...But that's okay. I don't really have any problem with a band that wants to sound like the band that relased "Total Destruction," my personal all-time favorite album. At first, I was a bit leery of the concept. I've never really been a fan of "Ex-members of" bands. I mean, Wings? Fastway? Sean Na Na? No thanks. The band's first single, "You should Be Dead" was no "Body Bomb," plus, there's no blood on the album cover. So I hesitated to give The Cutthroats 9 a chance. Then I saw them live. I stood near the back with two employees of the venue, all mouthing, ahem, "fudge" to each other. What a fool I'd been for dismissing The Cutthroats 9. They put on one of the best rock shows I've ever seen to a small, but appreciative crowd. Anyways, this would have been a slam-dunk fifth studio record for Unsane, but for The Cutthroats 9, it's an even more impressive debut. The songs are like more recent Unsane, but more energetic, more confident. And the production by Tim Green is superb, everything sounds super-super loud. The move to the west coast and the new blood (Unsane alumni Chris Spencer and Dave Curran are joined here by second guitarist Mark Laramie, who eventually took over bass duties, slimming the group to a trio, and drummer Will Carrol) must have done them good. The Cutthroats 9 also have a new EP on Reptilian called "Anger Management" that is also worth looking into, but by all means see them live. If you don't know what to expect, you will be made a believer, and if you're a skeptical Unsane fan, your faith shall be restored.