Since By Man - A Love Hate Relationship (Cover Artwork)

Since By Man

Since By Man: A Love Hate RelationshipA Love Hate Relationship (2004)
Revelation Records

Reviewer Rating: 3.5

Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
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Since By Man's 2004 EP A Love Hate Relationship may not be quite as intense and/or ambitious as its predecessor, the previous year's We Sing The Body Electric, but it's a nice little holdover while the band prepares for the release of its sophomore full-length this coming September. Here it's whe.
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Since By Man's 2004 EP A Love Hate Relationship may not be quite as intense and/or ambitious as its predecessor, the previous year's We Sing The Body Electric, but it's a nice little holdover while the band prepares for the release of its sophomore full-length this coming September.

Here it's where the band has seemingly traded in most of its technical precision and reach for more of a rock-based sound, but it's still decidedly hardcore with a healthy injection of sass and roll, and continues the Refused influence heard on Electric without ever nearly plagiarizing. The first two tracks, "Swan Killer" and "What You Got Is Gold," relies on the band's trademark, pulsating bass tone, with the latter incorporating fuzzy drum programming halfway through and closing with a stuttered stream of blips and bleeps ¡ la any given moment on The Shape Of Punk To Come, and flows into "Goddamnit Baby This Is Soul" nicely.

Childish title aside, the closer "Who Would I Be Without My Middle Finger" is perhaps the EP's best offering; it's loud, relatively fast, trades off between a decrescendo riff and a more abrupt yet still air-worthy one, and has a segue with a calm-before-the-storm-esque vocal chant and rhythmic clap, all before playing into its second verse and a shatter of glass signaling the end of the disc.

A Love Hate Relationship doesn't provide a whole lot of time to show Since By Man's talents and ability, but the band uses it to their benefit, showcasing a small handful of well-written songs with a leveled amount of intensity coupled with driving guitars and an inspired backing.

What You Got Is Gold [clip]
Who Would I Be Without My Middle Finger


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Anonymous (July 15, 2005)

from now on, every band trying to be different should be labeled as either pretentious or shitte. STRAIGHT UP
-j money gj

Anonymous (July 15, 2005)

This band is unbearable. Pretentious art metal shite.

SilentStorms (July 14, 2005)

Yeah that comparison was absolutely terrible. And to the guy who said Since By Man only posted clips, ur an idiot - cuz there's a full song from this ep, plus 2 from the previous record on the link here. Great review by the way. And if ya like these guys, I would seriously suggest RATS INTO ROBOTS, they fucking kick ass even harder than these suckas. Lates.

etwiels88 (July 14, 2005)

If you're going to draw comparisons to anything, they sound like a more aggresive These Arms Are Snakes...

Score is for TAAS on that Underoath tour because I was the only one who knew the words to "Drinking From The Necks Of Your Loved Ones".

slippy (July 14, 2005)

Haha that's such a ridiculous description....no, this band has nothing to do with Hatebreed.

Anchors (July 14, 2005)

That is the absolute worst description of this band I have ever, ever heard.

Anonymous (July 14, 2005)

goddamnit baby has a sick mosh part....great great band, think hatebreed meets franz ferdinand

allison_le_gnome (July 14, 2005)

Lame. At least give a whole mp3! I'm a nerd, and I know I've complained about it before, but it really pisses me off when bands can't put a single fucking song on the internet. I actually have discovered bands that way in the past.

Anonymous (July 12, 2005)

cant wait for the full length

stevejonestherealbones (July 12, 2005)

is this band named from something specific? for some reason i have always liked this bands name...

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

slippy (July 12, 2005)

Hey, to the person below me, you need to chill the fuck out.

Anonymous (July 12, 2005)

This band is unreal, does anyone know their current status? they had some side projects and I was wondering if this meant the end of them. It seems like Revelation has too many artists that shut er down too early. This ep rocks.

rkl (July 12, 2005)

i used to listen to "screaming at a wall" on repeat before games. i guess im just a poser. hell, im not even sXe.

stevejonestherealbones (July 12, 2005)

"punk" has been as mainstream as football for awhile now...you shouldnt be surprised

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Anonymous (July 12, 2005)

Hmmm this seems like a band I could get into, never heard of them before but sound tasty even though im a tad late ach well what can you do. Lovin' it.


Anchors (July 12, 2005)

Went in to the living room, someone was blasting Zeppelin, sounded good, I felt ashamed, I knew every drum fill.

Anonymous (July 12, 2005)

Where's the review for the soundtrack from NCAA '06? Seriously, when did football become punk rock? I just put the game in my PS2 and I hear Jawbreaker playing (Bad Scene...) so I checked out the rest of the music and it includes the Clash (Train in Vain), NOFX (Jeff Wears Birkentsocks), Bad Religion (Atomic Garden), Lagwagon and the Pietasters. I think there may have been a couple more, but I forget who they were. Mother love bone is also on the soundtrack.

slippy (July 12, 2005)

I was planning on reviewing this cd eventually.

Anonymous (July 12, 2005)

Am I the only one who isn't really interested in any of today's reviews? I don't think I made it half way through any of them.

stevejonestherealbones (July 12, 2005)

well brian, you know what i always say, "if it has sass, then count me in."

jk. i have meaning to check this band out for a very long time now...i kinda like that song thats up for streaming..so yeah

score is for sass and hot ass

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

etwiels88 (July 12, 2005)

Damn, this is a late review. Good album though. Godammit Baby, This Is Soul is my favorite

crazytoledo (July 12, 2005)

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