Four years after the bizarre and strange (in a good way of course) and extremely addicting “In Sickness And In Dreams” album, DAWNBRINGER (masterminded by multi-instrumentalist Chris Black, also of Superchrist, High Spirits, Nachtmystium, and Pharaoh fame) return strong with “Nucleus”, an album that continues to uphold the unique character of DAWNBRINGER by showcasing an album of infectious and triumphant heavy metal glory. Metal that is of course inspired by the glory days of the NWOBHM (Di’Anno era Iron Maiden, ‘70s Judas Priest etc.) and classic progressive metal and rock (Blue Oyster Cult etc.) while at the same time “Nucleus” pushes the state of today’s heavy metal genre forward simply by giving it that much more class and substance. Overall, “Nucleus” is pretty much one of the most forward-thinking true heavy metal albums you’ll hear today.
Recorded by Sanford Parker (who has gone on record to say that this is one of the best albums he’s ever recorded) at Semaphore Studios, tracklisting for “Nucleus” goes as follows: