Nucleus are a band from Chicago, Illinois that plays a science fiction orientated form of death metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Sentinent" which will be released in April by Unspeakable Axe Records.
A heavy guitar sound starts off the album along with some tremolo picking and melodies a few seconds later and the solos and leads also add more of a melodic style to the bands musical style and after the intro the music starts adding in more technical elements along with some blast beats being utilized.
Vocals are mostly deep death metal growls and the music has a lot of roots in the mid 80's and early 90's era of the genre and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and some of the riffs have a progressive feeling to them and throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while one track also brings in a brief use of high pitched screams and the whole album also remains heavy from beginning to ending of the recording.
Nucleus plays a style of death metal that is very heavily rooted in the mid 80's and early 90's and also brings in a little of what was considered progressive or technical from that era while also having a more raw approach to the style, the production sounds very old school while the lyrics are based on the writings of Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke and Frank Herbert.
In my opinion Nucleus are a very great sounding old school death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Dosadi" "Cube" and "Starflyer". 8 out of 10.