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Melbourne three-piece Nidus have just finished up their second EP, Colourshift, a record that is symbolic when it comes to the changes the band have made to their lineup and sound.
With the loss of guitarist Jarrod Drenen, the band has pushed on with three full-time members and one part-time bassist and in this time, have decided to completely remake their sound and aim for tracks that focus on the positivities of life.
Overall, the pop-punk metalcore vibe of the EP is upbeat and the messages of being able to continue on, taking on the lessons learned from life experiences are definitely positive-sounding and it’s refreshing to hear a band take the lesser trodden path to write music that isn’t focusing on the negative issues in life.
It’s refreshing to hear a band take the lesser trodden path to write music that isn’t focusing on the negative issues in life.
The clean vocals from Louis Pyo compliment the raw screams from Dylan Abel very well throughout the EP and the guitar work and breakdowns from Pyo also show growth and maturity. Their first EP, Coalesce, was a lot darker when it came to the music, it was more post-hardcore, and this shift in musical direction at Nidus has brought about a much cleaner sound with songs that are better structured. The production on the EP is also really well done and enhances the listening experience.
The first single off the EP is Stay, which is out now, and can give you a taste of what to expect with the new music from Nidus. For the rest of the record though, you’ll have to wait until October 25 to be able to enjoy the positive, fun time that the band obviously had while creating and recording Colourshift.
STANDOUT TRACKS: Stay, Thrive
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