NUCLEAR – Formula for Anarchy
Chile thrash band Nuclear has been around since 2003, yet their fourth studio album "Formula for Anarchy" is my first exposure to the quintet. 10 songs in 28 minutes, expect heads down speed with quick shifting transitions from a Slayer meets Destruction mold. Vocals from the Tom Araya speed school, the music matches up at a similar breakneck pace for "When Four Means None" and hard hitting "Confront". Sometimes a little effects heavy in terms of the lead breaks, Nuclear isn’t going to dazzle in terms of originality.
Punchy, in your face production values and the thick triplets help "Scam 38" and "Waging War" win some points, but casual thrash heads could grow bored with their straight forward songwriting even if the album finishes in less than half an hour. Possibly more mid-tempo offerings a la the Exodus sounding "Killing Spree" could broaden Nuclear’s dynamic horizons – for now this is a casual listening experience.