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Throats - Throats EP

  by Paul Waller

published: 9 / 5 / 2010

Throats - Throats EP
Label: Holy Roar Records
Format: CDS


Bleak, but outstanding debut EP from promising British hardcore band, Throats

You want bleak. You’ve got it. This record truly is for the hardcore. When I recently saw this lot live I left thinking I hadn’t seen anything quite that brutal since watching Napalm Death when this reviewer was very young indeed. From the evidence on this here EP it becomes apparent that Throats are so much more than simple plagiarists. For those that are after the complete picture or simply need a lesson in sheer brute force try the final track 'Oaken/Wait' which comes at you with wave after wave of fat riffs. From the full pelt speed attack to the slower paced, ten ton of heavy distorted, feedback drenched finale the song captures Throats very essence. Alex Wealand's lyrics come across as a portrait of a fellow that instead of going into therapy just vomits his mental state as prose onto the page. In 'My Hands Are Cold' he screams “I guess I can’t see the best until I’ve seen the worst/But there’s something in my head/They’re fucking with my head”. And this point is hammered home on each of the six songs here. Just when I find myself about to give up on heavy music for the umpteenth time along comes some new heroes to Champion. I’m sick of hearing that this band is the UK’s answer to Converge. What I want now is to hear the USA’s answer to Throats. This review was originally published on Paul Waller's website http://wallernotwaller.wordpress.com

Track Listing:-
1 Wake
2 My Hands Are Cold
3 Fuck Life
4 Failgiver
5 Something Low From This Way Comes
6 Oaken/Wait

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