This is a review of a split album between Illinois's Nucleus and International band Macabra called "Fragmented Self" which was released by Morbid Visions Music and we will start off the review with Nucleus that plays a sci-fi orientated from of death metal with a touch of doom.
Their side of the split starts out with a very heavy and 90's influenced sound along with some melodic yet technical riffing and after awhile deep death metal growls start to make their presence known and when the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard.
Throughout their side of the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the slow riffs add in elements of doom metal and clean vocals are also used briefly and when guitar leads are utilized they are done in a very dark yet melodic fashion and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and most of their tracks are long and epic in length, the production sounds very old school while the lyrics cover science fiction themes.
In my opinion Nucleus are a very great sounding old school mixture of doom and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Fragment.
Next up is Macabra which takes their old school death metal style and mixes in elements of doom.
Their side of the split starts out with slow riffs and melodic guitar leads that are very heavily influenced by doom metal along with some death metal growls and atmospheric synths are also used briefly and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard.
Most of the music is very heavily rooted in the 90's while you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on their side of the recording along with a decent amount of high pitched screams and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very technical fashion and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the riffs also mix in a decent amount of melody, the production sounds very old school while the lyrics cover nature and insanity themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording f rom Macabra and if you are a fan of old school death and doom metal, you should c heck out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Breath Thief".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and would recommend it to all fans of doom and death metal. 8 out of 10.