The "Beautiful People" beat that opens the band's version of Only Living Witness' "December" is another pleasant surprise. Not so much, though, the all-too-reverent redoing of "Mark of the Squealer" by NYHC also-ran Leeway. There's no curveball like a poker-faced cover of an '80s hair-band nonclassic, of course, and the screechy take on Dangerous Toys' "Teasn', Pleasn'" that closes this disc (punctuation errors intact -- nice work, guys) might send a few puzzled metal yoots prowling in dollar bins or embarking on eBay searches. Or maybe not. Ultimately, though, for all its weird merits, Fallout From the War is nonessential and would have worked better as Disc Two of a deluxe War Within reissue.
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