|Review: Hate - Cain's Way|
Label: WWIII Music
Year released: 2002
Genre: Death Metal
Review online: August 3, 2002
Reviewed by: Christian Renner
Rated 4/5 (80%) (6 Votes)
This is the sophomore release from another excellent death metal band from Poland and I believe with this release Vader will not be the only band receiving all the praise and accolades. It is time for Vader to look over their shoulders because here comes Hate and if this album is any indication they are pissed.
Hate are going about their business of creating some kick ass death metal in the more traditional sense of the genre. Focusing on speed but without loosing any technicality in the process. The guitars are very clear with some killer riffs and excellent leads which are really reminiscent of the glory days of the undeniable gods of death metal, Chuck Shuldiner (R.I.P.) and Death. I am not saying this is a rip-off of Death just that they hold a lot of similarities and you can definitely hear the influences. Hell if you are going to emulate your influences you might as well go for the top :). The vocals are exactly what you would expect mainly harsh but there are a few almost spoken word parts to add that extra bit of punch.
The main thing that impressed me about the album besides the above average musicianship is the excellent variety in the songs. This is not a style of music that lends itself easily to an over abundance of variety but this album has plenty. You never get the feeling you have heard the same song twice. The brutal nature of the music makes this quite an accomplishment in and of itself.
Overall an album that I was really impressed with and a definite buy for fans of the genre. If you like your death metal in a more traditional brutal style then this album is certainly for you. Highly Recommended.
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