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SIEGE OF HATE - SUBVERSIVE BY NATURE - Candlelight Records 2004

Track Listing
1. Say your Prayers
2. Subversive by Nature
3. From the Top To The Fall
4. The Walls Built Inside Us
5. Nightmares of War
6. The Choosen Ones
7. Fake
8. Obscene Truth
9. Downfall
10. Trust
11. Siege of Hate
12. Forthcoming Holocaust
13. Martyr of Fools
14. Fairyland
15. The Future is Your Gift
16. This is For Real
17. Self-defense Contradictions
18. No Religion (D.R.I)
19. Misleaders
20. U.S.A.
The debut from Brazilian grinders SIEGE OF HATE offers 20 tracks in 30 minutes. (You do the math). I would compare listening to this disc to a brawling street fight. Arms and legs flailing everywhere and remembering nothing after it was over. With this many tunes you'd think this band is just going straight for the knockout punch each and every time, yet they manage to slow it down a few times giving the listener a nice breather before more moshing madness starts up again. I liked the addition of a Death Metal style fused in with the some of the tunes. Maybe it is more of a death production sound, but it certainly helps drive this style of music. It shows that these guys are not tying to just copycat the legends from the past but put their own stamp on an already unique genre. While not exactly my favorite style of metal I found more than a few positive things to take away from this cd and think SIEGE OF HATE could become leaders with their new breed of death-ska.

--Axeman 03.14.05
























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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Subversive By NatureSeige of Hate
2004
Axeman3/16/2005


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