Nuclear Power Trio – W.A.P. (Wet Ass Plutonium): Album Review

Nuclear Power Trio – bit weird, great fun and tons of slapping tha’ bass…

Release Date: 28th July 2023

Label: Metal Blade Records

Format: CD / Digital / LP

Here’s a real fun album, where, as the PR hyperbole states, “As a result of their inspirational South Beach sabbatical, the trio have concocted an LP that dwarfs the magnitude and ambition of their debut release.” For the record, the trio being on Supreme Drums: Kimmy, Tremendous Guitar: Donny and KGBass: Vladi P.

Packed with exciting and explosive Dayglo thrills, arrangements include strings, real shred-harp, horn sections, and full-on synthwave leads while the trio embellish the plot by inviting guest solos from Chris Broderick (In Flames, Megadeth), Ben Ellis (Scar Symmetry), Brian Hopp (Cephalic Carnage), and Scott Carstairs (Fallujah) and for the first time on a Nuclear Power Trio album, vocals.

Wet Ass Plutonium sets the scene with a fervent pace, eventually bowing out with nylon guitar; the first in a set of powerful fusions while Vamos Brandito! picks up those previous hints of Latino, going full pelt against the rock throb and bass slap that characterise much of W.A.P. – each attempting in vain to vie for prime position yet eventually swamped in favour of electricity and mind boggling synth.

Anti Saxxers and Nyetflix And Chill see that combination of funk and frills combine at its most lethal, yet W.A.P rarely pauses for breath, the finale of Red Sacre Bear Stare even delving into the realms of some darker Metal riffing for good measure. Metal as you’ve not likely heard it done before.

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