Music Review: Hate Eternal – Phoenix Amongst The Ashes (2011)

Hate Eternal are so fucking extreme that they seem incomprehensible to most. A world that is often heard complaining about the lack of freshness and innovation will realize a few years from now that Hate Eternal have always been way ahead of their time. The complex song structures with mind-boggling riffs and nonstop blast bleats make the music seem monotonous, but death metal fans come to understand at some point that this band is not interested in offering too much variety. Erik Rutan’s scathing vocals and the spine-chilling solos make it even clearer that one should turn to other bands for frills; Hate Eternal’s one-dimensional blasting is the path they have chosen to take death metal to greater heights of extreme brutality. Phoenix Amongst The Ashes is such an intense album that after the several listens it takes for the listener to come to terms all over again with Hate Eternal’s highly advanced style of death metal, it makes everything else sound very mild. The all-out death metal attack which makes it seem like the music doesn’t have much repeat value actually requires numerous listens to understand how death metal has progressed while remaining in its purest form.


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7 Responses to “Music Review: Hate Eternal – Phoenix Amongst The Ashes (2011)”

  1. 1 Nikhil
    May 8, 2011 at 11:47

    Hate Eternal are all about Focussed Rage and Intensity. That is evident from the fact that they haven’t changed their style much in all these years. That’s why I fucking love them.


  2. 3 navin
    May 8, 2011 at 13:52

    the drums on this album are sick!! and obviously rutan’s leads and solos. this album took me about three listens to appreciate its awesomeness!!


    • May 8, 2011 at 15:36

      They have a new drummer, yeah? Rutan’s first and only order to him must have been to blast nonstop.


      • 5 Nikhil
        May 9, 2011 at 08:18

        Yeah man , the dude’s name is Jade Simonetto and he’s cool. I miss Roddy though. JJ Hubrovcak from Vile is also in on Bass which is a good thing. Everything sounds very clear on this one. And dude Hate Eternal are just 3 piece now but they fucking unleash earthquakes live ! 😀


  3. 7 maniak
    May 9, 2011 at 03:33

    new morbid angel album is gonne be killer \\’|’//


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