When Freedom Dies, Assault On Your Mind |2021

When Freedom Dies by Nuclear Assault is yet another on track by the thrash metal master from NYC. I was heavy into them growing up in NY.

This is Part One of Three songs off of Handle With Care by Nuclear Assault.

I’ve been a fan of Nuclear Assault since the mid-’80s, the combination of content and thrash really spoke to me.

When freedom dies is a very interesting track given that Nuclear Assault wasn’t exactly considered a politically active group, per se. Wherein they were seemingly more environmentally conscious.

I was thinking about this track and the next two (in order on the album) that take on some big topics regarding governmental overstep and overreach. Yup, like then like now.

I spend a good amount of time thinking about the state of things, as a generality, and how there are many indicators of a bad storm coming, one that brings many bad things.

“Freedom isn’t free. There is a price to be paid, and it’s buried in the ground.”

I’ve covered that topic over and over and over. I’m not even going to bother linking them here, it’ll take too much time.

We can not allow society to be destroyed by the removal of our freedoms and rights for the sake of the boogyman rhetoric, whatever manifestation that it is being made out of.

This should make it completely clear where I think things are going in one microcosm of our society.

Check out the Youtube video for Nuclear Assault – When Freedom Dies.


United in a time, a time of need
Against a common foe, the enemy
The years of death endured, the years of pain
Against an evil force, a force not sane

We become the enemy!
When freedom dies for security

And then the world endured, a victory won
Against an insane man and his cohorts
But once the war was done, blind fear prevailed
And years of darkness came, freedom was nailed

We become the enemy!
When freedom dies for security

We let our freedom die, we let it wane
We feared an enemy’s atomic rain
But what was on our minds, what we became
We and the enemy
We are the same!

We become the enemy!
When freedom dies for security
We become the enemy!
When freedom dies for security

Nuclear Assault When freedom dies

And yes, I know that Youtube is Killing Videos – 2020