Mutoid man is the band of Stephen Brodsky of Cave in fame and Ben Koller of Converge. And you can clearly hear echoes of these bands in War moans. Especially Stephen Brodsky’s voice sometimes brings Cave in to mind. And the music has the same frantic quality as in their other bands.
But in War moans they pay homage to the music of their youth. There are quite some influences from old heavy metal, speed metal and early thrash metal in here. Both in the songwriting and definitely in the singing. The thing though is that while you can clearly hear those influences, Mutoid man is not a revival band. They blend these influences with their signature style and thus create a fresh and exiting record.