Misery Loves Co. were a great band that never really received the attention or publicity they deserved, and have since split up in 2000.
The fact that the band are on the "Earache" label should already tell you something about them, and with "Not Like Them" they have created a sound to rival the likes of Slipknot, mixing big riffs with more melodic parts as well.
Unlike Slipknot, though, there is quite a gothic sound to the music, as the band also use keyboards throughout the album, giving the songs a very gloomy feel to them. The song content is, as the band's name would suggest, very deep, dark and depressing, so it's quite ironic that listening to the album should be so enjoyable.
They may now have split up, but they have left behind a great album, which you should definitely check out.