You Oughta Be Sentient of Nucleus’ Sentient
One of the best reasons to follow musicians you admire on social networks: sometimes they have awesome recommendations! To wit: Mike “Gunface” McKenzie (The Red Chord, Nightkin, Stomach Earth, etc.) tweeted about Chicago’s Nucleus earlier today, praising them for their “ugly riffs.” This drove me to the band’s Facebook page, where I learned that among their admirers is none other than Decibel Editor-in-Chief Albert Mudrian, who is also the world’s leading scholar on death metal and grindcore (read his book, dummy). Needless to say, this only raised my level of intrigue, so I made my way over to Nucleus’ Bandcamp page to check out their recently released album, Sentient.
Holy fuck. Good call, Misters McKenzie and Mudrian! Sentient is old school, no B.S. death-doom that might best be described as “gross.” It lives in the same geographic location as Morbid Angel’s slime; one listen will leave you feeling like you need a tetanus shot, a STD test, malaria medication, and the morning after pill, all at once. I’ve only known about it for a few hours, and I can’t stop jamming it.
You can do the same below! Unfortunately the band doesn’t seem to have any live dates lined up right now, but hopefully that will change soon. In the meantime, don’t forget to wear protection: