Soon after the recent video interview for IDIOTEQ, new noisy rockish post hardcore band NONPAREIL finally unveils a full stream of their new debut EP called “Allergen”! Listen below.
From Phoenix, Arizona, Nonpareil makes a dark, intense, noise-rock sound that The AV Club compares to Botch and Hot Cross. Driving rhythms and notey guitars set the tension as frontman Connor Woods spits nervous-breakdown vocals, inspired largely by his experiences as a traveler in China.
Woods was the original vocalist of black metallers Abigail Williams; Nonpareil’s other members are veterans of the scene who have done time in bands like The Bled, Death of Marat, and Blues.
“In its short musical life, Nonpareil has garnered comparisons to both Botch and Hot Cross, two bands that cast very long shadows… There’s a mathematical nature that recalls the guitar work of both acts but it’s not a mere imitation. Across the six songs that make upAllergen, Nonpareil is intricate, heavy, and just the right amount of sassy, making for an EP that recalls a bygone era of hardcore without merely stealing its moves.”
–The AV Club
“Harnessing a discordant rhythm, the band make no bones about their disgust for humanity’s bullshit.”
“Pushing the boundaries… Closer to the raw, naked sound of Shellac…”
“Norma Jean-style songwriting… Production that sounds like it was taken straight out of Steve Albini’s garage… The instrumentation is precise and cutting like a serrated knife.”
–Heavy Blog Is Heavy