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Release date: 1989
Style: Thrash metal


8.4 | 108 votes


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01. New Song
02. Critical Mass
03. Inherited Hell
04. Surgery
05. Emergency
06. Funky Noise
07. F# (Wake Up)
08. When Freedom Dies
09. Search & Seizure
10. Torture Tactics
11. Mother's Day
12. Trail Of Tears

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musicalkaratekid - 23.08.2011 at 13:43  
  This album isn't bad, but i can't see any real progression from their first two albums,keeping it boring:P
musclassia - 20.04.2012 at 00:33  
Rating: 8 With better vocals this is a 9, a tonne of storming riffs and the rest of the instrumentation is great too, but damn this guy gets grating fast.
TrialByFire - 04.01.2013 at 12:21  
Rating: 9 I really enjoyed this album, but I have to say the production could have been better.
Yojimbo - 10.01.2014 at 00:17  
Rating: 9 I only recently started listening to NA but I'm hooked on this album. So good. Also, I like the vocals. They have a punkish feel.
deadone - 10.01.2014 at 00:40  
Rating: 7 Great album indeed.

Reason they have a punkish feel is because they were one of the so-called "Crossover" bands that increased the hardcore punk elements in their Thrash (or in some instances increased the Thrash Metal component in their hardcore).

Other examples were D.R.I., Carnivore, Sucidal Tendencies, Corrosion of Conformity (1980s output), Stormtroopers of Death as well as hardcore punk bands that went crossover ala The Exploited or Discharge.

Generally great stuff with lots of moshy bits and a pissed off attitude.

Far better than today's whinier Metalcore stuff.
Lit. - 10.01.2014 at 03:04  
Written by deadone on 10.01.2014 at 00:40

Far better than today's whinier Metalcore stuff.

I will happily take whatever that has to offer, because it's proven itself better than anything this band puts out and other shit from the same era multiple times.
deadone - 10.01.2014 at 03:24  
Rating: 7 Dunno if it's proven anything. It's all down to personal preference and tastes.
Angelic Storm - 10.01.2014 at 08:13  
Rating: 9 This is my fave Nuclear Assault album (though the first 3 are all classics).

@deadone: Yep, that's absolutely right.
Lit. - 10.01.2014 at 09:14  
Written by deadone on 10.01.2014 at 03:24

Dunno if it's proven anything. It's all down to personal preference and tastes.

Then you need to work on yours if you think metalcore as a whole sounds "whiny."
deadone - 13.01.2014 at 01:16  
Rating: 7 My taste is fine. Actually judging by your collection, our tastes are somewhat similar.

The soft vocals a lot of the Metalcore bands use is whiny or even poppy (same with a lot of modern Melodic DM ala Scar Symmetry).

I don't mind Metalcore by the way, but only when they refrain from their crap soft singing.

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