Mudvayne aims to be extraordinary, and its members sure hit that mark. This progressive heavy metal band from Illinois is known for its extravagant, multi-colored makeup and varied stage names--the members even dressed as aliens for the make of their second album. These gimmicks set them apart from the other death metal bands roaming the scene. This shock rock band's technical style has been referred to as "math metal." With this numeric symbolism, specific riffs correspond with the lyrics' thematic elements, forming a more engaging experience. Mudvayne incorporates a progressive rock sound with a speed metal and hardcore punk style.