Good writeup, but I'd give it much closer to a 10. This was the album that really got me into metal that was not entirely mainstream. I also think this is literally the most violent album ever made. The only other album that comes close is Pleasure to Kill, but Bonded By Blood manages to be a little more coherent.
1/13 - Enforcer, Warbringer, Cauldron, Exmortus
3/31 - Sonata Arctica