Not sure if you listened to all four songs but there is a bit of HWM in this, surprised you dislike it so much. To address an earlier post of yours, if I got this at a local show or a band sent it as a demo, it would stand out from most such handouts pretty greatly I think. Just well put together songs.
Gruff vocals? That's about the only HWM in there. Bass lines aren't even close. Drums sound hollow. Guitar riffs are definitely different stylistically.