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Hate
Tremendum
June 2017
Released: 2017, Napalm Records
Rating: 3.0/5
Reviewer: Metal-Rules.com UK Team

Some bands are survivors, Hate certainly fall into that category. They have existed since 1990, and now unleash upon us their tenth full length album. Some bands survive by constantly evolving, others survive by ploughing the same furrow. According the band's official press release they have completely changed their sound for this release. As such they fall into both categories simultaneously. An interesting paradox.



The album opens with "Asuric Being", a militaristic and atavistic beginning. It is both jarring and atonal, before it explodes in a frigid cold flame. Vile and vital, it is the blackest of Black metal. Next up is "Indestructable Pillar", all full throttle Marduk-esque bloos and thunder, and "Svarog's Mountain", with its considered intro and tormented, crippling malice. However, it predictably and somewhat clumsily convulses into a trite ejaculation of warp speed fury. The album moves on with "Numinesum". Its unsettling bile-flecked chunks of fetid melody snake in and out of the whirlpool. It succeeds because its tempo is slower.



"Fidelis Ad Mortem" is another standout moment. Putrid and violent, it is a psychotic paean to death. The album lurches back into formulaic territory with "In Burning Gehenna", its macabre intro vomiting forth into a violent torrent and snarling vocal diatribe. "Sea Of Rubber" is as subtle as a sledgehammer to the scrotum, and just as painful to listen to. "Ghostforce" is a bass drum powered cataclysm, amidst a typically venomous onslaught. Album closer "Walk Through Fire" is more of the same except that it lasts a little longer; a prolonging of the torture.



Listening to "Tremendum" is very much like standing in the path of a runaway train. Because of the uncompromising approach many of the album's nuances are buried; the breakneck pace entombs them under layers of snow and ice. Some of the intros the band have concocted are darkly enticing, but too often give way to maelstrom intensity with little or no surcease. Not an album for the weak of heart.



Review by Owen Thompson.
Track Listing

1. Asuric Being
2. Indestructable Pillar
3. Svarog's Mountain
4. Numinesum
5. Fidelis Ad Mortem
6. Into Burning Gehenna
7. Sea Of Rubble
8. Ghostforce
9. Walk Through Fire

Lineup

Adam the First Sinner - Guitars/Vocals
Pavulon - Drums
Domin - Lead Guitar
Apeiron - Bass
Dean Arnold - Lead Guitar

Contact

http://http://hate-metal.com/


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Hate
Tremendum
June 2017
Released: 2017, Napalm
Rating: 2.5/5
Reviewer: John Haseltine

I’m not 100% sure I will be able to do this release the justice it may deserve. Poland’s premier death metallars Hate have been numbing the senses of their fans and listeners with some of the most bombastic and brutal blackened death metal for more than 20 years.



Their latest release, TREMENDUM is a passion filled work of art according to founder and vocalist Sinner. I feel for ya. Every musician and or artist will say that about their work. It has been many years since I’ve listened to Hate. I thought when I saw the album in my list of picks; I was actually looking forward to it. But after several runs through the disc, I keep coming to the same conclusion with it. Blah! When I first heard Hate 10 or 12 years ago, it was a time when I was listening to a lot of extreme metal. I remember really enjoying them. And maybe it is now due to the fact that I have not eased myself back into the more extreme side of metal yet. As far as extreme metal goes, sure it is extreme.



I also remember them as having more of a death metal sound to them. TREMENDUM comes off on more of the black metal side of the road with ferocious blast beats and gut churning guitars. They just seem to be grinding away from start to finish.



Now, I really do not want to say anything on the negative side here about this release, and this is a shocker to me as wee, it did nothing for me. It actually bored me at times. Please do not write them off on my word, but not matter the style or genre, it should at least give you more than the eh? feeling TREMENDUM left me feeling.
Track Listing

1. Asuric Being
2. Indestructible 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

Lineup

Sinner - vocal & guitar
Pavulon - drums
Apeiron - bass (session)
Domin - guitar (session)

Contact

N/A


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