A year has gone by, and Milwaukee's favorite sons SINCE BY MAN are rising once again with their sophomore full length, Pictures From The Hotel Apocalypse.This time they've reglued the shattered instruments and broken microphones to craft one of the most explosive albums to come out in years. But any repairs made will be thrown out the window when these songs hit the sound system.
The evolution of the band is evident in the tormented screams of Sam Macon, as desperate and disillusioned as ever. The vocals pour over a sound that is at times mystical and airy, bringing to mind comparisons to MOGWAI and also a discordant, massive assault of metal tinged guitar work in the vein of CONVERGE, BOTCH and DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN. And in this, SINCE BY MAN has created a compelling and ever-expanding idea of melody.
Pictures From The Hotel Apocalypse seamlessly transitions from the A Love Hate Relationship EP, building upon those elements in a gradual, progressive style that has become synonymous with SINCE BY MAN. Never allowing themselves to stagnate or fall victim to pigeonholing, SINCE BY MAN's dedication to growth has made each release mandatory listening.