I must admit, albeit it with some pain, that I am an aging concert goer. I took my son, now 16, to Warped Tour when it breezed through our home town. I was exposed to a lot of bands there I had never heard and enjoyed bands that I had known for some time. The rule I used for the day was "If it caught my ear, I'd stop and check it out." There were simply too many bands to see. One such band that caught my ear was Every Time I Die. The show was great and I even chilled with them afterward.
I'm a little astounded ETID slipped through the cracks in my 20+ years of shows that range from Slayer to Tori Amos, from Nuclear Assault to Alice in Chains. I feel I have seriously done myself a disservice. They were great live. I rushed home and bought "The New Junk Aesthetic" that very night not knowing anything about the band or where to start and enjoyed it thoroughly. I soon learned they had a new release "Ex Lives" which I greedily bought as well.
I am no ETID expert, some may disagree with me. As a new fan, of the several ETID offerings I now own, this is the best. The band is quite manic with quick changes and bizarre time signatures. Perhaps a cross between Snot and Slayer? They are metal enough for Lamb of God fans and hardcore enough for Sick of it All or Biohazard fans. They are a band that has a way with words and plenty to say, a la Tom Araya as opposed to a growling Six Feet Under or resident pig squealer (which is aok mind you). The vocals of Keith Buckley go from Heavy to songbird in a blink of the eye.
In summary, if you are into bands with driving tempos, heavy guitars and cool messages in the vein of say SNOT, give these guys a look. They kick *ss.