Friday, August 5, 2011

R.I.P. Nomos

Hope I'm not perpetrating a premature burial, but I just saw what is rumored to be this band's last NYC show. Spawned in the warehouses of northeastern Brooklyn, Nomos push(ed?) tight but bilious hardcore with a strong powerviolence influence. Their songs rapidly shift from groove to thrash to breakdown, generating tremendous kinetic force through the transitions. It comes through on the recording, but really has to be experienced live, preferably from the center of the circle pit. I tried to see these guys whenever I could, and I have to say I'll miss them. Hopefully some new projects will rise from the ashes. Thanks for the ringing ears and bruises, dudes!

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