My Complex If We Keep Moving

The debut full-length from this young Michigan-based quartet is one of those releases reminds you just how incestuously lame and boring most of what passes for punk today has become. Their sound is firmly based in new school punk, but liberally injects elements of hardcore, metal and a calculus exam's worth of time signature changes in much the same way bands like Refused, Choke and Thought Industry do. The result is a driving, thoughtful brand of punk that's virtually impossible to tap your foot to. (Headhunter)