Wow, I only had to hear about two minutes worth of this band before I decided I would be blog-praising them.
The first thing that pulled me in was the intoxicating vocals. They sound like Ian Mackaye talking/ singing at times, but they mostly trade off for a more soothing sing/ yell. The voice reminds me of Ignite or Ambitions because of the genuine singing ability. The abundance in gang vocals give it that newer hardcore feel along with slow, two step-able double bass spots and a couple metal riffs high on the fret. The tempo ranges from super fast to mid-tempo and dance-able. A lot of the faster parts are melodic and Kid Dynamite-ish with more of a metal feel. The influences listed on their myspace page are pretty accurate – Minor Threat, Fugazi, Battery (Yay DC bands), H20, Decendents. I am also hearing AFI and Sinking Ships. These guys are definately not like recent generic hardcore. They are standing out and I am getting addicted. Already on my third run-through of their myspace songs.