Nightmare Logic

Power Trip - Nightmare Logic
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2017 Ratings: #101 / 716
User Score
Based on 112 ratings
2017 Ratings: #139
February 24, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Southern Lord / Label
Thrash Metal / Genres
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Power Trip have returned, fiercer and unrulier than ever before, with their latest full-length, Nightmare Logic, outdoing their already-raucous LP Manifest Decimation and taking all elements of their sound to new heights.

The Line of Best Fit

Despite taking almost four years to arrive, Nightmare Logic couldn’t have come at a better time. 2017 is likely to produce some of the angriest music since Vietnam, and Power Trip are the perfect act to lead an army head-long into battle.


You don’t need to be a metalhead to have a blast with Nightmare Logic. Screamed sardonics, persistent chug, and apocalyptic melodrama are all acquired tastes, sure. But Power Trip’s fist-pumping choruses, ricocheting grooves, and ample charm are so animated that they leave us with something addictive and, well, fun.


Nightmare Logic is already among the best metal releases of this still-young year and easily one of the most inspired and thought-provoking of the decade. Here’s hoping that Power Trip keeps this level of intensity and inspiration coming for a long, long while.

Throwing their hat into the ring (it’ll be a baseball cap, obviously) Power Trip have released an album that taps into the thrash and metal scene of the ’80s so perfectly that it practically needs carbon dating to check that it was actually made in 2017. Clearly the revival is on.
The Needle Drop

Power Trip's second album for Southern Lord Records brings thrash metal back with a fucking vengeance.

i didn't like this album when it first came out but i guess now i can finally dig it
So simple and 'not quite my tempo' lol
Power trip latest album "Nightmare Logic" delivers a strong thrash metal that goes back to the 80's heyday of bands such as Exodus and Kreator. The dallas texas band, manages to display crushing heavy rifts and blast drums. In today, there is a new trend of new-wave thrash metal and power-trip are only few exceptions that strays away. In this record, the production feels more raw and untamed and the vocalist sounds more clearer. The downfall of this record is power trip themselves. ... read more
This album brought it. Awesome riffs, crushing harsh vocals, pounding drums, and powerful distortion were all plentiful on this album, and that’s what a metal album should deliver. Mission accomplished. However, while I’m definitely not one of those people who claims that all songs of this genre sound this same, this is a case where that criticism may be true. Metal is a much more diverse genre that it often gets credit for, and some variation would have been welcomed. However, it ... read more
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Track List

  1. Soul Sacrifice
  2. Executioner's Tax (Swing of the Axe)
  3. Firing Squad
  4. Nightmare Logic
  5. Waiting Around to Die
  6. Ruination
  7. If Not Us Then Who
  8. Crucifixation
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patton, sonicyouth, royalflush, philthy
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Added on: November 15, 2016