- Released: January 13, 2008
- 1.The IVth Crusade
- 4.Where Next to Conquer
- 5.As the World Burns
- 6.This Time It's War
- 9.Celestial Sanctuary
- 10.Dying Creed
- 11.Through the Ages (Outro)
Personnel: Karl Willetts (vocals); Barry Thomson, Gavin Ward, Barry Thompson (guitar); Andy Whale (drums).
Audio Mixers: Alan Fisch; Steve Harris .
Recording information: Sawmill Studios (08/1992); Sawmills Studio, Cornwall (08/1992).
The IVth Crusade ranks as one of Bolt Thrower's more powerful and consistent albums, raging with venom and unrestrained fury. It's a record that proves why the group was one of the leaders of the underground metal scene of the late '80s and early '90s. Few other groups matched Bolt Thrower in terms of pummeling, harsh sonic brutality, even if they occasionally lacked the skills to craft full-fledged songs and riffs. [The 1996 reissue of The IVth Crusade features two bonus tracks: "Crown of Life" and "Lament".] ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine