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Nux Vomica

Named for the strychnine tree plant, Nux Vomica began life as a crust/punk band, but eventually evolved into something quite unique. Originally formed in Baltimore in 2003 before relocating to Portland three years later, the band has the usual disjointed discography of punk/hardcore bands (singles, EPs, splits, etc., though few lineup changes), but the album reviewed here is their Relapse debut, the 2014 self-titled effort (and currently their swan song, the band has either outright disbanded or at least been put on hiatus). Nux Vomica consists of three songs averaging over 14 minutes in length, and these days songs that long are usually ambient soundscapes of one form or another. Not here -- the band's hardcore/crust roots are in full force here, but there are plenty of other influences, notably doom and post-metal, at work as well. The songs ebb and flow with fluidity and grace, alternating between quieter moments and furious hardcore intensity with surprising ease. If this is truly their last effort, they've gone out on a high note.

Last Lineup

Just Dave

vocals/percussion/samples

Tim Messing

guitars/vocals

Chris Control

guitars/vocals

Danny Costa

bass

Zachary Danko

drums

Former Members/Guests

Ben Martin

bass/vocals

Marty Pants

drums



Discography


The Uninspired  EP
2005
  1. Fuck Ageist Sympathy
  2. The Uninspired
  3. Hiding
  • Just Dave
  • Tim Messing
  • Chris Control
  • Ben Martin
  • Marty Pants



A Civilized World  
2007
  1. All the Clocks Have Different Times
  2. Room Silencer
  3. Why Are They Laughing?
  4. The Final Election in a Crumbling Empire
  5. Lover
  6. Abandon
  7. The Persuasion of Extreme Commuting
  8. The Point and You



The President Is Dead  EP
2009
  1. Engendered
  2. We Are The Forest
  • Just Dave
  • Tim Messing
  • Chris Control
  • Danny Costa
  • Zachary Danko



Asleep In The Ashes  
2009
  1. Where Minds Can't Grow
  2. The Invasion
  3. The Discussants
  4. Walk Through the Ashes
  5. Corpses with Egos
  6. Kaumaha
  • Just Dave
  • Tim Messing
  • Chris Control
  • Ben Martin
  • Zachary Danko



Embrace The Cycles  EP
2011
  1. Embrace the Cycles
  2. The Two
  • Just Dave
  • Tim Messing
  • Chris Control
  • Danny Costa
  • Zachary Danko



Nux Vomica  
2014 Relapse
  1. Choked at the Roots
  2. Reeling
  3. Sanity Is for the Passive




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