Detroit metallers Hate Unbound released their debut album Plague February 17th 2017 via Inverse Records.
The band recorded their album at Elaire Studios Spring/Summer of 2016 in their hometown of Detroit, Michigan. Having also shared the stage with bands such as Battle Cross, Dying Fetus and Heretic, Hate Unbound have built a reputation through their passion for all things metal and heavy.
Plagues is an album filled with tasty guitar riffs, blast beats and harsh vocals. With the first half of the album thumping of heavy fast groove style thrash metal goodness, then slowing down for the second half for a more melodic death metal inspired eargasmic experience.
This quintet of storming metal bringers strike out heavy with this release. Hitting you hard straight from the off with opening track “Baptized In Lies” enticing with anger, power and pure grittiness. The aggressiveness carries straight on with the next track and our personal favourite “Cut” blasting in with a killer groove sounding intro and slowed crunchy riffage building up with momentum and full on carnage. There is also doomy natured track “Grey Skies” going back to that melodic death metal style intertwined with some thrashy elements. To sum up Hate Unbound is as if Pantera, Lamb of God and Iron Maiden had a three way whilst listening to death metal in the background and born the Detroit headbangers to life.
Guitarists Daryl Mitchell and William Cundiff set a finger blistering pace throughout the album with plenty of triplet picking, breakdown riffs and melodic solos. All accompanied by Franklin “Foot” Hannah’s insane drumming skills and bassist Sean Demura low end boom. Topped off by Art Giammarra violent vocal assault of deep growls.
Drawing influences from many different bands and making no excuses for the noise they unleash Hate Unbound are a definite must have for fans of old school thrash and death metal with a slight modern twist and influences, we’d highly recommend this for your headbanging and listening pleasure.
Hate Unbound are on tour in America in March and you can check out their new video for “I, Martyr” now on YouTube.
Harsh gritty thrash metal meets groove inspired melodic death metal