Infinited Hate
Revel in Bloodshed

While I’m sure it’s the most tired tactic of them all, I can’t but mention the fact that Infinited Hate is another band where Rachel Heyzer-Kloosterwaard (of Occult and Sinister-fame) speaks sexily through her throat with Death Metal playing in the background. From what I gather, the band was formed late 2003 to fill the void left by the disbanded Sinister. And besides just Rachel, features two other Sinister members. Respectively, Aad Kloosterwaard on the drums and Ron van de Polder with the guitars and bass. Now, one might think that “Well, there’s at least some experience in this band” – which I’m sure there is, but to me, I just can’t seem to hear it.

Infinited Hate’s debut album, Revel in Bloodshed is an album that you plug in, listen through once or twice and forget that it even exists. Now, if I would have gotten the “Sick and Twisted Death Metal” which was promised on their website, I wouldn’t be bitching too much about it but the whole album sounds forced. And if not forced, well, I guess some guys need to take more time in the Skunk Work factory to take their ideas further and actually conclude such plans before pressing the record-button. They also say that they’re combining the European and American Death Metal together. Again, I wish the case was so. There’s no sight of the “in your face-attitude” made known by some of the gore driven American acts, no groove to bet your funk on, nor are there any great melodies that some of the (Eastern) European bands are known for. Sure the band speeds all the way through the album but so do 9 out of 10 of the other Death Metal bands so that’s hardly a surprise. And it seems that “brutal and twisted” equals low vocals run through a couple of filters and not, for example, wicked guitar playing, interesting hooks or out-of-this-world drumming. No riffs to bang your head against the brick walls. No violence to spread through the streets. No gore to scare your kids. Devoid of anything remotely interesting, I don’t see why anyone should waste their time on this. Well, that’s not entirely true. The cover version of Kreator’s “Flag Of Hate” is hell of a lot better than the band’s own material, but it’s a real shame that in all honesty, even the cover is still quite mediocre. Kreator deserves better.

If you’re in need of Death Metal, check out the new albums by Dismember and De Lirium’s Order. Both of which are sexcellent. Unlike this piece of garbage.

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Written by Mikko K.
April 28th, 2004

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