HavocHate - _This Violent Earth_
(Root of All Evil, 2003)
by: Adrian Magers (
It is indeed a violent earth, and HavocHate seem to take pride in helping keep the world's music that way. New England seems to be the epicenter to the American revitalization of thrash. Early attendees of any of the dates of the recently concluded Motorhead/Anthrax tour were treated to a live set from this up and coming act. The band takes on a sound that draws influence from the likes of Testament, Overkill, Slayer, etc. and makes the thrashy bits collide head-on with groove that Pantera, Pro-Pain, and the like would surely approve of. Speaking of Testament, guitar-god James Murphy lends his hand in producing (and guest guitar), and his stamp of approval is reason enough for metal enthusiasts to stand up and take notice. HavocHate also has a killer guitar tone, a knack for throwing sonic curveballs, well-executed vocals (which take on a semi-traditional speed metal sound; not unlike Overkill, but more mid-ranged and slightly more aggressive) and a good amount of individual talents to help them stand out in the northeast corner of the United States, and the rest of the world.
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