Release DetailsLABEL Displeased Records
RELEASED ON 9/28/2005
posted on 8/2005 By:
I always considered Infinited Hate's existence sort of a curiosity. I remember reading a press release for their debut, Revel In Bloodshed, that marketed them as an outlet for the members of Sinister to merge classic death metal with some modern touches. Why this couldn't be accomplished in the now resurrected Sinister is beyond me. So, I'm not sure why Infinited Hate exists, but I'm glad they do. Heaven Termination is a pretty triumphant execution of the mission statement laid out in that press release I read way back when.
Infinited Hate reside in a sort of nebulous territory where the serpentine riff patterns of early Immolation and Suffocation are executed with the tenacity of a young Dismember. It's refreshing for me to hear bands who look to the past not only to capture modes of expression, but to also key in on a certain songwriting ethic that seems to get lost after genres reach their logical conclusion. That's what Infinited Hate have done. What results is not a throwback album, but one that aligns itself with the fundamental essence of the style without getting locked in time warp with bands like Ribspreader. "Unholy Commandments" eloquently partitions sets of choppy melodic riffs and discordant chordal sections before culminating in a flurry of visceral death metal blasting. It comes off almost as an early Death arrangement executed by Immolation. The calculated pacing "Purity Corrupted" is as vile as anything to be found on Immolation's Here in After or Morbid Angel's Domination.
There's a roominess to the production that allows each instrument to operate, but subtracts a bit from the overall heft. However, as Inifinited Hate seem more interested in purveying atmosphere than simply falling in line and trying to brutalize the audience like most of their modern peers, the lack of a sturdy bottom doesn't detract much. The addition of a real drummer is much appreciated. Dirk Verbeuren won't drop any draws on Heaven Termination, but he serves as the catalyst that transformed Infinited Hate from a promising side project to a very good band on its own merit.
This album might serve as a good example to the leagues of bands scouring their old school death metal collections in search of inspiration. Infinited Hate seem to understand that while looking to the past for inspiration is certainly acceptable, it's no excuse for regression. Intelligently arranging stacks of dark dexterous riffs, they've produced a product that is both pure death metal and pure class. A worthy investment for those not caught up in modern death metal's spiral into pointlessness and futility.
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