The polished intensity that set the Zero Boys apart from other hardcore groups
of the day is still evident in Clough and Cutsinger's rapid-fire, astonishingly agile rhythm section,
Ruhtenberg's heavy but nuanced guitar and Mahern's trademark staccato vocals.
They can still play faster than most bands half their age, but as they run through Vicious Circle
from start to finish, Mahern actually urges them to slow down."We need to be a little more relaxed,"
he suggests, as he takes a quick yoga break onstage."We don't need to push the tempo so much."
But Ruhtenberg counters, "It could be faster - I think we should do it a lot faster."