Power of Metal.dk Review

Haat (EP)
Style: Black Metal
Release date: August 2013
Playing time: 14:00

What I really like about this Dutch black metal release is that A. it's not traditional Norwegian black metal, B. it's diverse and offers a lot of variation (acoustic parts, blast, mid tempo, it's all there) and draws upon among others Dimmu Borgir as a source of inspiration and C. it's not just a clone of aforementioned inspirational source - Dystopia actually seem to have their own ideas.

That said, it's very, very hard for me to ignore the fact the production of this EP really sucks. It sounds as if the band's playing in a cardboard box lined with insulation. I think this is probably the worst production I've heard this year. This of course influences the rating. Otherwise a fine effort which shows a lot of potential.

01. Peace Through Power
Bound to Annihilate



Label: None
Distribution: None
Artwork rating: 75/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: 22 December, 2013
Website: www.dystopiaofficial.nl