HAT (Norway) “The Demise of Mankind” CD review by Occult Black Metal Zine

HAT (Norway) “The Demise of Mankind” CD review

by Occult Black Metal Zine

By OccultBlackMetal

Hat are a band from Norway that plays primitive and hateful black metal and this is a review of their 2009 album “The Demise Of Mankind” which was released by Abyss Records.

Drums cover some variety with some slow to midpaced drumming mixed in with alot of fast playing and brutal blast beats, while the bass playing is mixed down low in the mix and seems to follow the riffs that are coming out of the guitars.

Rhythm guitars mix alot of different styles of black metal together with the slower riffs having an early 90’s depressing feel while the fast riffing is all primitive and dark as well as morbid in the classic Norwegian way with some midpaced riffing that almost has a thrash feel to it but is for the most part pure black metal, and there is little to no guitar leads present on this album except for the ocassional effects.

Vocals are all high pitched black metal screams, while the lyrics are written in a mixture of English and Norwegian with anti Christianity and Anti Life themes, as for the production it is very dark and raw sounding the way true Norwegian black metal should sound.

In my opinion Hat are a very good black metal band and this is probably the most primal black metal that I have heard coming out for years and the evil music makes me want to slaughter Xians in the Norwegian Woods, if you are a true fan of real black metal you should add this album to your collection. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE “Eternal Damnation Of The Soul” “Dyrets Fremmarsj” “Skydom” and “The Demise Of Mankind”. RECOMMENDED BUY.

Review link: http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2010/07/hatthe-demise-of-mankindabyss.html

Hat links:

Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/Evighat

Facebook : www.facebook.com/pages/Hat/154439157951339

Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/evighat

Abyss Records links:

Online Label & Online Music Store: www.officialabyssrecords.com

Myspace: www.myspace.com/abyssrecordsofficial

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Abyss-Records/164573050232055

Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/label/abyssrecords

Last fm: www.last.fm/label/AbyssRecords

Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/MinionfortheAbyss

Other links:

To purchase HAT “The Demise of Mankind” CD and other HAT merchandise go to: www.officialabyssrecords.com/product_info.php?products_id=6272

And to preview a song from their latest release “Vortex of Death” go to: www.youtube.com/watch?v=TX-KoqPnUJY or www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7XWXxp5LRk


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