"How Am I Not Myself" (Count It; 2006)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

California sextet I Got Shot in the Face play a more cerebral version of Bury Your Dead style hardcore, throwing dollops of fun into its mix of caustic metal, riotous thrashings, and unorthodox switches on cuts like "Who Drowns a Lifeguard."

Manipulating technology as well as they can to turn out a brutal breakdown a la Killwhitneydead, this Los Angeles-based collective squeals, chugs, and blisters its way into your head, extracting mammoth hunks of extreme musical entities and tying them together into clusters of chaos. 

If you like it unusual and vicious, these guys will not disappoint. 

For more information, check out http://www.igotshotintheface.com

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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