Sunday, September 29, 2013

Review: Nuclear Torment - 8 Bit Death

The Swedish three piece band known as Nuclear Torment arose to formation in 2010 and promptly released two demo albums the same year, Thrash It Up and Emo Headshot (reviewed here) respectively. The demo work combined totaled roughly ten minutes of material scattered among six tracks. The band toured a little here and there in the year between the release of the demos and their 2011 follow up EP, 8 Bit Death. The EP may almost certainly be their last, given a statement in August on their official Facebook page that forebodes a potential break-up. With tracks about grave robbing bears, video game death and sniper zombies, what exactly is this EP made out of internally?

Genre: Thrash Metal/Crossover
Label: Self-released/independent
Release Date: October 7th, 2011
  1. 8 Bit Death
  2. Bruce, The Grave Robbing Brown Bear
  3. Sniper Zombie Rape Abortion
Total Playtime: 06 minutes, 59 seconds








Rating: 3.5/10




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The Swedish three piece band known as Nuclear Torment arose to formation in 2010 and promptly released two demo albums the same year, Thrash It Up and Emo Headshot (reviewed here) respectively. The demo work combined totaled roughly ten minutes of material scattered among six tracks. The band toured a little here and there in the year between the release of the demos and their 2011 follow up EP, 8 Bit Death. The EP may almost certainly be their last, given a statement in August on their official Facebook page that forebodes a potential break-up. With tracks about grave robbing bears, video game death and sniper zombies, what exactly is this EP made out of internally?


The seven minute, three song album is comprised completely of tired, rehashed thrash riffs and drumming, all done with modern audio quality; at least this aspect is a step up from the group's previous two releases. Blast beats, over zealous drum rolls, standard chants, sloppy palm muted power riffs, an unheard bass line and Municipal Waste style vocals mark every last second of the material at hand. As such, there is regrettably a great lack of creativity and innovation that goes into the compositions on this EP, which is even more noticeable due to how short the content actually is; although it is Nuclear Torment's longest release to date. The drums seem to jump the gun at times and become out of sync with the guitar tempo, and the bass is too lost within the chaotic clutter to know what it may be up to. The most genuinely prolific aspect that is given are the lyrics, but even they are sub par at best and eventually grow tiresome and lose their charms.

If you're drawn in by the artwork, don't let it fool you into this album. If you're out for standard thrash that douses every corner of the thrash genre, then you can get this release for free via the Nuclear Torment Bandcamp. Otherwise, pass this one by and save the seven minutes of your life for something better.

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