With fluttering effects that sound like a flurry of lasers, "Washed Away," the opening track on Hyper Emitter, fluctuates between heavy, Sabbath-influenced interludes and spacey, psychedelic noodling. The rest of the tracks on the album, which was recorded at Velocity Studios in Lakewood, follow suit. Resnik's gruff vocals are characteristic of stoner rock bands such as Queens of the Stone Age and Monster Magnet, but often sound so muffled you can't make out the lyrics. At its most interesting, Nucleon has the qualities of good psychedelic rock -- the swirling guitars and soaring electronic noises that open "Future Rot" are groovy and mind-numbing. But too often, Nucleon makes drug references that suggest its members have spent too much time passing the bong in the basement.
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