NUCLEUST – RESISTIVITY
Released: Aug 26, 2016
℗ 2016 Nucleust
Reviewed By Dean Duffin
Local Perth band Nucleust who formed in 2013 are a band inspired by everything from Jazz and classical to heavier Doom and death because they want to create music that reflects what they see is happening in the real world Channeled with their own screaming analysis with Shay smith drummer, Max Palzaban guitars and back vocals, Shannon Marston lead vocalist and Josh fox bassist. Together they released their first EP Fractured equilibrium in 2014 to create a solid fan base and that got them a six-date tour of Indonesia, they also released a digital single a year later in 2015 faith by the sword. This year they have been hard at work supporting Swedish titans, Soilwork with Aversions Crown on their latest tour before turning their attention to their newest EP Resistivity which releases August 26th 2016. Resistivity is the EP I will be reviewing for you today.
The first song on this four track EP Is called Fear the fearless. The intro has a solid guitar rhythm mixed with the drumming that leads you into Heavy screaming vocals until 2:20 minutes in when the vocals get more System Of A Down style. It’s a very solid song and you can tell the band is making a point in this song that I’m sure you will get
The second song is Tanbur. In which a Tanbur is being used there are no vocals and a Tanbur den is the instrument used for the thirty seconds, there are a lot of different types of tanburs. For those unfamiliar with a Tanbur is it’s a long-necked stringed instrument usually used in art and folk traditions. In this 30 second song Nucleust give it a different spin and play it heavier, though, showing their diversity as well as that they play their way.
The third song on their EP is Of King And Tree. Which opens heavy, 15 seconds in it picks up with a great beat, you can really hear Shays drumming in this, and it’s awesome to hear. 1:40 mins in is when the vocals hit from Shannon and hit you they do! Again a song with a mix of heavy screaming and softer vocals it’s really a great interesting mix to hear and they pull it off so well. But I won’t forget to mention Max’s guitar work, really well done at 4:20 that’s when you really hear him pull off such great and talented technique. At the 7:00-minute mark you hear the Tanbur which suits their second song intro.
The last song on this EP is called Faith by the sword. This opens with heavy vocals and heavy work that stay throughout the song. Again you can hear the drumming of Shay and Max’s Guitar work really giving this song a good beat through it.
All in all their EP Resistivity is quite a different approach than I have heard from other bands. This is what I think the band is after, trying to do things their way. It was an interesting experience to have a Tanbur used in a song. Give this band some polish and I think in the future they will be able to make something great. They have good starting out, guitar rhythms and awesome drumming and I look forward to seeing what they can do in the future.
With the release of their EP Resistivity, they will be hitting the road in September on there “the fearless tour” for a string of shows including some dates in Sydney and Melbourne so go check them out if you haven’t yet.