POWER TRIP – Nightmare Logic


Texas’s crossover thrash metal band Power Trip are back at full force with the latest full-length entitled Nightmare Logic. This album has been a huge gap for modern thrash metal but Nightmare Logic is proven to be a much more diverse, experimented and superior compared to their debut. Music wise, Nightmare Logic takes the inspiration from the Bay Area thrash, hardcore and the earliest death metal demos possible as they’ve rightfully demonstrated themselves to create a progress so incredibly progressive this is bar none, one of the most exhilarating crossover thrash metal albums I’ve ever heard. Production here is endearingly magnificent as the instrumentations concentrates on mid-tempo guitar riffs with hint of groove territory making this record extensive and far stretched.

These incorporations from the songwriting, maturity and progression has already lead these Texans to create a album that’s not only fine tuning but this band have ventured themselves to climb the highest ladder for modern thrash hierarchy is extremely impressive. Tracks such as Waiting Around to Die and my personal favorite being Executioner’s Tax (Swing of the Axe) sort of reminds a cross between Exodus, Sepultura and Testament with infectious chugs that fits perfectly for starting up a moshpit. Nightmare Logic is a beautifully designed album expanding greatness and appreciation to pay homage for the new age of thrash metal.

Overall Score: 9.5/10

Review by Jake Butler


 

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