Hatecrowned are a band from Lebanon that plays a very raw and misanthropic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Newborn Serpent" which was released as a joint effort between Satanath Records and Darzamadicus Records.
Clean guitars start off the album along with some deep and grim black metal screams a few seconds later that also get high pitched after awhile along with heavy guitars also making their presence known and after the intro the music goes into more of a fast and raw direction along with a great amount of blast beats.
Throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and when solos and leads are utilized they are very dark and melodic sounding and the fast riffs also use a great amount of tremolo picking and at times the music brings in an old school Swedish vibe in the faster sections of the music.
Some of the riffs and growls also add a touch of death metal onto the recording and they also bring in a brief avant garde instrumental before returning back to a true style of black metal which also shows some of the riffs also bring in more morbid sounding melodies and there is also a track that also brings in a brief use of acoustic guitars and the title track is very long and epic in length and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Hatecrowned plays a musical style that is very heavily rooted mostly in the very fast, raw and heavy European black metal tradition and also add in a touch of death metal to create a very heavy album, the production sounds very powerful and heavy while the lyrics cover Misanthropy, Darkness, Death and Anti Cosmic Luciferianism themes.
In my opinion Hatecrowned are a very great sounding heavy, fast and raw misanthropic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should c heck out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Infest And Conquer" "Newborn Serpent" and "Wolves". 8 out of 10.