When he quit Anthrax in 1984, bass player Danny Lilker formed speed metal/thrash outfit Nuclear Assault. This is their 3rd and what many consider their best album. Unfortunately it would also mark the beginning of the end as Lilker would quit after the next effort Out of Order, leaving the
band to release one more tame effort before messily imploding. What Nuclear Assault were playing wasnt a million times different to what contemporaries Exodus, Slayer and Metallica were playing. Think a more fierce Anthrax. What distinguished them from the rest of the pack however were the overt hardcore influences present in the vein of Agnostic Front and unsurprisingly
S.O.D. (Who Lilker was involved with around this time). The lyrics had more of a political and sociological slant to them as well, rendering them more intelligent than your average metal band. Whereas most bands of the era were obsessed with Satan and his ilk, Nuclear Assault were interested in the world around them. The only downside to what is overall an excellent release
is Lead singer John Connellys appallingly high-pitched annoying vocals.