Believe all they hype folks: this one's a killer. Vocalist Keith Buckley's experience as the lead singer of The Damned Things (a supergroup consisting of Buckley, ex-ETID bassist Josh Newton, and members of Anthrax and Fall Out Boy) seems to have rubbed off much to everyone's benefit, because this album is oozing with Southern swagger. Mix it up with ETID's frantic, complex riffs and rhythms and you end up with a spastic, melodic, guttural, and intelligent burst of energy that demands your complete attention for the next half-hour. The ride is short, but sweet.
A Life Once Lost
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