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Building on a foundation of thrashing d-beat, NEQUIENT draws influences from a broad spectrum of aggressive styles including grindcore, crust, sludge, death metal, black metal, and noise rock. The result is a uniquely punishing sound that emphasizes percussive intensity and razor-sharp hooks.
A succinct but damaging release, Collective Punishment features two exclusive tracks from early 2020 sessions – “Collective Punishment” and “Strange Death Of Kings” – which were produced by Pete Grossmann at Bricktop Recording (Weekend Nachos, Like Rats) and mixed by Sanford Parker at Hypercube (Voivod, Yob, Eyehategod, Lord Mantis). The record also features live performances of “First Casualty” and “Coins For The Ferryman” recorded October 20th, 2019 by Alan Sifuentes at Valdosta DIY House and mixed by Patrick Conahan. The EP was mastered by Collin Jordan at the Boiler Room and completed with artwork and logo by M. G. Miller.
"For those who worship at the altar of nonstop metallic hardcore and the aforementioned D-beat, Collective Punishment is a shot of pure adrenaline." - Decibel Magazine
"Since forming in 2014, NEQUIENT have been cooking up a tasty stew of death metal, grindcore, sludge, and whatever the fuck you called what Assück played. You have to have the musical chops to pull this off convincibly, and luckily for us, the Chicago-based outfit has them in spades." - No Echo
"Twisting grind, crust, death metal, and hardcore into a lethal, bespoke implement, NEQUIENT's versatile, ever-angry assault makes them a staple of Chicago's local live scene and a great choice for anyone needing an excuse to punch a hole in drywall." - Invisible Oranges