Imagine you're walking down the street and you see some nicely dressed man coming towards you. He's humming a little tune, minding his own business and looking pretty damn harmless. Then, as your paths cross, his eyes darcken, he garbs you by the throat and just starts screaming at you like a psycho. That's pritty much how listening to MUGZU feels to me. Very few bands embody insanity the way these guys do. It's not that they are overly chaotic or heavy or fast. It's simply an un deniable vibe I get when I listen to this CD. Musically, MUGZU defies you to lump them into a genre. You could easily say that, yes, these guys are heavy and if I had to lump them into a general category, it would be metal. However, there are aspects of several different styles of metal, both old and new school, as well as a bit of a punk vibe in some places. They simply do not sound like any particular band I've ever heard since before which puts a big ole smile on my fae. There are balads, melodic vocals and other pretty things bands throw in to try and have that one song they can put on the radio. From start to finish MUGZU's albums and live shows are abrasive and in your face. Mugzu pumels you until you think you can't stand it, takes a quick breath and beats you down some more.