Powertrip – Nightmare Logic

Album Review by Adam McCann

Label : Southern Lord Records

Year : 2017

Today is your lucky day

Following the release of their superb debut album ‘Manifest Decimation’, Power Trip have returned 4 years later with their follow up album ‘Nightmare Logic’. The fact that ‘Manifest Decimation’ was that good had Power Trip fans baying for more, their Texan thrash metal tore through the speakers like it was 1988 all over again. There are no modern breakdowns, no whiny vocals, just good old-fashioned balls to the wall, crank it up, play it fast and eviscerate it raw thrash.


‘Nightmare Logic’ picks up perfectly where the previous album left off, there’s not time for silly intros or elongated overly complicated passages a la ‘Rust in Peace’ or ‘…And Justice for All’, Power Trip put the throttle down and don’t stop with the whole album being over in under 35 minutes. Thank you very much, shows done, hit the road to explode once more. Tracks such as the breakneck ‘Ruination’, the old-school Sepultura style ‘Crucifixation’ and ‘Executioner’s Tax (Swing of the Axe)’ in which Power Trip manage to take on giants like Anthrax, Cro-Mags, Iron Reagan, Stormtroopers of Death and come out alongside them with what can only be described as a crossover masterpiece.


As an album, ‘Nightmare Logic’ is easily one of the best thrash albums of 2017, standing shoulder to shoulder with releases from Havok and Warbringer, taking on and even beating Kreator, Overkill and Prong. ‘Nightmare Logic’ is thrash at its most raw and fun, these guys know what they’re doing and they do it pretty fucking well. The age old saying goes: “good things come to those who wait”, the four years for ‘Nightmare Logic’ have been more than worth it. If it takes Power Trip another four years to complete their third album, the question is; can they make it three out of three.

Rating : 87/100

MHF Magazine/Adam McCann


Disturbingly Good


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