Search


Categories

Latest updates...

TAIGA - review
(February 25, 2018)
KREATOR - review
(February 25, 2018)
ULTIMATE DARKNESS - review
(February 24, 2018)
PUNGENT STENCH - review
(February 24, 2018)
BALMOG - review
(February 24, 2018)
REVEL IN FLESH - review
(February 24, 2018)
PUNGENT STENCH - review
(February 22, 2018)
DSKNT - review
(February 22, 2018)
ECTOPLASMA - review
(February 21, 2018)
AORLHAC - review
(February 20, 2018)
ROTHEADS - review
(February 15, 2018)
PHRENELITH - review
(February 15, 2018)
RIOT - review
(February 15, 2018)
CRUCIFYRE - review
(February 15, 2018)
MALICE - review
(February 14, 2018)
RAPTURE - review
(February 09, 2018)
DESTRUCTION - review
(February 09, 2018)
DESTRUCTION - review
(February 09, 2018)
HOBBS ANGEL OF DEATH - review
(February 09, 2018)
DESTRUCTION - review
(February 09, 2018)
DESTRUCTION - review
(February 09, 2018)
DESTRUCTION - review
(February 09, 2018)
DESTRUCTION - review
(February 09, 2018)
DEFENESTRATION - review
(February 08, 2018)
MASTER / DEHUMAN - review
(February 07, 2018)

HATECROWNED
HATECROWNED
Newborn Serpent
(Symbol Of Domination Productions / Satanath Records)
39:52min

Sometimes hopeful careers are ended before they even begun. Well, I'm not sure if the career of HATECROWNED might have been great. But judging from their first (and only) album “Newborn Serpent”, the duo from Tripoli, Lebanon, is a loss for the Black Metal scene. It's not that the band re-invented or revolutionized the genre with this album. But the album has a refreshing old school sound that summons the spirit of the mid of the 1990s, when Black Metal made the first progress. The primitive and evil music of the churchburners took a more mature direction back then and other influences than so called “True Black Metal” became more and more accepted. Especially some melodies, both fragmentary and distinctive, added a new and great note to the old sound. And this era of Black Metal is very well depicted on “Newborn Serpent”. Somehow I feel reminded of the underrated and pretty overlooked THE ABYSS, particularly their first album “The Other Side”. HATECROWNED had a similar feeling how to integrate some melodies into a harsh Black Metal song. The jangling vocals are another thing both bands had in common. But HATECROWNED sounded unique enough to find their own niche in the Black Metal scene. There are so many nice ideas and exciting turns in the songs that make “Newborn Serpent” one of the best albums of the genre I listened to in the past months. So, even though the band split up recently, give their album a chance. Check out http://hatecrownedofficial.bandcamp.com or www.facebook.com/hatecrowned. Or visit the label to save your copy of the album, limited to 500 copies, at: www.satanath.com

Thomas Meyer

< back   |   print   |   report errors   |   order from Amazon.de   |   order from Amazon.com



© 2000 - 2017 - Voices From The Darkside   |   Page origin: Dec. 04, 2000