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Review: Nuclear Winter - Judgement Day
Nuclear Winter
Judgement Day

Label: Independent
Year released: 2020
Duration: 33:15
Tracks: 10
Genre: Thrash Metal


Review online: April 22, 2021
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
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Rated 3.75/5 (75%) (4 Votes)

When you get a CD called Judgment Day in your mailbox and it has a cover with a nuclear explosion on it, you go into it with certain expectations. As it turns out, Buffalo, New York's Nuclear Winter meet those expectations perfectly on their debut album, which is some damn solid old-school Thrash that finds itself somewhere between Sacrifice and Sacred Reich. They opt for a loose, mid-paced sound rather than anything fast and precise, and that goes a long way in making their music sound earnest and authentic as it shamelessly sticks with a formula that was perfected over thirty years ago. True, there's nothing here you haven't heard before, but innovation is never the point of this kind of thing. Nope, we're here for shit like the title track, with its thrashing guitars, wicked vocals, and an ending that's a clever homage to one of Thrash's recently disbanded titans, and Nuclear Winter delivers well enough to suggest bigger things in the future. Promising.

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