HATE FOREST

Black Metal / Non-Metal / Metal Related / Atmospheric Black Metal • Ukraine
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Hate Forest is a black metal band from Kharkiv, Ukraine that formed in 1995. The band's lyrics are heavily influenced by Slavic/Aryan mythology. Hate Forest released four full length albums and a multitude of EPs and EP/demo collection albums. The mastermind of Hate Forest, Roman Saenko, who is also the leader of Drudkh, has formed a new band, Blood of Kingu.
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HATE FOREST The Most Ancient Ones album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Most Ancient Ones
Black Metal 2001
HATE FOREST Purity album cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
Purity
Black Metal 2003
HATE FOREST Battlefields album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Battlefields
Atmospheric Black Metal 2003
HATE FOREST Sorrow album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Sorrow
Black Metal 2005

HATE FOREST EPs & splits

HATE FOREST Darkness album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Darkness
Black Metal 2000
HATE FOREST Ritual album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ritual
Metal Related 2001
HATE FOREST Blood & Fire album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blood & Fire
Black Metal 2001
HATE FOREST The Gates album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Gates
Black Metal 2003
HATE FOREST Resistance album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Resistance
Black Metal 2004
HATE FOREST Hate Forest / Legion of Doom album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hate Forest / Legion of Doom
Black Metal 2008

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HATE FOREST Scythia album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Scythia
Black Metal 1999
HATE FOREST The Curse album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Curse
Black Metal 2000
HATE FOREST Temple Forest album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Temple Forest
Non-Metal 2007

HATE FOREST re-issues & compilations

HATE FOREST Blood and Fire / Ritual album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blood and Fire / Ritual
Black Metal 2001
HATE FOREST To Those Who Came Before Us album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
To Those Who Came Before Us
Black Metal 2002
HATE FOREST To Twilight Thickets album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
To Twilight Thickets
Black Metal 2003
HATE FOREST Nietzscheism album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nietzscheism
Black Metal 2005
HATE FOREST Dead But Dreaming album cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Dead But Dreaming
Black Metal 2009

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HATE FOREST Dead But Dreaming

Boxset / Compilation · 2009 · Black Metal
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”Dead But Dreaming”, possibly the last release ever under the name Hate Forest, seems a little unnecessary compilation of material spanning from previously unreleased studio songs to some live tracks. The CD kicks off with an Arkona cover of which I haven’t heard the original one, but I assume this is a bit heavier, and in some way (especially the synths and real drums) reminds me of Astrofaes, actually, just with the usual low-grunting Hate Forest vocals. Next comes the apocalyptic ”Grief of the Universe” which has already been heard on the split with Legion of Doom. Apparently ”Dead But Dreaming” was supposed to be released earlier, since the booklet says ”from the forthcoming split” in regard to this song. All in all, it’s a good tune, the first three minutes being instrumental, and once again involving real drums, but the song has already been heard before. ”LCF”, the third track, is one of the highlights here, being a really muddy doomish black metal piece, crafted, weirdly enough, in 1995 and 2002 and now finally seeing the light of the day. In all honesty, the song doesn’t really sound like Hate Forest at all!

The four live tracks date back to 2001. Usually, putting live tracks on a record seems an easy way to make it longer, but I guess this is justified in this case as Hate Forest was certainly not the most active tour band... The sound is really raw on these so don’t expect any professional sound board recordings. I dig the airy atmosphere this low-quality production provides, and also that these live songs include such good tracks as ”In Cold Empty Darkess”, ”To Those Who Came Before Us” and ”Desert of Ice”. The last live song, ”Cenotaph”, is a Bolt Thrower cover of which, once again, I haven’t heard the original so I can not compare. After this last piece, ”Dead But Dreaming” ends and leaves the listener a little unsatisfied, but undoubtedly this belongs to the shelves of all Hate Forest fans. For completionists, indeed, this is a worthy compilation since this is said to compile the very last unreleased Hate Forest tracks. It’s an end to a great band, but I would leave this release only for the true fans.

HATE FOREST Resistance

EP · 2004 · Black Metal
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Hate Forest, hailing from Ukraina, never reached big fame during its lifespan. The band was often underestimated in the shadow of its big brother Drudkh. Nonetheless, Hate Forest had time to put out many great albums during the 2000s. Resistance is a simple seven inch EP that runs just for 8 minutes, one short track per side.

In one previous review I mentioned that seven inch vinyls are great, because it forces listener to focus on the music. But in this case the EP is just simply too short. I don’t manage to get into the atmosphere. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the music itself: Hate Forest provides very simple and repetitive black metal with a drum machine, low growls and abruptly cut endings, as always. It has been the band's trademark throughout the years, and no other band sounds like them. But I think that Hate Forest belongs to full-lengths, where the repetition reaches its full potential and listener has time to set into the mood, to dwell in the malicious atmosphere.

Resistance is long sold-out (I managed to get a copy second-handed), but the tracks can be heard on the compilation Nietzscheism. A compilation might be more appropriate place to listen to these tracks, because on its own, Resistance is way too short for a band like Hate Forest.

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