"This is a neck rattler. And the cover is done by the great Ed Repka. This has classic album written all over it, down the road. Fuckin killer debut. Buy or Die!!"
“Based on a music close to the Bay area, which is undoubtedly the preponderant influence of the band, thrash served is fresh, direct without the fuss and will have no problem being adopted among the strongest of the genre.”
“I actually could make it quite short here because "Operational Hazard", the debut by New Jersey's furious Thrash commando CONDITION CRITICAL, is an absolute killer of an album.”
“Conition Critical-Operational Hazard (2013) Operational Hazard is an absolute improvement from their previous Demo-Ep. While that one was a bit too chaotic, this is more structured and with overall better songs. The sharp vocals tear through your mind and the production is just raw and filthy enough. Condition Critical is one of the few who still swears to the traditional Thrash Metal sound of the early nineties and even manages to add something new without destroying the atmosphere. Crafty as hell with the honest comeback of this popular genre. I'm hoping this band still exists as i'd like to hear more stuff from them. Check it out, mosh it up and be "punished"!!”
“Thrash made for anybody who loves to purely smash the shit out of anything around them, as the song suggests. CC's pure old school approach to thrashing like a maniac is pure class.”
“New Jersey thrash metal band Condition Critical posted the artwork to their debut album “Operational Hazard” Wednesday, May 15, via the band’s official Facebook page.”
““Your mind tells you not to, but your heart is pumping blood so fast to your brain that you end up headbanging uncontrollably to thrash metallers, Condition Critical!” – Scream”
“Monmouth, NJ-based old school thrashers CONDITION CRITICAL have released a video for their new track, 'Random Acts Of Killing'. The track will be featured on the band's debut album, Operational Hazard, due in April. The new track and upcoming album were recorded at Mana Recording Studios, owned by Eric Rutan, and were recorded and mixed by Brian Elliot at Mana. 'Random Acts Of Killing' is available for free download at this location.”
“Last night Condition Critical backed up their promise when the band released the first single off their highly anticipated album, Random Acts Of Killing. The new track is as brutal as its name and features some nasty lyrics, aggressive drumming, neck snapping riffs and some bad as lead guitar work as well. If the rest of Operational Hazard is anything like Random Acts Of Killing we're all in for a treat!”
“Old school thrash band CONDITION CRITICAL from the USA posted a video for "Random Acts Of Killing" from the upcoming first full-length album "Operational Hazard" to be released through Burned By God Records on April 1st 2013. This song is now available for download on soundcloud.”
“The band brings these ingredients together masterfully to create an explosive, memorable demo that will blow you away and rings true to metal fans worldwide. Condition Critical has arrived, prepare yourselves, they take no prisoners. Here's an interview with Alonso, vocalist of the band.”
“CONDITION CRITICAL The US thrashers will release their debut album Operational Hazard via Burned By God Records on April 1. A video for the track Random Acts Of Killing is up on YouTube and you can also download the song via SoundCloud and ReverbNation. ”
“Condition Critical is a Thrash Metal band from New Jersey – USA who recently released a demo in September 2011 to positive and encouraging reviews. With influences ranging from bands like Slayer, Exodus and Testament, the band digs deep into Old School Thrash Metal with memorable songs like “Time Wave Zero” and “Bred To Kill” which recall the days of early Kreator. The band also adds a Death Metal touch on songs like “S.M.R (Self Mutilation Ritual)” with non-stop riffing attack and aggressive drum beats.” -Patrick Saad In this interview the band discussed their upcoming trip to Florida to record their debut album, sharing the stage with notable bands like Morbid Saint, Jungle Rot, Burned By God Records, and more.”
“Condition Critical are a heavy metal machine based out of Monmouth Junction, New Jersey. They have been making music together since 2010 and are quickly gaining respect with a high octane breed of thrash metal in the vein of bands such as, Slayer, Megadeth and Testament. Vocalist and guitarist Alonso Maguino and his band are onto some seriously technical, HEAVY thrash metal here. Rounded out by Ryan Donato on drums, Mike Dreher on bass, and guitarist Sam Agnew, Condition critical has taken the New Jersey metal scene to new heights. Their 4 song demo gives a tantalizing taste of what these musicians are capable of with songs like "Bred to kill", "Time Wave Zero", and "S.M.R." showcasing their technical prowess and brute force. Get a taste of Condition Critical's violent recipe for metal mayhem.....”
“(Original on Spanish) To have a CD which does not reach the fourteen-minute is amazing what growing these four tracks, in reality the first is an intro, leaving the listener totally hooked to its fall. And it is that you among the helmsman put and the regustillo of the old school one note as adrenaline starts you to boil. A truly authentic Thrash Metal that also sounds of fear to be a demo. I don't want to even imagine what will be able to do in a long term. The riffs are unstoppable, the fierce, sharp guitar solos, the rhythmic base seems it machinery war and the voice is aggressive but not power, all this with an inspiration pointing to mid-1980s, but with a sound of today. ”
“Condition Critical is a Thrash Metal band from New Jersey – USA who recently released a demo in September 2011 to positive and encouraging reviews. With influences ranging from bands like Slayer, Exodus and Testament, the band digs deep into Old School Thrash Metal with memorable songs like “Time Wave Zero” and “Bred To Kill” which recall the days of early Kreator. The band also adds a Death Metal touch on songs like “S.M.R (Self Mutilation Ritual)” with non-stop riffing attack and aggressive drum beats.”
“This was simply a fantastic release. Condtion Critical are a bunch of competent thrashers, and understand their craft well. They have displayed in this demo that they will be a force to be reckon with in the future. So be on the lookout for this band, they are truly destined for greatness!”
“Not too many bands get the whole thrash metal thing the way I remember thrash metal growing up, but somehow Condition Critical got it! These guys are heavy, hard, and fast! I listened to their songs “Time Wave Zero,” “S.M.R. (Self-Mutilation Ritual),” and “Bred To Kill,” and I think my nose is still bleeding from banging my head so fast! These songs screamed with amazing guitar riffs, bass tones that were right up my alley, and drums that were thunderous. They were the perfect ingredients of old school thrash metal!”
"Quit sitting down and come kill each other" Seriously the greatest things I've ever heard from a band to the people in the back of a show. @ 1:10 in the video!!! Nice!!!!
“Interview with Condition Critical!!! \m/SheWolf\m/ by Heavy Metal Forum on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 6:20pm · Alright, let's start off with the basics. Where are you guys from? What is your territory on this fine blue planet? We'll I'm (Alonso) from Peru which is located in South America in case you were wondering where the hell that's located haha. Enough with the specifics; we're from sweet old New Jersey. Sam and I (Alonso) are located in South Jersey and Mike and Ryan are located in North Jersey. How did you all end up getting together? Did you happen upon one another one day at the local pub or have you guys been long time buddies? I think the shitty scene made us meet really haha. We pretty much met through a friend of a friend of a friend, etc. Ryan was looking to start a thrash band and so did I (Alonso). Ryan knew Mike from jammin' with him in a different project and then we actually met Sam at the Nuclear Assault show in Brooklyn which was pretty cool.”
“With breakdowns vigorous enough to summon up mosh pits of all shapes and sizes, Condition Critical are also one the few bands that had me going in for seconds… and thirds! Captivating solos, ghoulish vocals among fast paced, heavy riffs and an nothing less than an adrenaline fuelled journey introduced me to Condition Critical!”
“The 4 tunes are all hard hitting thrash tunes with none of that happy thrash and tough guy vocal crap. Just vicious riffs with some speed in the mix. Riffs are catchy as hell too. Vocals are just sung in a brutal way sort of a mix of death metal and thrash. Production is right where it needs to be and I love the guitar sound and it is great to see some bands keeping the old school style alive. Can’t wait to hear more as these 4 tunes just made me what to hear much more!”
“CONDITION CRITICAL es una banda estadounidense de Thrash Metal que nos presenta su nueva demo, que puedes escuchar en los siguientes enlaces. "CONDITION CRITICAL is an American Thrash Metal band who presents his new demo, which you can hear in the following links." ”
"Bred To Kill" came on knocking with speedy rhythms and the harsh nature of the band's vocalist / guitarist, Alonso Maguiño. "Time Wave Zero" ended this demo experience with a total SLAYER onslaught that breath life on the early track.
"Some great candidates to soon reach the top of the global thrash scene." "Unos grandes aspirantes para llegar pronto a lo alto del panorama thrash mundial."
“There is a huge music scene in Philadelphia and people need to know about it! Bands like: Citadel, Faith or Fear, Condition Critical. These are kick ass thrash bands from the Philly area that play their hearts out.”
““Your mind tells you not to, but your heart is pumping blood so fast to your brain that you end up headbanging uncontrollably to thrash metallers, Condition Critical!””
“Hitting metal fans from New Jersey, Condition Critical is a breath of fresh air in the "new wave of thrash metal" scene because they're a touch more aggressive and riffy than their peers.”
“I've heard that you guys put on a pretty raucous live show. Always a good thing to hear.”
“I highly recommend that anyone wanting some pulse pounding thrash take advantage of this offer. I look forward to hearing a full length album by these guys in what I hope to be the near future.”
"Condition Critical is ready to play as fast, loud, and aggressive as possible. Be ready for some Aggressive Thrash Metal!"
"Complete with aggressive riffs, fierce vocals, a powerful bass tone that backs up the rest of the music perfectly with the drums, masterful shredding lead guitar work and impressive drumming worthy of being compared to the late great Vinnie Daze, this short three song demo does not disappoint even for a second."
“ 'Condition Critical have just released their debut demo with four skull fracturing tracks, guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping and your head banging."”
"Condition Critical a freaking monster of a band. A literal war of sound that attacks with fast and chunky riffs, sick vocals, and drums that strengthen the dynamics to deadly perfection. "