Nuclear - Jehovirus
Thrash Metal
9 songs (38:01)
Release year: 2010
Reviewed by Goat

Thrashing Chilean monster Nuclear have been around since 1998 with very little recognition, and latest album Jehovirus walks such an intense path through the band members’ Thrash collection that it’s hard to see why. Taking influence from Slayer, Exodus, Slayer, Kreator, and Slayer, the band’s third album launches into life after a brief, melodic intro, six minute Belligerence storming along in a strangely drunken mid-pace with bellowed vocals, before shifting into a melodic section. For the most part, the band stick close to their sloppy-sounding formula, casual riffs flung off and ricocheting around whilst snarled vocals bellow out, creating a kind of perfect Thrash storm that fans of Slayer will eat up. Brutal Yet Precise lives up to its name, bearing brutal speed and precise technicality together as though they’ve never met, and Acts Of Depravity’s ominous opening sets you up well. If you’re nothing more than a casual thrasher, eyebrows will be raised at the tracks in general, especially Asphyxia, the riffs likely to be highly familiar to fans of, you guessed it, Slayer. Even the playing styles are similar to Araya and co, with cymbal-heavy drumming and squealing King-esque soloing aplenty. Well performed yet unoriginal, this kind of thrash exists because of the enthusiasm and dedication of those that create it, and must be applauded if not always recommended.

Killing Songs :
Brutal Yet Precise, On Killing
Goat quoted 65 / 100
Other albums by Nuclear that we have reviewed:
Nuclear - Formula for Anarchy reviewed by Jared and quoted 75 / 100
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