있는 재미는 덤

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