I always just put our influences down for our "similar bands". While we don't sound like any of them, you can clearly hear the parts. But I hardly will reference other bands anymore now that we've been out for over a year.
Toxicbreed gave us the best FFO ever though for our new EP. I believe it said "For fans of riffs, getting punched in the dick by riffs, and more riffs". I'll just use that from now on.
I don't think mentioning it is a bad thing, especially for a new band. Because in a real life conversation you always get "well who do you guys sound like?" anyway. So if you presskit yourself with that answer, it will help you get listens. I mean I don't even bother listening to shit that says "FFO: Acacia Strain, Emmure, Poopy McPoopshit" because if that's even your influences, I'll pass. But if it says "FFO: Testament, Anthrax, and Slayer". I'll atleast give it a first track listen to see if they got that right.