Bret Hoffmann (born February 8, 1967 in North Tonawanda, New York) is a death metal vocalist. He currently fronts Fire for Effect, Resthaven,and South of Resthaven. Formerly of Malevolent Creation and Down The Drain. He performed on the first three Malevolent Creation releases until he left the band after 1993's Stillborn album. He then returned, and performed on The Fine Art Of Murder and Envenomed before leaving again and being replaced by Kyle Symons. In 2005, he returned again and replaced Symons. He returned to Malevolent again in 2006 for touring purposes and appears on Malevolent Creation's 10th album, Doomsday X,and 11th album Invidious Dominion , 12th album Dead Man's Path .