Clearly, the slogans shouted by band members don't reward literal interpretation. With their gaudy peacockery (spike-studded jackets, saw-blade haircuts) and cartoonishly violent lyrics ("If terror's what you represent/Terror's what you're gonna get"), the bandmates prove that street-punk bands can be just as theatrical as corpse-painted metal acts. And at the end of the day, the Unseen isn't actually assaulting authority figures any more than Goatwhore conducts satanic sacrifices. But this lyrical content often proves cathartic for its performers ("Playing punk keeps me sane") and empowering for its disenfranchised fans. Purists swear by the band's early albums, as purists are wont to do, but the Unseen's recent releases contain welcome traces of nuance. And thanks to producer Ken Casey (Dropkick Murphys), they no longer sound as if they were recorded direct-to-boombox.