Hath are a band from new Jersey that plays a blackened form of death metal and this is a review of their 2019 album "Of Rot And Ruin" which will be released in April by Willowtip.
Bell sounds start off the album before going into a heavier direction which also uses a great amount of dark sounding melodies. When the music speeds up a great amount of brutal sounding blast beats can also be heard. Vocals are mostly death metal growls and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them while the solos and leads are done in a very dark yet melodic style as well as having their technical moments. When screams are utilized they also add in a touch of black metal along with that influenced being added in the fast tremolo picking and semi melodic yet rough vocals can also be heard briefly while a couple of tracks.
Some of tracks also add acoustic guitars into the music which also add an ethnic feeling to some of the songs they are presented on. Clean playing can also b e heard in certain sections of the recording along with the music focusing more on a heavy and brutal style and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length. As the album progresses an acoustic instrumental is added onto the recording before returning back to a heavier direction on the remaining songs. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Hath are a very great sounding blackened death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Usurpation" "Withered" and "Progeny". 8 out of 10.
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