Now on the hardcore-leaning Victory records, New Jersey metal mavens Ill Nino play classic chugga-chugga-squeal metal garnished with vocals that go from minor melody trance to a guttural birth. What sets the band apart — way apart — is its way-cool Santana-esque Latin breakdowns. It'll give you whiplash. Arcanium opens.
Ill Nino plays Thursday, December 6, 7 p.m. at the Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. $10. themontagemusichall.com.