HATE SQUAD
Groove Metal • Germany

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Hate Squad is a groove orientated thrash metal band from Germany (Hannover/Niedersachsen).

BIOGRAPHY: The story of Hate Squad begins on April 18th, 1993. "Suffering" from too much spare time, Burkhard Schmitt (v), Tim Baumeister (g), Helge Dolgener (d) and Robert Radeka (g) decided to form a band. The bands goal was not to limit itself, the material was supposed to be aggresive and first of all groovy ! Due to the fact that Hate Squad represented the first band for all four musicians it is even more astonishing that in September 1994 after an intensive songwriting and rehearsing process, Hate Squad produced and realeased the first demo tape "Theater of Hate" . Reactions by press and fans can only be described as euphoric, which lead to 2000 sold copies within a surprisingly short time. The first offers from serious labels was the logical consequence of this success.

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Pzyco! by Hate Squad (1997-04-21)Pzyco! by Hate Squad (1997-04-21)
Gun
Audio CD$83.95
Deguello Wartunes by Hate Squad (2008-05-20)Deguello Wartunes by Hate Squad (2008-05-20)
Locomotive Spain
Audio CD$57.30
Katharsis by Hate SquadKatharsis by Hate Squad
Massacre Records
Audio CD$54.98
Theatre of Hate by Hate Squad (1994-11-21)Theatre of Hate by Hate Squad (1994-11-21)
Plastic Head Music
Audio CD$82.65
I.Q. Zero by Hate SquadI.Q. Zero by Hate Squad
Plastic Head Music
Audio CD$158.89
Sub Zero by Hate Squad (1996-06-24)Sub Zero by Hate Squad (1996-06-24)
Plastic Head Music
Audio CD$108.75
Pzyco! by Hate Squad (1997-04-21)Pzyco! by Hate Squad (1997-04-21)
Bmg
Audio CD$94.72
You Are Not My Fu****' God (Best Of 20 Years Of Raging Hate) By Hate Squad (2013-04-22)You Are Not My Fu****' God (Best Of 20 Years Of Raging Hate) By Hate Squad (2013-04-22)
Swell Creek
Audio CD$44.05
You Are Not My Fuckin'God Best of 20 Years of RagiYou Are Not My Fuckin'God Best of 20 Years of Ragi
Import
Imports 2013
Audio CD$12.95 (used)
KatharsisKatharsis
Massacre Records 2012
Audio CD$15.99
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Theater of Hate
Groove Metal 1994
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I.Q. Zero
Groove Metal 1995
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Pzyco!
Groove Metal 1997
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H8 for the Masses
Groove Metal 2004
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Degüello Wartunes
Groove Metal 2008
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Katharsis
Groove Metal 2011

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Best of Demos
Groove Metal 1994
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Sub Zero (The Remixes)
Groove Metal 1996

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Theater of Hate
Groove Metal 1993
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Pzyco!
Groove Metal 1997
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H8
Groove Metal 1998

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Not My God
Groove Metal 1995

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HATE SQUAD Katharsis

Album · 2011 · Groove Metal
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Genre: crossover

You will be forgiven for expecting some sort of progressive metal or other type of melodic rock release after the beautiful acoustic intro that os 'Deep Scars', but, as you will realize as soon as the title track kicks in, Hate Squad's "Katharsis" is an exploding bomb of all out hate- and anger-filled thrash metal.

There is plenty of thrashy riffage and crunchy guitars accompanied by uptempo drumbeats, intermingled with heavy passages and the same sort of groove associated with Pro-Pain. Adding to the energy and attitude of the album Hate Squad draw on hardcore punk, making good use of the simpler but energetic riffage of hardcore punk. And this crossover style goes perfectly well together with Hate Squad's overall image and lyrical universe, which focuses on hate, anger, and aggression.

Yes, this is an all out metal attack, and the harsh extreme metal-oriented vocals along with the downtuned guitars and occasional death metal riffage only adds to the sense of brutality and aggression. But "Katharsis" is not totally without melody. First off, there are more melodic intermezzos along the lines of 'Deep Scars', and there are also melodic lead guitars along with melodeath-styled choruses.

Fans of thrash metal, crossover thrash, hardcore punk, and melodeath should definitely check out this groovy slab of pure hatred.

(review originally posted at seaoftranquility.org)

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