Friday, June 14, 2019

Final Cut - "Jackhammer" (Art Gates Records, 2019)

Band: Final Cut
Title: Jackhammer
Genre: Thrash Metal with Blues influences
Time: 42.09 min
Release Date: 15th March 2019
Rating: 89/100

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before reading this new review, you must know that my ebook about the so-called "first wave of black metal" titled "Nel Segno del Marchio Nero" ("in the sign of the black mark") was finally released on 24th March 2019. Okay, it's completely in Italian but, if you want to buy it, you can do it through the best digital stores like Amazon, Google Books, Scribd and others. Thanks in advance, men!


Art Gates Records is recently used to release many albums from Swiss bands, like Gonoreas, Kess'khtak, Nihilo, and now you must count also Final Cut and Frijgard. Ivan, the co-founder of the label, told me that their "A&R has been signing several bands from Switzerland...mainly because of the bands but not for the territory". In fact, I must say that their A&R has a very good taste since these Swiss bands into their roster show often really talented skills, and the act reviewed today, Final Cut, confirm again my words. And just out of curiosity, Final Cut has into their line-up a singer with clear Italian origins named Giulio Serratore, while their bassist Christoph Krippel is an Austrian guy that played many years ago in Freund Hein, whose some members, if you remember well, are now into the fantastic thrash/groove metal band Hellavista. Yes, everything is connected in the Art Gates Records' home! But now let's start to talk about "Jackhammer", the second album by Final Cut with which they show a very personal sound with some experimental ideas.