Brooklyn's The Men have sketched a ragged line between hardcore and post-punk and dripped it with a few experimental touches like drone and shoegaze for good measure. The band's third album and first for the venerable Sacred Bones starts with a dirge-like growl before launching into the ferocious guitar crunch that surfaces so often over the course of Leave Home. The band is at its best when they strip back the intensity just a touch and let their sense of rhythm and noise take them over. The juggernaut punch of songs like "L.A.D.O.C.H." can get a bit overwhelming at times but they're quick to bring things right back to balance each time. Another great bit of darkness from the crew at SB.
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