Life got you pissed off? 20XIII has the following prescription: Bang your head against the nearest brick wall until you can't feel anything. If that sounds like your sort of remedy, this Fort Collins four-piece has just the music for you. In the tradition of Mudvayne, Korn and Coheed & Cambria (20XIII has opened for all three), Pete Harvey and his bandmates plow through 38 minutes of epitaph, looming bass and double kick. The toppled pill bottle on the cover can only mean get numb, and their music is a bludgeon. Harvey growls like a demon, howls like a banshee and spits verse like the dude from Linkin Park. The album's final song is called "Shut Up," which seems to be the message 20XIII would like to send to the world.


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