21 February 2013

Nailbomb - Point Blank

One off albums - a source of annoyance or the perfect way for a certain type of band to showcase their limited appeal? Back in 1994 Max Cavalera (Sepultra, Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy) and Alex Newport (Fudge Tunnel) decided to release an industrial metal album under the name Nailbomb - it was originally gonna be 1,000 points of hate, but Anthrax released a song with this title. As Mr Newport hated Anthrax they changed the name and history now has Nailbomb instead.

This type of album has a very limited scope in audience and appeal. If you are not interested on the heavier side of industrial music you may wish to go elsewhere. It is just a boot to the face for a full 60 plus minutes. The pace of the album is relentless - "Blind & Lost", "24 Hour Bullshit", "Vai Toma No Cú" - even when it does slow down on "Sum Of Your Achievements" it is still brutal in its delivery.

As you would expect with an album that is almost 20 years old (seriously) the production is a little dated in places, however it still as strong as when it first came out. The only thing that does come to light on this that the album was best as one off, everything that is on there is better for not being repeated. It is a (semi) perfect moment in time that will never be ruined by diminishing albums which give poor results (see Soulfly for point in progress).  Perfect for the time, perfect now and never to be ruined (even by the live album that come out after this).

10 out of ten - This is proof that there is a God

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