Since By Man A Love Hate Relationship

Since By Man A Love Hate Relationship
Soon after the release of their Revelation debut, Since By Man’s future was put into doubt by the sudden departure of their long-time bassist Bryan Jerabek. A message sent to fans indicated that they were unsure about how or whether to continue. In the time since, the band has also seen the replacement of guitarist Justin Kay, yet their new EP is just as powerful and all the more welcome in that its very creation was in doubt for several months. A condensed version of the sonic journey the band manage to create in the full-length setting, this disc finds the band playing in a slightly slower and less technical manner. This change, however, is centred on songs with better structure and moments of sheer musical brutality that match and exceed the heaviness of their past work. "Goddamnit Baby This Is Soul” brings electronic elements into the mix, as well as one of the best riffs on the whole EP, and the final track "Who Would I Be Without My Middle Finger,” pilfers Outkast’s "Bombs Over Baghdad” for its breakdown, proving that while Since By Man may be heavy as hell, they still know how to get down. (Revelation)