Hate - _Cain's Way_
(WWIII, 2002)
by: Aaron McKay (5.5 out of 10)
There is plenty of room for improvement here, but -what- Hate can improve is already honed to a fine point. What is distracting from _Cain's Way_ is the over-blended structures Hate utilizes. Where the band skillfully extenuates their music -- frictionless guitar parts, the far-too-few breakdowns, or harmonization -- this Polish outfit exists a hemisphere away from most things Behemoth, Yattering or Vader (killer!) are doing. I see Hate much the same way a cat sees its own reflections -- limited dimensionally. _Cain's Way_ would benefit significantly from capitalizing on this strengths like incensed guitar solos (see "Future Is Mayhem" at the 2 minute and 5 second mark). Harsh, dry vocals are another selling point that if I was in Hate, I would not hesitate to exploit. I think the fire in the belly remains untapped among this four-piece. Also, if Hate lost the atomic evil facade, too, it'd sure go a long way to minimizing the pigeonhole the band currently fits in. That area being one not conducive to wholly gratifying extreme metal.

(article published 26/3/2003)


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