Throat are a band from Finland that plays a mixture of sludge and noise rock and this is a review of their 2013 album "Manhole" which was released as a joint effort between At War With False Noise, Kaos Kontrol. Made In Kansas and Rejevenation Records.
"Gift Gas" begins with heavy guitar riffs and drums and after a minute singing makes its way into the song along with some aggressive shouts and a minute later a distorted guitar solos makes its presence known for a few seconds before the song end.
"Asbestos" starts off with some powerful bass playing and drums which leads to some noise rock style guitar riffs setting up the mood for some vocals and after awhile you can hear some amplifier distortion in the background which leads to some melodic sounding guitar leads that make their way in on at least 2 different times before returning to the rhythms.
"Katoye" begins with some distorted guitar riffs which leads to some drums and some fast playing before slowing down and adding in some vocals and growls before reverting back to the fast parts and after awhile you can a brief use of guitar solos make their presence known as well as adding in some powerful bass playing and switching back and forth between fast and slow parts.
"Holey" starts off with some doom metal style guitar riffing before the drums kick in and the music starts mixing in more noise rock elements and after a couple of minutes distorted melodies, vocals and bass guitars make their presence known which sets up the mood for brief guitar leads and aggressive shouts.
"Soft White Walls" starts off with heavy guitar riffs and drums along with some strong bass guitars shortly after that setting up the mood for the vocals which also utilize some screams and shouts, as the song moves on guitar solos start kicking in before going back to rhythms.
"New Pest" begins with some drums which leads to some heavy guitar riffs setting the mood for some vocals and as time moves by the music starts getting alot more daker and aggressive sounding along with some laughs.
"Perfect Teeth" begins with some guitar riffs and drums which lead to some aggressive sounding vocals kicking in along with some 80's style noise rock guitar riffing which also mix in some melodic parts while remaining heavy at the same time and as the song moves on the music gets alot more diverse with some distorted parts and bass.
"Euthanasia Coaster" begins with some old music samples before getting heavier with some guitars and drums setting up the mood for some vocals to kick in along with some powerful bass and distorted riffing and the song closes with some reverb noise.
"Bad Heat" starts off with some guitar riffs along with an atmospheric background as well as some drums and after awhile vocals start kicking in and utilizing some melodic and aggressive elements and after awhile the guitars start bringing some noise rock style melodies and leads before going into somewhat of a silent direction and staying t here for 15 minutes before closing the album with heavy noise distortion.
Song lyrics cover everyday themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the album.
In my opinion Throat are a very great sounding hybrid of noise rock and sludge and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band, RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Gift Gas" "Holey" "Perfect Teeth" and "Euthanasia Coaster". RECOMMENDED BUY.