No Face No Case + Violent Answer + more
'Nu-beatdown’ Czechs No Face No Case return to Poland in the company of three local bands with a similar modus operandi.
No Face No Case is a 5 piece “nu-beatdown” outfit based in Prague, Czech Republic. In August of 2020 they have released their debut music video and song Deadbeat featuring Andrew from the slam heavyweights Epicardiectomy, and have immediately gathered quite the following with their mix of heavy, beatdown style music and rap influenced visuals. After Deadbeat, their music started evolving towards a much more nu-metal sound, especially prominent in the song Out of the Blue.
The Polish representation is opened by Poznan's Violent Answer: high-pitched screams, heavy hardcore riffs and complex compositions. Inspired by the Australian and American nu-hardcore scenes, Violent Answer are no strangers to breakdowns, blast-beats or rapid tempo changes. In 2020, they released their debut EP Violent Answer; they are currently preparing to release their next EP, Self-Threat, from which three singles have already been released. Next up, Iamone; this Lodz-based band pushes djent and metalcore to the limits of progressiveness, introducing polyrhythms, symphonic arrangements and forms that hark back to ambient and film music into the genre palette, with electronica that is equally reminiscent of nu-metal and the most intrinsic progressive trance. This year they released their second album, Into the Sea Full of Tears, which is hard to pass by. The line-up closes with Warsaw-based bHP, who seem to be on a sure path to stardom after releasing their debut album in October. Unfettered nu-metal revivalists, with a classic split between rapped and sung vocals, with turntable scratches and heavy guitar riffs; oddly enough, however, their sound seems unharmed by this temporal disjointment, as bHP execute their vision in a competent, holistic and unpretentious manner rare in reconstructionist bands.