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Hate Eternal - King of All Kings - reviewed by: ChaosLord

Track Listing
1. Our Reckoning
2. King Of All Kings
3. The Obscure Terror
4. Servants Of the Gods
5. Beyond Redemption
6. Born By Fire
7. Chants In Declaration
8. Rising Legions Of Black
9. In Spirit (The Power Of Mana)
10. Powers That Be
Alright here's my take on this album.

I was very pleased with the first Hate Eternal release, "Conquering the Throne" and was hoping for more with this album. However, I was extremely let down. The production on this CD is reminiscent of old DarkThrone albums. The music is awesome and crushes at points, but overall I just couldn't do it. The production on the first album is pretty good and if the production were better on this album I believe it would have been a whole lot better. Only go pick this one up if you are a diehard Erik Rutan/Hate Eternal supporter.
--Reviewed by ChaosLord 2.07.03
About this Writer:
Greg Watson // Greg Watson has been hooked on the loud and heavy sounds since the summer of 1994 when he first heard the opening notes of "Operation: Mindcrime" by Queensryche. Since then his tastes have expanded and grown like the ever evolving heavy metal tree of genres. He has been an active member of Maximum Metal off and on for 10 years. In his spare time, Greg enjoys deciding the fate of his loyal subjects in the realm of Skyrim and secretly playing air keyboard to "Separate Ways" by Journey when no one is watching. He currently resides in Roanoke, VA with his wife and his metal wannabe beagle.

Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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ALL FULL REVIEWS FOR: HATE ETERNAL
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REVIEWER DATE
I, MonarchHate Eternal
2005
Eric Compton7/7/2005
King of All KingsHate Eternal
2002
Greg Watson2/7/2003


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InfernusHate Eternal
2015
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