Performing brutal and savage punk metal and hardcore, Love Lost But Not Forgotten formed in 2000. The band wrote several songs and released a self-titled album that year, followed by two years of cross-country touring. After performing shows with everyone from Godflesh to Converge, they took their clinical punk metal back to the studio. Recording Upon the Night, I Saw a New Misery, the group previewed a track on MP3.com and saw the song get over 30,000 downloads in a three day period. The album came out in May of 2002, followed by a repressing of their out-of-print debut.