Fans of Australian progressive band Closure in Moscow have become accustomed to patience. The group’s last release, the phenomenal Pink Lemonade, dropped back in 2014. Since then, they have provided sporadic updates on new music, with their diehard fans waiting feverishly for any concrete signs of progress. But now, it appears the band has reached a major milestone.
Malnourished is a Phoenix, Arizona death metal band that has been gaining steady traction the past few years. The band managed to win a Battle of the Bands to open the 2019 Summer Slaughter Tour, which saw Cattle Decapitation, Carnifex, and The Faceless play, and also got to open the Chaos & Carnage tour date with Whitechapel, Dying Fetus, and more.
Two weeks ago, the band released their new EP, Avarice. Its opening track, “Cataract”, is a barnstormer and sucks the listener in immediately with its hectic drum fill. What follows is an impressively-long scream and tight instrumentals. With breakdowns and riffs-a-plenty, this is quintessential metal that any fan of the genre will enjoy.