Label: I.R.S. Records - TOCP-7653 Format: CD Album Country: Japan Genre: Rock Style: Thrash, Heavy Metal
Hang the Pope. Survive Live. It was heavy, slow or mid paced and had a high amount of melody. Especially the guitar solo failed. Got Another Quarter. Softee Theme. Game Over Live.
Nuclear Assault. Top Tracks Madness Descends. Something Wicked. To Serve Man. Rise from the Ashes. New Song. Handle with Care. Critical Mass. F Wake Up. When Freedom Dies. Inherited Hell. Funky Noise. Third World Genocide. No Time. Game Over. The Plague. Price of Freedom. Radiation Sickness.
Hang the Pope. The Forge. Fight to Be Free. Human Wreckage. Living Hell. Cold Steel. Brain Death. Trail of Tears. Cross of Iron. Live, Suffer, Die. Torture Tactics. Butt Fuck. The Great Depression. Behind Glass Walls. Alive Again. Similar artists. Discography Albums. Access the complete album info 12 songs. Softee Theme. Access the complete album info 14 songs. Sign in Blood. Out of Order.
Fashion Junkie. Too Young to Die. Preaching to the Deaf. Stop Wait Think. Doctor Butcher. Access the complete album info 10 songs. Critical Mass Live. Two individual tracks required to deliver less than a minute of even more meandering acoustic pointlessness? No thanks guys. The rhythm has a solid, underproduced crunch to it, but it is the solos that soar high and mighty above all.
The solos on this album are all spectacular and lift individual moments to greatness no matter how tepid the surrounding arrangements can be. I find this to be far superior to the meandering Out of Order that preceded it. A painfully simplistic, chugging riff leads into an escalating lattice of melody, primed for easy radio accessibility, and somehow lacking that dystopic nuclear fervor that made me such a fan of their first three albums.
He adds a little more rock and roll spice to his formula, while keeping that raw, urban harshness that defined the earlier works. He even pulls off the moodier pieces like "The Forge", with dire, bluesy acoustic guitars, or "No Time", the sorta power ballad in which he pulls off some of his most refined melodies ever. In fact, this album has more clean guitars than any other in their catalog, a sign they were striving for that added mainstream penetration, that late breakthrough they never quite reached in the prior decade.
The Cold War had receded, the street fighting mutant clobbering Damnation Alley aesthetics of the past records probably seemed moot. There were also two new members in the fold: Reinvention I can handle, but not at the cost of that vital, youthful energy the band thrived upon through the 80s. Tunes like "Something Wicked", "Madness Descends" and "Chaos" are capable of getting the head banging for a few seconds, until one realized that nothing surprising or memorable is coming down the pipe.
All kinds of ways to look at and review this album go through my head. Or even listening to it as if it were a new band? It must be said though that this still can be considered a thrash metal album albeit slow and quite melodic. Not ridden with groove like other thrashers would do at this point in metal history.
However we are missing out on speed and aggression here and it would be too easy to think all of that only came from Lilker and Bramante on previous albums. As I said earlier too many Nuclear Assault characteristics were missing here hell, even the logo had vanished. The album had some mighty strong mid paced riffs here and especially John Connelly shows off his ability to write and sing catchy melodic vocal lines.
It was heavy, slow or mid paced and had a high amount of melody. This is their much-maligned final? That one exception Poetic Justice. The lyrics are complete crap, but then around 1.
Fuck yeah. A-banging we will go!! Come on, you asshole!!! The rest Then, Another Violent End has some cool riffs as well, and also some insane shredding soloing in the middle. The Forge and No Time Hanging in the Balance, this is not.
Nice fucking song. Madness Descends is another slower song It rides one solid riff into the ground. Oh and the last two songs And The Other End is just a silly acoustic outro. Sometimes the songwriting falls quite flat. Metal Archives loading Username Password Login. Bands alphabetical country genre Labels alphabetical country Reviews R.
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