This came out back in 1997 or so. Listening to it now, it sounds like what some of the newer emo bands today are trying to do, except that this is much better than most of those bands.
The melodic/screaming vocal back-and-forth device works for me on this mainly due to the rawness of the delivery and recording. There is an unrefined quality to it that avoids the perfection of today's studio magic and trades it for a sincere capturing of the moment.
What you'll get here is some melodic hardcore that runs some nice dynamics between quiet and loud in a very effective way. Close your eyes and picture yourself watching this band in a sweaty basement out in Long Island during the late 90's.