Okay, I already know what you're thinking... "HACKSAW TO THE THROAT"? Really? What the fuck? These guys must play 10-second grindcore songs about eating babies or something, right? Either that or they're some sort of floppy-banged "deathcore" band. Ugh. What the fuck Cobras, where do you get off shoveling this tripe on us?!
Let me just stop you right there, dicknose. Hacksaw To The Throat are most definitely NOT what you're expecting them to be. Formed in 1999 between SF and Oakland, the band broke up shortly after the release of their second full-length back in 2007, and I discovered them only just recently as I stalked their drummer Justin (an absolute RIPPER) in pursuit of a musical collaboration. This was a band that embraced the concepts of "progress" and "change", evolving from a pretty standard 2 -piece grindcore band to a fully-realized (and grippingly intense) death metal band on their first album to a completely psychedelic (but still painfully brutal) experimental/progressive/whatevercore outfit on their final release. By the end of their career, Hacksaw were writing ten minute epics that migrated from screeching and blastbeats to clean melodic guitar parts to crushing doom to lengthy classical-tinged piano piece and back again... Without sounding disjointed or losing momentum.
Yes, their album covers, song names, and band logo might be pretty questionable as well. But give this band a chance. This is some truly epic, gnarly, blistering, barbaric shit -- an underappreciated Bay Area metal gem. R.I.P.H.T.T.T.
TEAR MY EYES OUT... (2003)
H.T.T.T. Myspace / Last.FM