Nuclear Death Terror Chaos Reigns

Nuclear Death Terror Chaos Reigns
Denmark's Nuclear Death Terror combine the worlds of death, grind and crust nicely on Chaos Reigns, their second album. They take a metal production, with a punk edge, and combine it with a d-beat sound and a love of riffs from the aforementioned subgenres. Not much has changed since the group dropped their debut back in 2006, but they've certainly proved that they have their sound nailed down. "Collapse" contains riffing that would impress both Lemmy and Hetfield alike, while "Abyss" is pure, crusty d-beat fury ― it's the kind of tune that the hometown act warming up for From Ashes Rise or His Hero Is Gone would lay down to get the crowd of dreadlocked drunks who snuck into the venue all hot and bothered. I've said it before and I'll say it until the end of mankind: there are some subgenres of heavy music that thrive on relentless repetition, and d-beat is one of them. We don't want the wheel reinvented; we want the same wheel, over and over again. And we'll think it's good every single goddamn time. (Southern Lord)