Hateplow - _Everybody Dies_
(Pavement, 1998)
by: Paul Schwarz (8 out of 10)
This is a side project of sorts for Phil Fasciana and Rob Barret of Malevolent Creation, among others. However, this is not some lame music thrown together without skill and marketed solely on the standing of the people involved in it. Hateplow is certainly not a million miles away from Malevolent Creation, however, and will certainly appeal to fans of the band. What is different is, to some extent, down to the lyrical content as well as the music. The music is a similar mix of the crunch and precision of death and the punk of grind to that the mighty Terrorizer purveyed. The sound of this classic band is especially noticeable on such tracks as "Challenged" and "Prison Bitch", while "Stalker", among others, leans far more towards the kind of death metal Malevolent Creation typically create. Lyrically, the band concentrate on sick and unpleasant aspects of life such as crack addiction and mental illness. They state, however, in the album's credits, that "These songs are real stories. Names have been changed to protect the guilty. In no way are we fascist, racist or hatemongers." Their reasons for including this disclaimer may relate to past experiences Malevolent Creation have had with their lyrics being misconstrued. The band includes a cover of Cream's "Sunshine of Your Love" rendered in their grindcore style, which, though it provides some amusement, does not fit with the tone of the album and is rightly noted as a bonus track. All in all, a very vicious collection of songs both musically and lyrically, and most likely to appeal to fans of Malevolent Creation and Terrorizer.

(article published 1/9/1998)

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