Hacksaw to the Throat Wastelands
4.1 Ranking: #100 for 2007
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4.5 superbKit 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 superbMazaku | April 12th 13

When I listen to this I clench my fist multiple times throughout cause it's so goddamn powerful.

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5.0 classicIke | 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

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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.

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5.0 classictoolguitarkid | May 1st 09

an amazing album. one of my favorite. what every melo-death band should strive to be.

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4.0 excellentAre 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.

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4.0 excellentweareshadenow | October 29th 08

A huge step above 'Tear my eyes out...', this is technical melodic death at its finest.

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