An Unexpected Reunion: The Sawtooth Grin

Posted: February 10, 2010 by Is This Revolutionary? in General Discussion
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Never in my wildest dreams would I have guessed that the almighty Sawtooth Grin would return in 2010. You could have told me that Nirvana were getting back together and it would have seemed less farfetched to me. For those of you unfamiliar with this abrasive metal outfit, The Sawtooth Grin initially formed in 1999 and put out their debut full-length, Cuddlemonster, in 2001. The release of The Dillinger Escape Plan’s groundbreaking Calculating Infinity may have caused fans of extreme auditory carnage to overlook this one, but I assure you, it is groundbreaking in its own regard. The combination of Rich Lombardi’s unmatched vocal attack and guitarist Jay Springman’s unconventional and complex approach to songwriting set the foundation for one of the most blistering tech-metal/grind performances ever recorded. After recording an additional EP, entitled Pervavor, The Sawtooth Grin split in 2004 and we haven’t heard a peep… until now.

With the addition of ex-The Number Twelve Looks Like You drummer, Jon Karel, and newbie Kevin Lowney on bass, The Sawtooth Grin has returned to “fuck your life”. With renewed energy and inspiration, it has been officially announced that the 4-piece will be putting out a new album this year. But what will it sound like? Can Rich still scream like that after all these years? Should anyone care? Why has everything become a question? I don’t know. What I do know is that judging by the demo clip below, we’re all doomed.

Fuckin’ D00M3D.


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