Deep In Hate

Album Title: 
Chronicles Of Oblivion
Release Date: 
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Review Type: 

Short introduction: Deep In Hate hail from France; two albums before: Only The Strong Survive and Origins Of Inequality (resp. in 2007 and 2011). The quintet (now with drummer Nicolas Bastos, whom you might know from his co-operation with Aborted) return with a nine-tracker that lasts for thirty five minutes.

Chronicles Of Oblivion brings pretty technical Modern Death Metal with a Grind-edge, which is less mathematically constructed than before (read: less Deathcore-oriented), yet still highly influenced by the likes of Gojira, Job For A Cowboy, Whitechapel, All Shall Perish, Abysmal Dawn, Calm Hatchery etc. The sound is massive, the performance is massive, the result, in logical consequence, is too. Another (minor) difference with the past is the tempo; this time it turns out to be somewhat slower than before, yet this does not mean softer. And the abatement of technically hyper-constructed ideas did not lead to a lesser intensity. On the contrary, I think Chronicles Of Oblivion might be Deep In Hate’s most intense and impressive recording to date. Oh yes, Sven ‘Svencho’ de Caluwé (Aborted etc.) guests on Wingless Gods.