It seems like yesterday that the frontman of Power Trip, Riley Gale passed, but in truth it's almost been two months now. That was, and still is, a fucking awful tragedy, and we took some time in our latest podcast to reflect on his legacy and Power Trip's overwhelming power. Following, we discuss album reviews -- a staple of metal journalism, sure, but a format with plenty of generalized criticisms leveled against it.

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During the episode, we touch on how kickass Nightmare Logic is, but that fact can't be understated. Thrash metal, being an elder amongst heavy metal subgenres, has a long legacy of music that newer entries have to contest with -- standing out in the genre today is tough. Nightmare Logic does so mightily, without gimmicks to bolster it. Packing breakneck riffs, memorable rhythmic motifs, and a taste for crowd-friendly choruses, it stomps along at the ideal pacing for "body music" -- not too fast, not too slow, and able to change speed at a moment's notice.

This high-intensity thrash is sound transformed into pure motion and energy, whether it be in a crowded concert hall or your own damn living room.

Riley's vocals are a huge part of the magic: you'll hear the lyrics, and you'll remember them, but their catchiness is only a byproduct of their suitability. Nothing wasted, no throwaway lines: a weapon used to deadly effect.

Rest in peace, Riley.

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