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Nuclear Assault - Game Over (10/10) - USA - 1986/1987

Genre: Thrash Metal
Label: Combat Records
Playing time: 58:38
Band homepage: Nuclear Assault

Tracklist:

  1. Live, Suffer, Die
  2. Sin
  3. Cold Steel
  4. Betrayal
  5. Radiation Sickness
  6. Hang The People
  7. After The Holocaust
  8. Mr. Softee Theme
  9. Stranded In Hell
  10. Nuclear War
  11. My America
  12. Vengeance
  13. Brain Death
  14. Game Over
  15. Nightmares
  16. (You Figure It Out)
  17. Justice
  18. The Plague
  19. Cross Of Iron
Nuclear Assault - Game Over
NUCLEAR ASSAULT had been always considered as HC-Metal-Crossover-Act, but they were never in the soundwaters of former genre heroes like SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, D.R.I. or C.O.C. With SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, they had a certain political touch as connection, but primarily NUCLEAR ASSAULT were always a Thrash Metal band, which sometimes experimented with HC and Punk elements and they left the usual 80s Metal clichés out of their lyrics, instead they dealt with social problems.

An outstanding trademark of their music were the screeching vocals of bandleader and guitar player John Connelly, who otherwise always tried to use catchy melodies, which remained in your mind. He achieved this with highspeed neckwreckers such as the culty "Sin" as well with more elevated parts (for example in "Betrayal"), which all could impress with absolute insane riffs. To add are the diverse, short HC-influenced eruptions like "My America" or "Hang The Pope", for which bass player Dan Lilker (S.O.D., ex-ANTHRAX, ex-EXTRA HOT SAUCE, ex-BRUTAL TRUTH) had been responsible.

"Game Over" was the longplayer debut of the guys from New York and it was just the beginning of a serial of some absolute genre classics. This CD-reissue contains as bonus the Mini-LP "The Plague", which showed the band more experimental. Still unabdicable for everybody, who will know how this style sounds perfectly-executed. NUCLEAR ASSAULT were the kings. Mosh til' death!!! (Online July 3, 2003)

Ralf Henn



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