Review Summary: A modern thrash metal masterpiece
Rumor has it that Power Trip played any gig available while making a name for themselves in the Dallas scene. This meant they played punk gigs, hardcore gigs so maybe that’s where their eclectic style took form.
Nightmare Logic is Power Trip’s second full length album and it’s an absolute beast which I’m sure will appeal to metalheads from all corners of the world. Nightmare Logic has something for everybody; the pummeling riffs of the 80’s bay area thrashers, the violent nature of punk and the in your face attitude of hardcore.
One thing that makes this album such a strong effort is the quality of the production; everything is in its right place and the mix is just perfect; you can hear the bass, the guitars pierce through, the vocals deliver emotion and aggressiveness and the drums are potent and clear without stealing anything from the rest of the band. It’s important to clarify that this is not an overproduced album which is common now a days especially from mainstream American metal bands. I can only imagine how the trash masterpieces from the 80’s could sound with this production.
There are many good tracks on Nightmare Logic and you’ll be able to distinguish clearly the different genres that have influenced Power Trip over the years. The album is easy to listen to and goes by fast. The songwriting is very strong and I really enjoyed the tempo changes within songs, the bridges and the arrangements you find over the course of the 8 tracks and its 33 minutes of music.
If you enjoy the good old trash from the 80’s you’ll dig Nightmare Logic. Power Trips takes the best from that era and adds their own unique sound and attitude which resulted in a superb modern thrash record.
I believe this is easily one of the best metal albums of the year which has placed Power Trip on a high tier of metal bands so it’ll be interesting to see what they come up with on their next release but for now I’ll keep enjoying this.