The Hate Effect
Style: Death Metal
Release date: 10 June, 2011
Playing time: 44:07

The land of Bolt Thrower and Benediction is not known by its many death metal bands. Bloodwrath is a new band formed in 2009 and they have just completed their debut album. Will they be the next hot death metal band from the UK? The first tunes are promising, but after that my enthusiasm declines minute after minute. First I have to say that the guitars sound good, a kind of Gothenburg sounding style like for example in the song "Served in Silence". The songs have a kind of groove in them and that isn't bad either. The production is a bit weak, especially the drums sound a little bit too tight-computerized.

The most boring part however is the grunting of Grym Cox. In every song he sounds the same, no variety at all and it is boring what he does. He is blabbering on and on and that gets boring after one or two songs. I kind of get the idea that this band went into the studio 2 years too early. For a demo this would be a good step towards a record deal. For a debut record, the material, production and musical performance is still too weak. If they can improve on the singing parts and the overall production/mix, I think the next album will be a lot better.

Keywords for this album: a debut album from a band still in demo period.


01. Hyperchrist
02. Served in Silence
03. Existence
04. Organised Genocide
05. Devastate
06. Regression
07. Against the Tide
08. Persecution
09. The Devil's Look
10. Ablution War
11. The Hate Effect

Label: Rising Records
Distribution: Cargo
Promotion: Gordeon Music
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 7 June, 2011