Sinister - _Hate_
(Nuclear Blast, 1995)
by: Gino Filicetti (7 out of 10)
Sinister are back and making their presence known with their third full length outing, _Hate_. The album was recorded at TNT studios in January of 1995, marking a full seven years since drummer Aad, and vocalist Mike started this Holland-based band. The CD starts off with a cool intro track, which plunges the listener into an evil, haunted house atmosphere, with supposedly satanic chants coming from every direction. Just as the chanting reaches its peak, Sinister storm onto the scene with their brutally heavy guitars, and breakneck blast beats care of drummer and founding father, Aad. The lyrics are sure to scare off any and all Christians, and make them shudder when they hear the blasphemous bellowings coming from Mike's throat. Obvious influences here are Deicide and Cannibal Corpse, not surprising since they did tour with both of those bands at one time or another in Europe. One thing that can be said about Sinister is that they are completely uncomprimising with regards to their speed and brutality. One song that kind of rises above the crowd is 'Unseen'. It's got a catchy chorus, intelligent lyrics, and is definitely my favorite track on the album. The music on this CD isn't very innovative or eye poppingly new and fresh, but it does contain certain elements which do not make it totally worthless.

(article published 2/9/1995)

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