Formed in Boston in 2005 by refugees from Milligram (quick shot of Darryl) and Lamont (black & white photo of Jase), Hackman exploded onto the world stage with the release of their debut full-length "The New Normal" in 2007, which garnered praise far and wide, eventually ending up on year-end "best-of" lists, including Best Song Title for "Fuck You, I played Altamont" (420 Trainwreck). After acquiring a new drummer (video clip of Owen), how was Hackman to follow up "The New Normal"? By recording "Enterprises" with producer in excelsis Andrew Schneider (Unsane, Pelican, Scissorfight, etc.) at his studio Translator Audio in scenic Brooklyn, New York of course. Staying the course of carving out heavy riffs with minimal vocals, Hackman wrote and recorded 10 new songs, recording to 2" tape and utilizing multiple tunings. Is it instrumental? Not really. Well, why don't Hackman have more vocals? Because they don't have much to say, and words just don't do justice to what there is to communicate. Only crushing riffs and pounding drums, feedback and repetition, can do the job properly. As the French said about Hackman, "obviously the devastation is considerable". Yes, the devastation is indeed considerable. Hackman made sure of that by adding a second guitar player, Seth Farrell, to augment their already generous sound. Check out "Enterprises" (shot of cover) and drop out.