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Critical Sound Theory

This record showcases our evolution as a band.  With this pivotal 3rd album, we were able to completely re-tool our sound by bringing in a 3rd member on bass to round out the bottom end which we at times constrained us with our previous material.

Official Videos

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Streaming

The album is available in its entirety on both Apple & Amazon Music.  Our release schedule for YouTube and Spotify is:

May 17: Without You

June 7: Humans Can Not Apply

June 28: Agastopia

July 19: Indignant Sheep

August 9: Far Cry

August 30: The Reversion

September 20: Internecion

October 11: AI Has No Soul

The album features an incredible metal-rock sound with impeccable grooves, and the grunge vocals hit the mark every time.-Indie Boulevard

Each track has its distinct identity, a challenge many new bands face but not the National Security Band. Their album offers a refreshing variety, appealing not only to rock enthusiasts but also to a broader audience.-Rock Era Magazine


A concept record that explores the role technology has on our daily lives and the current state of human evolution, ‘Critical Sound Theory’ instantly hits home with its rustic prog-rock aesthetics.-Return of Rock


A climactic rock sound impresses on Critical Sound Theory, the rousing third album from National Security Band.-Obscure Sound


Dropping this 17th day of May 2024, the album “Critical Sound Theory” will create huge waves in the music industry.-Apsi Magazine

They’re set to redefine the genre with their latest project, Critical Sound Theory. This album is more than just music. It’s a manifesto—a rallying cry against the oppressive forces that seek to silence dissent and control the masses.-Remixd Magazine


With the band’s awesome sounds of rock and captivating synths that are guaranteed to make your head spin, this album could easily evoke emotions by just listening in.-Apsi Magazine

Personally, I adore their music for its nostalgic touch reminiscent of the past and a revitalization of the golden rock era predating the 80s.-Rock Era Magazine

Guitar riffs draw you in, reminding you of the harsh reality you can’t escape, while ambient inserts create a sense of endless space where thoughts and feelings resonate.-Indie Boulevard


This 8-track album perfectly encapsulates the vision of a world obsessed with technology where humans suffer from the bad side of their own creation. It is dark, and intense, and will make you think and reflect on your actions.-Apsi Magazine

The Akron, Ohio-based act showcase a dynamic sound, from the ardent rock yearning of “Without You” to the psych-drenched epic “The Reversion.-Obscure Sound


The theme of "Critical Sound Theory" is shaped by current global events, with the band aiming to capture the role of technology in our daily lives and the current state of human evolution.-Vox Magazine

As you listen, it feels like the band is talking directly to you, like a friend. They seem to call you to action, urging you to stop, look around, and reflect.-Indie Boulevard


"Critical Sound Theory" is founded on free thinking, self-expression, and expanding the horizons of the mind. It can be confidently stated that with this album.-Vox Magazine

I admire their political rock concept, as I have previously highlighted in my articles. Their unique approach sets them apart from any other band in the same genre.-Rock Era Magazine


Their lyrics delve into political issues and explore hidden theories of our time.-Rock Era Magazine

Critical Sound Theory” is like chaos theory set to music.-Indie Boulevard


National Security Band. continues to impress me with each new release. As I’ve mentioned before, I truly believe that the National Security Band. is on track to become one of the iconic rock acts in the near future.-Rock Era Magazine


Moving with this subtle elegance throughout, influences like Tool and Faith No More appear regularly throughout their dynamic sound.-Return of Rock


National Security Band’s sound is a potent mix of traditional rock riffs and psychedelic undertones. With lyrics that provoke contemplation and self-awareness.-Remixd Magazine


I believe that through art, we can better understand and feel all the changes happening around us because of technology. In particular, the music of the National Security Band has become an incredibly powerful tool for me to grasp and make sense of this theme.-Vox Magazine

While these kind of sprawling releases have become a strong part of their tenure to date, ‘Critical Sound Theory’ explores a far wider and more diverse appeal than their previous material. Shining with this incredibly dense and textured approach to production with every track, they return in one of their most confident guises to date here.-Return of Rock

A climactic rock sound impresses on Critical Sound Theory, the rousing third album from National Security Band.-Obscure Sound

“Critical Sound Theory,” feels like a push to break free from the digital trap that our world is increasingly falling into.-Indie Boulevard


The Akron, Ohio-based act showcase a dynamic sound, from the ardent rock yearning of “Without You” to the psych-drenched epic “The Reversion.-Obscure Sound


Their music ranges from heavy, memorable rhythms to incredibly atmospheric melodies that transcend genre boundaries.-Vox Magazine

Most of of the tracks are served up as slow, monolithic excursions, led by a gnarly guitar floating above the unrelenting backbeat. Andy (guitar and vocals), Greg (drums), and Craig (bass) are not afraid to take a stand and on Critical Sound Theory they mix politics with rock quite successfully.-Here Comes the Flood

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