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Nuclear Assault was one of thrash metal's finest outfits in the late 1980's, spawning a few MTV video smashes and bringing the extreme (for that time) side of metal to the masses. Now, after various other metal projects (Brutal Truth), the NYC based quartet has embarked on a comeback, complete with a 12-track live collection. While the band is still in fighting shape, with even John Connely's trademark vocal wail still standing the test of time, the recording is far from capturing the nuances of the music, almost sounding like a bootleg at times. Shame, because Nuclear Assault at its best gave bands like Slayer and Anthrax a run for their money, and by the quality of this disc, that's something that is very difficult to decipher.
- Mike SOS