HATE FOREST — Resistance (review)

HATE FOREST — Resistance album cover EP · 2004 · Black Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
2.5/5 ·
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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