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Hacksaw
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Specrta Sonic Sound

Rating: NR/10 ?


October 1, 2004
Hey Cult fans! Hacksaw has some guitars for you. Hey AC/DC fans! They have some for you as well. Song after song after song, Hacksaw's self titled release grinds out that 70's guitar-rock sound and lays down a straight forward stomp. I can imagine Glen Danzig singing on this record, but he isn't. Instead, I find the vocals stuffed into pockets in the music in an as-a-matter-of-fact-there-are-lyrics-to-this-song kind of way: a little Henry Rollins-ish at times.

This hardcore/hardrock combo should make an interesting package, although, the more I listen, the more I wish this was a 3 or 4 song EP rather than a full length. There seems to be a missing dynamic here, the ears grow tired quickly. Hacksaw is probably one of those bands that you need to see live before they really sock you right in the "how's your father". The record does enough in the way of rocking that I would check out a show, given the opportunity.

Reviewed by Eric J Herboth
Eric J. Herboth is the founder, publisher and Managing Editor of LAS magazine. He is a magazine editor, freelance writer, bike mechanic, commercial pilot, graphic designer, International Scout enthusiast and giver of the benefit of the doubt. He currently lives in rural central Germany with his two best friends, dog Awahni and cat Scout.

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