Nausea – Condemned To The System (2014)

April 14, 2023
Nausea – Condemned To The System (2014)

I’m pretty sure I saw Nausea touring this thing at the same festival as Terrorizer LA played, in some sort of Oscar Garcia-related frenzy. I could be wrong, because I find all of the iterations of Terrorizer confusing, but why on earth am I talking about Terrorizer in a Nausea review? Well, this is exactly why – the various iterations / lineups of Terrorizer confuse the fuck out of me and I somehow, probably because I saw them both live at the same time, also roll Nausea into this confusing ball.

And that malaise around Terrorizer extended into my feelings on this Nausea record, causing me to put off checking it out for many, many years. Thankfully then, that Condemned To The System is actually really fucking good. It’s a bit no-frills, but if you just wanna bang your head to some fucking sick riffs and uncompromising drumming, then you can’t really go far wrong.

A lot of the parts here remind of Utopia Banished / Harmony Corruption era Napalm Death (peak death/grind crossover so that makes a lot of sense I guess.)

Good shit, all in all.

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