Nuclear Holocaust - The Book of Doom

Nuclear Holocaust – „The Book of Doom”
Defense Records / Mythrone Promotion

Well, this is a band that I didn’t bother to check out until recently. And I regret it. This is grind at it’s best: harsh growls, pretty simple and catchy guitar work, some crunchy basslines and pretty acceptable drumming. Yes, it’s not like the tightest cd on the planet, but who gives a fuck? It’s a straight forward grind cd with a some horrorish atmosphere hanging over it, what more could you ask for?
Nuclear Holocaust was started in 2015 in Świdnik, Poland. „The Book of Doom” is a hybrid material containing eight new rollers and another eight that were released last year on a split album with Brazilian Expurgo.Waiting for the third full lenght,Nuclear Holocaust fans can spend time listening to „The Book of Doom” compilation, which was released on March 21, 2020 in cooperation with Mythrone Promotion and Defense Records.
„The Book of Doom” is 23 minutes of solid musical impression, in the form of which we get in a nutshell what is the marriage of death metal with grindcore.This release is amazing because the songs with the exceptions of the are actually unique while retaining the same style – and, most importantly, without resorting to gimmicks i.e., keyboard/orchestra instruments, stupid experimentations, lame samples, etc. Nuclear Holocaust manage to avoid monotony by focusing, first and foremost, on playing good music instead of focusing on some absolutist goal such as being highly technical, fast, brutal, etc. Consequently, this release has a varierty of songs that are midpaced and those that are fast and – of course – those that combine the two.Nuclear Holocaust emphasize good song writing over aggression, which consequently results in more cohesion and – obviously – the loss of the virulent feel of punk grind bands. While this doesn’t mean fans of the more punk side of grind won’t like this, they certainly won’t enjoy it as much as those who are more schooled in metal.Nuclear Holocaust blends death metal and grindcore beautifully into one of the sickest sounds ever. The riffs are not fast but are groove-laden and catchy. The bass rumbles along underneath the riffs providing more earth shaking tremors. The drums are possibly the best musical attribute on the album. They are some of the most interesting patterns in extreme metal. The drums are not played particularly fast, but they are technically very impressive. They are constantly present and blend with the music extremely well.
The production on the album is incredible. It is thick and dirty sounding, yet clean enough to hear everything that is happening on the album. If all grindcore sounded like this, I would probably enjoy the genre a little better.So, grind lovers, you better get a copy of this album. I’m pretty sure you’re gonna love it.They may not be very originals or unique. But they’re honest and good, and that’s enough for me.