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Band
The Hate Colony
Title
Ascending
Type
LP/EP
Company
Mighty Music
YOR
2017
Style
Metalcore/Hardcore
10/16/2017 - Review by: Eric Compton
Twelve abrasive metalcore cuts that ebb and flow
'Ascending' is the third full-length for this Norwegian metalcore band. Valid comparisons are likely to be made to heavyweights like Thy Art is Murder, Fleshgod Apocalypse and Lamb of God. The Hate Colony is absolutely brutal here, creating twelve abrasive cuts that ebb and flow with a variety of influences. There is a hint of electronics here and there, accenting furious fretwork and a chugging start and stop rhythm. Vocals are the cookie cutter variety with the more streamlined tracks like 'The Collector' and 'The Undertaker' keeping my attention. Definitely one of the heaviest albums of 2017.
Recommended for fans of: Fleshgod Apocalypse, Thy Art is Murder, Lamb of God
PERSONAL BREAKDOWN:

ENJOYMENT
3.5
MUSIC
3.5
VOCALS
3
PRODUCTION
4
ARTWORK
2
LYRICS
3


  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    3.5 :AVE RATING

ALL REVIEWS FOR: THE HATE COLONY
TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
Ascending
2017
Mighty Music
Eric Compton10/16/2017
3.5

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