Why can't every veteran metal outfit sound this good? Returning after an eleven year abscence from the studio, 'Bolted Door' marks Fist, and mainly leader Ron Chenier's first album since 1995's 'Loud, Loud, Loud'. And what a splendid return this is.
As this was the era when the hit single was a marketing pre-requisite, Fist ignored all advice and released something true to themselves. In fact, the music veers more toward a prog/pomp path, a style that was lost as Fist's career progressed.