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The Sickness Within
HateSphere has been a somewhat regular in my music rotation over the years. The Sickness Within continues with this pattern and delivers a solid record with with groove laden, distorted death metal riffs and Speed Strid-esque vocals. As each song hurtles along at blood thinning speed, itís clear that this band has found their sound and niche in the metal world. Tracks of note are "Reaper Of Life", "Sickness Within", "Murderous Intent" and "Bleed to Death". This album is one thatíll have you banging your head and throwin' the horns with reckless abandon!
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