Total Hate are a band from Germany that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very raw and misanthropic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Lifecrusher-Contribution's To A World In Ruin" which will be released in February by Eisenwald.
Sound effects start off the album along with some distorted noises and after a minute the music starts getting a lot more heavier and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and once the music speeds up it goes into more of a raw black metal direction that also utilizes a great amount of blast beats.
Vocals are mostly grim, high pitched black metal screams and the riffs also bring in morbid sounding melodies at times along with the songs bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the music is very heavily rooted in the second wave style while the production gives the songs more of a modern atmosphere.
When solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark, raw yet melodic style and spoken word samples can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and all of the songs remain true to a very heavy musical direction and the last track is very long and epic in length while there is a hidden bonus song that brings in a punk rock and d beat approach to black metal..
Total Hate creates another recording that remains true to the hateful, raw and misanthropic black metal sound of previous recordings as well as avoiding any modern trends to create an album that is purely rooted in the genre, the production sounds very raw yet heavy at the same time while the lyrics cover Satanism, misanthropic and hateful themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Total Hate and if you are a fan of raw and misanthropic black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Sinister Reflections" and "Purification By Fire". 8 out of 10.