A venomous lyrical spew that enhances the arrangements and turns the trademark Hatchet swing into a blood thirsty assault.

A good thrash artist must be unique in both sound and style. Let’s be honest, with the exception of a few bands, the ‘thrash scene’ in America has been stagnant for years. Finally the ice holding the lunatic is starting to chip. Attacked with a melodic weapon known as Hatchet. The madman has been released!

Hatchet is from San Francisco, California and they’ve been active since 2006. Dying to Exist is the group’s fourth full length album (Released June 22nd via Combat Records). I think it’s their best yet.

I believe Hatchet has found their sound with this release. A fast-paced attack, the shear force and dexterity makes this effort overwhelming to the eardrums. The vocals are abrasive and unforgiving. A venomous lyrical spew that enhances the arrangements and turns the trademark Hatchet swing into a blood thirsty assault. Highlight tracks for me are: “Silent Genocide”, “Desire For Oppression”, “Illusions Of Hope”, “Where Futures Regress”, “Final Sanctuary”, “Descent Into Madness” and “Hail To The Lies”.

At a time when we should be worried about the state of heavy metal, Hatchet returns and cuts our ears off! Check out Dying To Exist by and experience a cutting edge that will change thrash for you! \m/

Hatchet are:

  • Devin Reiche – Bass
  • Ben Smith – Drums
  • Clayton Cagle – Guitars
  • Julz Ramos – Vocals, Guitars
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