Nyves surfaced last year as a moody electronica side project of Demon Hunter vocalist Ryan Clark and Project 86 guitarist Randy Torres. They’re back with a five song EP that lands somewhere between Depeche Mode and Nine Inch Nails. Clark’s sepulchral baritone lends gravitas to Torres’ beats. The collection’s central track, “The Pain”, seethes with synth energy. The brooding lyrics befit the EP’s title but would benefit from more specific and evocative imagery.