Saturday, July 10, 2010

Hate- Anaclasis: A Haunting Gospel of Malice & Hatred

This review was originally written back in 2005.

Anaclasis is the first track to open up the new album, but Hate decides to use some sort of intro before they rush right into the song. Overall it took me a while to get into this song, due to the fact of its slower pace than the rest of the album.

Necropolis is full of malice guitar riffs and for some odd reason this song reminded me of the material that was on Deicide’s album Serpents of the Light. Hex is a track that begins with Adam The First Sinner’s technical guitar riffs. Around the twenty-nine second mark the pace starts to pick up as it based more on full speed blasting and groove riffs. Hex also shows a crisp clean guitar tone, with Malediction the next track up on the album and Adam The First Sinner wastes no time as he jumps right into the track with those rapid speed demon palm muted riffs. Malediction also boasts some heavy breakdowns, which Cyprian shows his full bass playing capabilities. Hellrizer demolishes forth on the drums with his flesh melting blast beats and battering cymbal work.

Euphoria of the New Breed is nothing more than Deicide worship, but the keyboard samples is what gives the song more of a distinct identity of it’s own and more of an industrial metal feel. Razorblade is track number six and one of the tracks that is overall mid paced groove. Immorality begins with the drums starting in the song real low, but then the sound comes in and Hate unleashes the beastization on Immorality with no more than top-notch musicianship. Hellrizer also adds some creative techniques in his drumming, Adam The First Sinner’s riffs on this song in particular are memorable and he includes a short guitar solo.

Fountains of Blood to Reach Heaven is the last song on the eight-track album Anaclasis: A Haunting Gospel of Malice & Hatred and is the longest song on the album. Hate prove with this track that speed is a major factor, because Fountains of Blood to Reach Heaven is a speed vortex. Adam The First Sinner’s vocals on this track sound just like the work done by Nergal of Behemoth. Production was done at Hertz studio, which is known for the involvement of producing albums by Decapitated, Lost Soul, Dissenter, Trauma and many other polish death metal bands. So if you are a fan of death/black metal, I think it would be a good investment to put your money into the newest Hate release Anaclasis: A Haunting Gospel of Malice & Hatred.

Rating 7.5/10

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