I dig these guys. Always have. I was bummed in 98 when Mike Williams (vocals) left the band while still on tour for the Dopestick album. These guys are back in a huge way and a little more sober (I think). With the release of B-sides earlier this year called Southern Discomfort Im stoked to hear some new shit from these New Orleans natives. Confederacy of Ruined Lives is southern hardcore at its best. Killer Sabbathy guitars mixed with driving bass lines, hardass drums and vocals that make you want to kill yourself makes this album a must have for fans of bands like Buzzoven and Iron Monkey as well as others that like it slow and low. Self Medication Blues and 99 Miles of Bad Road is EYEHATEGOD straight up.