A collection of transplants to the Portland, OR area, Wired Shut play a brand of hardcore not often heard from the NW. Wearing their influences on their sleeves, the band draws inspiration from the era of NYHC cross over, when bands blended the aggression of hardcore punk with the speed and ferocity of thrash metal. Killing Time, Agnostic Front, Leeway, all play a role in the delivery from Wired Shut. Combine the music with the stark in your face lyrics of anger and despair and you have a intense band that pulls no punches.