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Unsigned and Unholy: Impavidus, Nuffsaid, Warm

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Impavidus remind me a lot of Carcass or early Arch Enemy, two bands they’re not shy about name-checking in their promo materials. While the Manchester natives aren’t reinventing the wheel (a point I doubt they’d argue), there are so few bands doing this style of metal well right now that they get a hearty thumbs up from me. Their new self-titled EP, produced by Conan’s Chris Fielding, is out now via Bandcamp.

Newfoundland’s Nuffsaid‘s press copy describes their new EP Steezy Listenin’ as “showcas[ing] the band’s love for greasy rock n’ roll, polyrhythms, and yelling really goddamn loudly.” And damn, ain’t that right! Give it a stream below; you’ll be done in less than ten minutes, but you’ll feel like you’ve lost a year off your life (in a good way).

Warm come to us via Moon Tooth guitarist Nick Lee, so they were off to a good start before we even pressed play on their new song “Ash in the Waves,” but thankfully they didn’t disappoint one bit. I’m not even sure where to start as far as sonic touchstones; there are elements of death metal, black metal, sludge and thrash, but it’s clear from the track’s mid-section that someone in the band grew up on Alice in Chains. Their next album The Human Exemplar will be out later this year.

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