The vocals are somewhere between yelling, singing, and pleading all in the same breath. It is raw and uninhibited, definitely a band to see live, they will throw it all out there if you will too – and everyone will leave exhausted.
This 7” is a solid throwback to 80s hardcore. I Am Not The Man I Thought I’d Be makes you sit up, pay attention, and take note of each song. They will not be background music.
The title track, I’m Not The Man I Thought I’d Be is a track that brings back the sound of the early Beastie Boys mixed with Youth Brigade with a bit of Black Flag thrown in. It is raw, screechy, and fully of furry. It is heavy hardcore music with a strained voice that almost becomes a spoken word piece.
Cold-Hearted Maceration and Clatter and Hiss are more of what we think of as traditional hardcore. Fast, thrashy music, gravely vocals, and a bad attitude. Though they are clearly hardcore tracks, there is a catchiness to them, a cadence that will have you moving to the beat.