I heard so much about Throat Locust and the hype of their Dragged Through Glass Demo (sick demo title). It wasn’t a letdown upon listening to it the first time. This Texan Death Metal squad shows promising potential with their 3-song demo which landed early in January 2023.
Dragged Through Glass is a relatively short demo with 12 minutes duration. Personally, I find that’s alright, so I can keep my expectation low (initially). But yeah, the demo fucking rules. It’s like hitting a brick slab straight to your face with their massive sound. There’s never a dull moment. It’s a catchy Death Metal with inspirations ranging from the likes of Bolt Thrower, Obituary, Carcass, and all the way to Pantera.
It’s like hitting a brick slab straight to your face with their massive sound.
At times, Dragged Through Glass sounds like listening to Old School/Groove Death Metal with Death n Roll tendency creeping in between, which I like a lot. It’s a blistering and savage effort with catchy riffs, fiery solos, rabid drumming, ripping guttural vocals, and massive amounts of divebombs that made the demo sound even better. I was expecting the demo to be… well, demo but surprisingly the quality of songwriting and recording it’s actually pretty decent, almost like a proper production.
Honestly, I could see Throat Locust has the potential to make their names everywhere soon. I don’t have much to say because the demo is nicely made. That being said, I’m really excited to see what’s next for them. But until then, let’s enjoy this piece of gem and headbang until our heads bleed. Ughhhh!
Dragged Through Glass is available in digital download format.
FFO: Bolt Thrower, Obituary, Carcass, Pantera, Gatecreeper