Haha, I mean it's kind of unfair to compare it to the HWM rhythm section considering that has to be one of the best rhythm sections in punk rock. I meant it in kind of a more holistic way but ok.
You nailed it with the intoit/overit with harder instrumentation. But, as I've said before, I don't like that either. The melodies just aren't there for me - eh, different strokes.