In our quest to become the best chainsaw blog on the net, we always try to share our passion for the grand adventure that is our descent into the madness of chainsaw obsession. In a previous blog post, I promised to scour the internet in search of fine examples of chainsaw music. Once again we will return to those kings of chainsaw music: the illustrious Jackyl. Today’s offering is the title track from the 1996 CD Cut the Crap. With a driving guitar riff and a grooving bass line, Jackyl‘s “Cut the Crap” is a satisfying piece of hard rock sleaze. Although the “chainsaw solo” is not the roaring perfection of Jackyl‘s earlier “Lumberjack”, the chainsaw riffing does provide great accompaniment to the driving rhythm of the bass line. Sadly, there is no official video release of this song due to the grunge explosion that gutted the hard rock and metal scene of the nineties era, but the track is well worth a listen. Chainsaw lovers will not be disappointed. For more Jackyl info, check the official page http://www.rockmerollmejackylmeoff.com/
Next up is a great offering from the Finnish masters of horror rock: Lordi‘s “Chainsaw Buffet”. Coming off of their 2006 hit album The Arockalypse, this song also lacks an official video, but it does feature Twisted Sister‘s axeman Jay Jay French. There are no chainsaw solos, but the song does have a chainsaw roaring intro. A tongue-in-cheek song for horror fans, the song does have a great guitar solo and a catchy chorus. Give it a listen. Check the official webpage http://www.lordi.fi/
Our next video is a straight-up hard rock outing by the young band Red In White. The song has “Chainsaw” as its title and is off of the 2013 album Wildness Within. The video features a brief glimpse of a familiar chainsaw wielding horror hero. This This Brazillian hard rock band delivers a classic rock video and features some excellent guitar work by Daniel Scarr. A satisfying musical romp well worth five minutes of your time. Visit their official site here
Our final selection is a zany offering from Atlanta based Family Force Five. This is an interesting rap/hip hop video from 2013’s Reanimated, and it introduces a chainsaw inspired dance move. This video also includes footage of band members destroying innocent furniture with an abused Husqvarna in a manner very reminiscent of Jackyl’s “Lumberjack” video. Although not my usual genre of choice, this video is a pretty fun outing in the arena of chainsaw music (I do recommend a viewing of their latest video “Sweep the Leg”). Family Force Five’s official website can be found here.