Hath - Of Rot And Ruin



8.2 | 64 votes |
Release date: 12 April 2019
Style: Death metal

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01. Usurpation
02. Currents
03. Rituals
04. To Atone
05. Withered
06. Worlds Within
07. Kindling
08. Accursed
09. Progeny

Line-up
Frank Albanese - guitars, vocals
Peter Brown - guitars
AJ Viana - drums
Greg Nottis - bass, vocals

Guest musicians
Shane Jost - vocals

Additional info
Recorded and mixed at AJ Viana Productions.
Mastered at West Westside Mastering.

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20.04.2019 - 18:33
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Heard a lot about this album. Best DM so far this year?
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13.05.2019 - 04:15
Rating: 10
crucifiedjesus
Really good
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13.05.2019 - 12:34
Mercurial
Written by tea[m]ster on 20.04.2019 at 18:33

Heard a lot about this album. Best DM so far this year?

It's fine. It's well made and everything, but very ordinary to my ears. Definitely more deserving bands out there.
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24.07.2019 - 20:38
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Not sure I would call this "very ordinary". It's certainly not groundbreaking or very unique by any means, but I'd say they manage to combine a more melodic and accessible songwriting style with a fairly aggressive edge in a way that not many death metal bands are very good at. On top of that I'm a big fan of the use of clean vocals throughout, and the production is certainly perfectly suited to the style. Like the fine man above me said, there are more deserving bands for the title of best DM of the year, but this is to my ears an extremely enjoyable listen.
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26.07.2019 - 13:07
gavdann
Written by Mercurial on 13.05.2019 at 12:34

Written by tea[m]ster on 20.04.2019 at 18:33

Heard a lot about this album. Best DM so far this year?

It's fine. It's well made and everything, but very ordinary to my ears. Definitely more deserving bands out there.

Care to share with the class who? Because I agree that this Hath album is right up there with the best 2019 DM releases so far.
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26.07.2019 - 15:14
Mercurial
Written by gavdann on 26.07.2019 at 13:07

Care to share with the class who? Because I agree that this Hath album is right up there with the best 2019 DM releases so far.

Well that wouldn't be the biggest achievement as 2019 hasn't been that strong for death metal, but for argument's sake I'd pick over this the likes of Inoculation, Nucleus, Abyssal, Consummation, Venom Prison, Noctambulist, maybe a handful of others like Musmahhu, but I ended not really coming back to that too much. The real winners this year despite their brief length would be Mortal Incarnation, and Suffering Hour (if we're including blackened sounds). As I said I find this album fine for what it is, but a whole album's worth is too much for my attention given it lacks a bit of character and is a bit "of the people" with it's, to me, ordinary, sound.
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26.07.2019 - 15:14
Mercurial
Written by Alex F on 24.07.2019 at 20:38

On top of that I'm a big fan of the use of clean vocals throughout

There are clean vocals in this? I don't remember any.
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26.07.2019 - 16:05
gavdann
Written by Mercurial on 26.07.2019 at 15:14

Written by Alex F on 24.07.2019 at 20:38

On top of that I'm a big fan of the use of clean vocals throughout

There are clean vocals in this? I don't remember any.

Are you sure you've listened to this album? :-D Your idea of conventional sounding is clearly very different from mine. I'm not familiar with either Consummation or Noctambulist so will check those out.

I think Hath, Misery Index, Tomb Mold, Ripped to Shreds, Disentomb, Embrional, Wachenfeldt and Allegaeon (admittedly melodic tech-death) have released my best DM of 2019 so far. It's been a pretty good year as far as I'm concerned.

I do like that Abyssal record but I'd say it's blackened death, leaning more towards black.

Venom Prison I couldn't get on with but I'll give it another try some time.

Inoculation was last year if I'm not wrong.
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26.07.2019 - 16:24
Mercurial
Written by gavdann on 26.07.2019 at 16:05

Are you sure you've listened to this album? :-D Your idea of conventional sounding is clearly very different from mine. I'm not familiar with either Consummation or Noctambulist so will check those out.

I think Hath, Misery Index, Tomb Mold, Ripped to Shreds, Disentomb, Embrional, Wachenfeldt and Allegaeon (admittedly melodic tech-death) have released my best DM of 2019 so far. It's been a pretty good year as far as I'm concerned.

I do like that Abyssal record but I'd say it's blackened death, leaning more towards black.

Venom Prison I couldn't get on with but I'll give it another try some time.

Inoculation was last year if I'm not wrong.

I had a skim back through the album and it seems like there is a few examples of some subtle background cleans. Not quite as prevalent as Alex led me to believe there for a second

And yeah, looks like one of the Inoculation Bandcamp pages states 2019 despite it clearly being a last year release.

Personally I wouldn't go near Disentomb and Allegaeon's brand of death metal, very much not my bag, but I might try out Tomb Mold's new one as it seems some people are saying it was better than the last, which I also found a bit ho-hum. Ripped To Shreds was good though.

I disagree about Abyssal though. They're always had a blackened element to them, but the new one still has strains of OSDM running through it, despite its almost ambient-like approach to their sound. They've effectively taken Portal's sound to an extreme.
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26.07.2019 - 19:13
Rating: 8
nikarg
Old Nick
Written by Mercurial on 26.07.2019 at 15:14

The real winners this year despite their brief length would be Mortal Incarnation, and Suffering Hour

I second this opinion.
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30.07.2019 - 18:05
gavdann
Written by Mercurial on 26.07.2019 at 16:24

Personally I wouldn't go near Disentomb and Allegaeon's brand of death metal, very much not my bag, but I might try out Tomb Mold's new one as it seems some people are saying it was better than the last, which I also found a bit ho-hum. Ripped To Shreds was good though.

I loved 'Manor of Infinite Forms' but the new one is even better.

What's wrong with Disentomb? Are you not in to brutal-death? Great band, great album.
Written by Mercurial on 26.07.2019 at 16:24

I disagree about Abyssal though. They're always had a blackened element to them, but the new one still has strains of OSDM running through it, despite its almost ambient-like approach to their sound. They've effectively taken Portal's sound to an extreme.

I get the ambient-like comment. Never listened to Portal but I hear so much in there... heavy-doom, drone, atmospheric-black and yeah there is a track which starts with a pummeling OSDM riff before disappearing in to the murk that reminds me of early Nile. I do really like it though and this chat has led me back to it.

I gave Venom Prison another go but still don't get on with the vocals. They jar me for some reason.
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