Aside from their lack of long hair, large shorts or spandex, Glassjaw could never be your typical metal band thanks to the distinctive vocals of singer Daryl Palumbo. On their debut album he swoops from roar to falsetto in the blink of a verse. EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SILENCE is a startling debut release from such a young band. Despite being signed to Roadrunner, Glassjaw tread a path more hardcore than metal.They exhibit a gift for welding fantastic melodic passages with crushingly heavy bursts of musical angst such as on the intense "When One Eight Becomes Two Zeros" or the almost poppy "Ry Ry's Song." The unique vocals are more akin to Jeff Buckley or Radiohead rather than Korn or Limp Bizkit. EYEWTKAS is a personal album dripping with anger and self-loathing. Difficult to categorise and impossible to provide comparisons, it is all the stronger for its individuality. This is a refreshing and challenging release that should mark the start of great things for Glassjaw.