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CD review HATE "Tremendum"

Veröffentlicht am 10. Mai 2017 von Markus W. in Hate, Death Metal, Black Metal, Thrash Metal, News, CD Review, Napalm Records

(8/10) ‘Hate’ is an emotion that's part of the human nature and is existing from time immemorial. This doesn’t go for the band that named themselves Hate even though the guys have already a 26 year history in metal. Actually they are as long in business as Polish black metal flagship Behemoth in whose shadow the quartet stood for many years.

Hate can look back on nine full-length longplayers, each of them a blood-curdling blackened death metal release. Being overshadowed by the mighty Behemoth for a longer time, Hate started recently to gain a stronger position in the fields of extreme metal. The guys get more and more attention and it's discs like their newest strike “Tremendum” that are one asset for this rising popularity.

Maybe ‘popularity’ isn’t the best word to describe what this longplayer is about. Hate will never reach the mainstream and they also don’t want to go there. The music of this four-piece band is aiming for fans of dark and hellish metal that comes right out of the abyss.

“Tremendum” features nine songs, giving a running time of 45 minutes. In these three quarters of an hour the band takes the listener on an infernal journey through the netherworld. What distinguishes this longplayer from many other records in this genre is the level of diversification. Of course, Hate will be never a prog metal band, but they are including much more in their songs than just doing things with full blast according to the book. Their tenth album is actually a quite entertaining piece of music that combines a brutal harshness with a passion for details in song and sound.

It’s hard to pick and choose some tracks for going more into depth. This has to do with all of them being highly exciting and very well-crafted. Deep growls, immense riffs and bludgeoning drumming are trademarks that are weaved into each of the nine tracks on “Tremedum”, an album that opens the gates also for non-black metal fans. Horns up for a band that finally gets the recognition they deserve.

 

(8/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. Asuric Being
  2. Indestructable Pillar
  3. Svarog’s Mountain
  4. Numinosum
  5. Fidelis ad Mortem
  6. Into Burning Gehenna
  7. Sea of Rubble
  8. Ghostforce
  9. Walk Through Fire

 

Label: Napalm Records

Genre: Death Metal

Release Date EU: May 5th, 2017

CD review HATE "Tremendum"
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Hatefest dates 2015 - with SIX FEET UNDER, VADER and more

Veröffentlicht am 29. Januar 2015 von Markus W. in Hatefest, Six Feet Under, Hate, Vader, Marduk, Death Metal, Thrash Metal, Tour, News

Next to their own tour Vader and Hate also join the Hatefest package that is rolling through Germany in April this year. Here are the dates and the bands:

Hatefest dates 2015 - with SIX FEET UNDER, VADER and more
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VADER on tour with HATE

Veröffentlicht am 29. Januar 2015 von Markus W. in Vader, Hate, Thrash Metal, Death Metal, News, Tour, Heavy Metal

A Polish trash/death package is rolling though Europe in sping 2015. Vader and Hate are playing several shows and here are the dates:

 

VADER on tour with HATE
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New video from HATE

Veröffentlicht am 28. Januar 2015 von Markus W. in Hate, Thrash Metal, Death Metal, Black Metal, News, Video

Hate has released an new video for the song "Leviathan". The six minutes long track comes from the "Crusade:Zero" album that will be release Friday this week. Check it out.

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CD review HATE "Crusade: Zero"

Veröffentlicht am 26. Januar 2015 von Markus W. in Hate, Behemoth, Dark Metal, Death Metal, Black Metal, Heavy Metal, CD Review, News

(7/10) Hate feels always a bit like the little brother of Behemoth. This has to do with the music and the image of both bands as well as with the having Poland as their homeland. But it wouldn't be totally fair towards Hate to only reduce them to this comparison since both bands started around the same time - in the beginning of the 90's. However, Hate never reached the same status and recognition.

Hate has in the meantime nine full-length records in their discography. The latest one is "Crusade: Zero" which comes via Napalm Records. The constant factor throughout all those years is singer and guitarist Adam 'The First Sinner' Buszko. For the rest the line-up was quite 'flexible' with many changes. The most negative moment was when the bands bassplayer Slawomir Kusterka died in 2013 while the band has been on tour. A sad moment.

But the band, and esp. Adam Buszko, decided that this will not be the end of the Hate. They wrote new songs, they went into the studio and they release the new album with 8 death metal tracks plus four intros/intermezzi. Interersting that it's the two short intros that mark the beginning of the record; the first one more melancholic, the second one more aggressive.

With "Death liberator" the first real song hits your ears. It's a midtempo track with the deep growls from Buszko that gives you the feeling of facing a bulldozer that you can't escape from. Next to this energetic opener the range of songs goes from blasting tracks like "Hate is the law" to slower tunes like "Valley of darkness" with an almost classic metal solo.

Dramatic elements like "The omnipresence" and "Black aura debris" are also part of the album and I'm not sure if those are really needed. Having those elements once or twice is OK. But here I have the feeling that those are breaking the flow. Probabaly a conscious decison, but not really what I prefer.

Next to that "Crusade: Zero" is still an album that is worth to check. And it's also a clear sign that you can stand up even stronger after some strokes of fate.

 

(7/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. Vox dei (A call from beyond)
  2. Lord, make me an instrument of thy wrath!
  3. Death liberator
  4. Leviathan
  5. Doomsday celebrities
  6. Hate is the law
  7. Valley of darkness
  8. Crusade Zero
  9. The omnipresence
  10. Rise omega the consequence!
  11. Dawn of war
  12. Black aura debris

 

Label: Napalm Records

Genre: Black Metal

CD review HATE "Crusade: Zero"
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Tour dates from KAMPFAR and HATE in 2014

Veröffentlicht am 29. Dezember 2013 von Markus W. in Hate, News, Tour, Kampfar

Here are the dates:


28.03.14 – München (GER) Backstage Halle 
29.03.14 – Leipzig (GER) Hellraiser 
30.03.14 – Berlin (GER) Comet 
31.03.14 – Hamburg (GER) Markthalle 
01.04 14 – Osnabruck (GER) Bastard Club 
02.04.14 – Essen (GER) Turock 
03.04.14 – London (UK) Underworld 
04.04.14 – Rotterdam (NL) Baroeg 
05.04.14 – Alsfeld (GER) K.O.B.M.
06.04.14 – Zurich (CH) Werk 21 
08.04.14 – Paris (F) Nouveau Casino 
09.04.14 – Dijon (F) Vapeur 
10.04.14 – Stuttgart (GER) Club Zentral 
11.04.14 – Graz (AUT) Explosiv 
12.04.14 – Prague (CZ) Modra Vopice 
13.04.14 – Geiselwind (GER) Music Ha
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Source: Napalm Records (Promo)

Source: Napalm Records (Promo)

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