In an age when the music world is beset by legions of lame nu-metal bands pretending to be heavy and angry, Drowningman are the real thing. Oh, and they have lots of talent too, an area in which nu-metal bands are notoriously deficient. "Rock and Roll Killing Machine" is a harsh, abrasive juggernaut of an album, filled with the fits of rage and zany rhythms that are the hallmark of the noisecore genre. With noisy guitars veering in a new direction every five seconds or so and drumming that follows no discernible pattern, Drowningman churn out one unsettling and unpredictable song after another on this compact, efficient album. Leading the charge is madman vocalist Simon Brody, who can make your ears bleed with the expected throat-ripping screams and even throw a curveball with some occasional clean vocals, enabling the band to explore a greater musical and emotional range than the typical noise outfit. The title track and "Code Breaking Hearts" are classics of the highest order, starting out with unbridled speed and aggression before adroitly mixing in some melodic passages until you give up trying to figure out what's coming and just enjoy the ride. Other songs aren't quite as good, but this album always provides an interesting listen. Highly recommended.