Project 86 play dark, aggressive nu-metal with hints of alt rock and occasionally complex progressions. The band first came together in Orange County, California in 1996 as a four-piece and quickly rose to the top of the (surprisingly fertile) Christian metal niche. The band caught the ear of Marilyn Manson, who helped boost Project's visibility at Atlantic Records and angled their music into a few key soundtrack spots. After getting dropped during Atlantic's 2003 reshuffling, Project 86 signed to their original label, Christian-leaning Tooth & Nail. They released their fourth album ...And the Rest Shall Follow in 2005.