The vegan-vegetarian group shares frontman Pete K. with the straight-edge group Until the End. The prescient artwork of the band's second album, Women and Children Die First, features a person bound in rope with an American flag wrapped around his head. The rest of the beefy platter has plenty of genre-neutral material: It's two parts martyr complex ("For the Love of Fiction"), one part that simultaneously invites and laments the utter destruction of the songwriter's body and soul (the satirical "Serenading This Dead Horse"), one part threat ("The Grenade in Mouth Tragedy"), one part self-hatred because they love you so ("All That Glitters Is . . ."), and one hidden thrash track that makes all semantic debates moot. You can't draw a line in the middle of a hellacious pit.
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