SIEGE OF HATE - SUBVERSIVE BY NATURE - Candlelight Records 2004
1. Say your Prayers 2. Subversive by Nature 3. From the Top To The Fall 4. The Walls Built Inside Us 5. Nightmares of War 6. The Choosen Ones 7. Fake 8. Obscene Truth 9. Downfall 10. Trust 11. Siege of Hate 12. Forthcoming Holocaust 13. Martyr of Fools 14. Fairyland 15. The Future is Your Gift 16. This is For Real 17. Self-defense Contradictions 18. No Religion (D.R.I) 19. Misleaders 20. U.S.A.
The debut from Brazilian grinders SIEGE OF HATE offers 20 tracks in 30 minutes. (You do the math). I would compare listening to this disc to a brawling street fight. Arms and legs flailing everywhere and remembering nothing after it was over. With this many tunes you'd think this band is just going straight for the knockout punch each and every time, yet they manage to slow it down a few times giving the listener a nice breather before more moshing madness starts up again. I liked the addition of a Death Metal style fused in with the some of the tunes. Maybe it is more of a death production sound, but it certainly helps drive this style of music. It shows that these guys are not tying to just copycat the legends from the past but put their own stamp on an already unique genre. While not exactly my favorite style of metal I found more than a few positive things to take away from this cd and think SIEGE OF HATE could become leaders with their new breed of death-ska.