Gnaw are a band from New York that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of industrial, harsh noise and doom metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Cutting Pieces" which will be released n October by Translation Loss Records.
Powerful sounding bass guitars start off the album along with some drum beats and experimental elements a few seconds later which also mixes in with the heavier sections of the songs and spoken word parts as well as some elements of harsh noise are also utilized at times.
Some of the vocals also get semi melodic briefly before adding in high pitched sludge style screams along with some of the riffing bringing in a small amount of melody as well as the heaviness of doom metal and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they bring in elements of noise rock onto the recording, a great portion of the tracks are also very long and epic in length and as the album progresses some of the songs get more avant garde, saxophones and stringed instruments are also used briefly.
Gnaw creates another recording that remains true to their mixture of industrial, harsh noise and doom metal, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark, violence and angry themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Gnaw and if you are a fan of industrial, harsh noise, and doom metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Septic" "Extended Suicide" and "Triptych". 8 out of 10.