Hailing from New Jersey, SHAT is the twisted genius of band mastermind and singer Jeff Wood, formerly of such bands Dillinger Escape Plan, and M.O.D. SHAT is something like G.G. Allen meets 2 Live Crew and a little bit of James Hetfield (circa 86) mixed in for good measure. While other bands have been honing their MySpace skills, SHAT has been on a relentless 4-year cycle of recording and touring that has put them in front of thousands. The result is an air-tight, cohesive unit that can actually play together and - gasp - improvise. If one were to actually refrain from listening to this work of genius, they would be cheating themselves of what would surely be a life changing experience. Doubters be damned, believers be saved, SHAT is here to salvage your soul, as well as the sorry state of modern rock n' roll.