Freshkills is comprised of vocalist Zachary Lipez, guitarists Johnny Rauberts and Timothy Murray, bassist Mishka Shubaly and drummer Jim Paradise. The influences most at work are Nation of Ulysses and Drive Like Jehu, as the band combines the lyrical flair of the former and the chops of the latter. Lipez’s red-lining vocals are infused with paranoia, aggravation and twisted vulnerability. The rhythms – though rarely slow – are controlled, ominous and sometimes hypnotic. The twin-guitar work is droning and breathtaking, and leads are rare.