Horror Infernal
Style: Thrash Metal
Release date: May 2012
Playing time: 50:16

Nine out of ten re-mastered re-releases of a band's demos are totally redundant. But this one is an exception. This is the perfect musical mix between Kreator's 'Pleasure to Kill' and Sadus' 'Illusions'.

Hypnosia was a Swedish thrash metal band that existed between 1995 and 2002. Their last effort was the album 'Extreme Hatred' released by Hammerheart Records in 2000. I Hate Records presents a compilation of old songs . Included are the debut demo 'Crushed Existence' (1996 - first 4 songs), 'The Storms' demo (1997 - songs 5-7) and the mini-album 'Violent Intensity' (1999 - songs 8-13). The material has been re-mastered, but the original roughness and aggression are still intact. They rediscovered the 80's thrash of bands like Possessed, Destruction, Sadus, Sodom and Kreator, and if you like the first recordings of those bands, you will appreciate these Swedish thrashers too. The extra's are two covers and a live version of "Haunting Death".

The songs from the first demo are definitely inspired by Destruction and the other German band Kreator. The sound on the second demo is already a little bit better, but the huge German thrash influences remain, but with a larger Sadus sauce. If they would have released their music today, they would be one of the better NWOTB bands.

"Funeral Cross", the first song of the mini-album has again a better sound and you can hear the progress. On this album the Sadus (Illusions) influences lay more on top, mostly because of the vocals. Mikael 'Cab' Castervall sounds more like Darren Travis and the songs are a bit more chaotic. The drums are complex and the guitar and bass have the typical Sadus sound.

If you like the bands I mentioned and want to hear a nice piece of old thrash, I think you will hit the jackpot with this one.


01. Crushed Existence
02. Threshold of Decay
03. Undead
04. Paralyzed by Persecution
05. The Last Remains
06. Operation Clean Sweep
07. The Storms of Dead Worlds
08. Funeral Cross
09. Haunting Death
10. Undead
11. Perpetual Dormancy
12. Mental Terror
13. The Storms
14. Outbreak of Evil (Sodom cover)
15. My Belief (Possessed cover)
16. Haunting Death (Live)

Label: I Hate Records
Distribution: Info@IHate.se
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 14 June, 2012
Website: www.myspace.com/hypnosiaextremehatred