Nexus Clandestine are a band from Germany that plays a mixture of sludge, doom and post metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Church Of the Poison Mind" which was released as a joint effort between Satanath Productions and Rebirth The Metal Productions.
Avant garde sounds start off the album along with some atmospheric elements which leads up to a more heavy sludge metal direction which also uses a great amount of melodic sounding guitar leads and after awhile death metal growls make their presence known on the recording along with some rough yet melodic vocals.
Elements of post metal can be heard quite a bit throughout the recording and the music also brings in the energy of punk at times along with some of the riffs also bringing in dark sounding melodies and all of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and as the album progresses cello's are used more and spoken word parts can also be heard in certain sections of the recording while some songs also bring in a small amount of clean playing. and elements of traditional doom metal can be heard in some of the melodic riffing and all of the music sticks to either a slow or mid paced musical direction.
Nexus Clandestine plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in sludge and doom metal and takes the heaviness of death metal and the experimental yet melodic nature of post metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Nexus Clandestine are a very great sounding mixture of doom, sludge and post metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Descent" "Church Of The Poison Mind" and "The Coordinates Of Resurrection". 8 out of 10.