Hate - Awakening Of The Liar
Hate from Warsaw, Poland, bring us the "Awakening Of The Liar". The first time I've heard about this band was a downloading of the song "Flagellation". The song sounded quite good and the music was of the extreme and well-played kind of polish metal that as a fact nowadays sweeps out all over Europe. Hate can best be described as death metal with faster and pounding tunes a´la Morbid Angel and slower parts like the ones that appeared on the "Sin War" with Dies Irae.
Another fact strikes me, as I read that "Awakening Of The Liar" are recorded and produced in Poland at Hard studio, Warsaw and Hertz studio, Bialystok. There aren´t many polish bands that goes abroad to record their albums - see Vader, Dies Irae, Decapitated, Behemoth, Yattering & Vesania. Well, the list can be long with good polish metal these days.
The album then - well as I said the influences are a mixture of the Polish and American style. Technical Death, without being boring and over ambitious. The songwriting and arrangements holds a very high level trough the whole album. Faster and slower parts fit very well together. As I said it never gets boring - due to their structure the slower parts fills an important role. If there is anything to complain about it must be the vocals, a little more variety and finess would make this band even better. In fact I think that a bit more work on the vocals would do a lot for the identity of Hate. And with death monuments like"Flagellation", "Close To The Nephilim", "The Shroud" and "Spirit Of Gospa" Hate are to be counted on in the future.