Review of the Album Bloodred Hatred by Danish Thrash Metal Band Hatesphere
A Little Bit About the Band Hatesphere
The band called Hatesphere caught my attention years ago with their second studio album called Bloodred Hatred and this album is nothing short of aggressive, hard-hitting riffs that will leave listeners in awe. The band’s name should have and could have been different but in terms of the melody in this 31 minute album, it is good enough to suffice for being a solid thrash and death metal album with groove influences. The band has its origins as far back as 1993 when they were under the name of Cauterized and then they changed their name to Necrosis before settling on the current name.
The Musical Impact That The Band Hatesphere Has Had Is
The album gave way to the band The Haunted that used this style of guitar work when they began as a band in 1996. This band is definitely better than Finland’s Mental Care Foundation because they mix groove metal with melody. Move over you guys because you have company! The only other well-known heavy metal band from Denmark that most fans of the genre know is Mercyful Fate and those guys aren’t really active. There is much disease, insanity, and negative influences in this world and I decided to review this album as a way to cope with all the tension that can result because we are faced with an onslaught of negative influences. Music at least for me has been a pretty effective coping mechanism especially because the situation in the US seems to be getting harder and harder by the day. But we have to pick ourselves up and somehow attempt to navigate a world that seems to have gone haywire. I had started back on May 20, 2017 listening to the voice of Jacob Bredahl as a way to witness some good death metal vocals!
Bloodred Hatred the Review Part 2
Disbeliever may be the best song in this album as Jacob Bredahl shows that he can really growl effectively! The song called Low Life Vendetta is about a person that is so toxic that they do not belong in our social circle. Unfortunately in the world today, there is much toxicity and we have to try and hang around those people that show us love and understanding. This album is nothing like a Reign in Blood style album and it is not as good as the album Slaughter of the Soul by At the Gates but it is still respectable groovy death and thrash metal. The first track which is an intro sounds like there is a music box that is playing as there are shouts in the background. This is an interesting way to start one of the heaviest albums in existence! One more comment about the song Disbeliever is that it starts with some noisy feedback as Bredahl shouts and there is some very impressive lead guitar play. The song Deeper and Deeper tries to tell us that we are stuck in a world of bad things and sometimes it is very difficult not to feel that the world is collapsing in front of us. We have two choices in life. We will either sink into the abyss or we must swim against the tide and try to fight it. Does it feel like we have nowhere to run? It sure feels that way sometimes. Overall the album is a solid piece of death and thrash metal from a band that should be given more love in spite of its name.
© 2018 Ara Vahanian