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.