|Review: Nuclear Warfare - God of Aggression|
|God of Aggression|
Label: MDD Records
Year released: 2010
Genre: Thrash Metal
Review online: June 19, 2011
Reviewed by: Lior "Steinmetal" Stein
for:God of Aggression
Rated 2.57/5 (51.43%) (7 Votes)
As I listened to Nuclear Warfare's third album, God of Aggression, I didn't know what to think. If this is the kind of music that keeps the band going, good for them, but as a Thrash fan I was shocked by what I heard. God of Aggression sounds like it was recorded by a band that lost its relationship with synchronization. And old school Thrash is not about fast trills, angry vocals and pumping up the snare. It takes more than that.
What I could recognize quite easily was the blueprint Nuclear Warfare followed. Considering they hail from Germany and have bands like Kreator, Sodom, Destruction and Tankard as local icons, Nuclear Warfare had a pretty clear path laid out for them. Songs like "March to War" and "Escape or Die" are pretty good 80s-inspired tracks. Unfortunately, they are the only highlights on the album. The rest of the tracks, and I'm being kind here, are almost total disasters, especially where the synchronization of the drums is concerned.
I just can't believe that an actual drummer played here. Using programmed drums these days is hardly rare, but how about checking them out before releasing them? These drums indicate a lack of professionalism and while every band doesn't have to be perfect, there's a line none should cross.
Nuclear Warfare took a dive with this release and never came back up for air. And they are certainly capable of more.
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