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|4.5 superb||Kit Brown | October 13th 09|
Disregard the band's ridiculous name, this album seriously gives 2007's progressive metal giants like Between the Buried and Me's Colors and The Ocean's Precambrian a serious run for their money. While Wastelands is deeply rooted in a melodeath sound, it's still easily one of the best examples of effective prog-metal songwriting I've come across in months. Every sputnik member who listens to metal owes it to them to get Wastelands as quickly as possible. A criminally under-covered album on this website. REVIEW SOON!
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|0.0 ||Jewish Dickgirl | April 28th 08|
Wastelands is probably melodic death at its zenith, cause I doubt anything else in the genre will ever be this good, I'm not shitting you. Hacksaw To The Throat have done something incredible, they've taken a style of music that's based pretty much on At The Gates fellatio and writing "sweet" riffs and turned it into something moving. There's no plague of endless polka-beats and up-tempo harmonizing to make two-boring songwriters sound like sick guitar gods, in fact, there's actually slower paced clean parts that you'd think you'd find in a screamo song ("say is this Hot Cross?" 8:30 into the title track). There's ambiance, there's technicality, there's sweet harmonies (they're still a melodeath band!), and there aren't SICK BREAKDOWNS.
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|4.5 superb||Mazaku | April 12th 13|
When I listen to this I clench my fist multiple times throughout cause it's so goddamn powerful.
|5.0 classic||Ike | December 4th 10|
Simply put, this album is incredible. The way that HSTTT flawlessly switches between tempos and styles is ingenious. Do yourself a favor and get this album
|0.0 ||Comatorium. | October 21st 09|
Perfection incarnate for melodic death metal, this album is everything a heavy record should be. Nevermind the ridiculous band name, this is #1 AOTY for 2007 right here.
|5.0 classic||toolguitarkid | May 1st 09|
an amazing album. one of my favorite. what every melo-death band should strive to be.
|4.0 excellent||Are You A Wizard? | December 23rd 08|
Wastelands is a definite step up from the band's previous album. The overall style has moved from deathcore/grind to a more melodic death metal style and also features a number of progressive elements. Vocals are great with a mix of high screams and low growls.
Good songwriting with catchy riffs. Rhythm section backs the guitars and vocals up well. The guitarist's technical skills are displayed throughout with solos and intereludes, which are tastefully placed.
Overall an excellent improvement and a great foundation to build from.
|4.0 excellent||weareshadenow | October 29th 08|
A huge step above 'Tear my eyes out...', this is technical melodic death at its finest.
|1.0 awful||Takik | February 23rd 14|
|4.5 superb||rid | August 10th 13|
|4.5 superb||wack | October 5th 12|
|5.0 classic||vdop | June 29th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Hawks | January 31st 12|
|4.0 excellent||aflak7 | December 5th 11|
|4.5 superb||Fractal | January 13th 11|
|3.5 great||pixmpy | December 15th 10|
|4.5 superb||John | October 25th 10|
|3.5 great||Paul W | October 8th 10|
|5.0 classic||MelbCro | October 4th 10|
|3.5 great||Angel STAFF | August 18th 10|
|4.0 excellent||Motiv3 | August 18th 10|
|2.5 average||TBliss | May 20th 10|
|4.0 excellent||Kanyon | May 14th 10|
|4.5 superb||Ross22 | April 10th 10|
|4.0 excellent||Rodrigo | March 30th 10|
|2.5 average||Squib | December 16th 09|
|4.0 excellent||Kyle Ward STAFF | December 12th 09|
|2.5 average||pride | December 12th 09|
|4.0 excellent||Zion | December 1st 09|
|4.5 superb||Kyle | August 11th 09|
|3.5 great||Warpt | June 16th 09|
|4.0 excellent||ziroth | April 30th 09|
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