Power of Metal.dk Review

Brood of Hatred
Skinless Agony
Style: Technical Death Metal
Release date: 10 March, 2014
Playing time: 43:03

A technical death metal band from Tunesia isn't something you encounter every day. I'm inclined to say 'luckily'. It would be too much of a good thing!

Brood of Hatred display vast amounts of high quality musicianship, no doubt about that. Fast, brutal, precise. You need not be concerned about that. What does concern me personally is that same thing that gets to me with Nile: their technicality is also immense, but their material has a tendency to blur and somehow lacks distinctiveness.

Adding to that, 'Skinless Agony' is a double bass drum marathon, which, truth be told, is a bit tiring at length. The same goes for the vocals; they're one long and one-dimensional growl with little pitch variation. Not my thing.

The tune The Singularity is Near is a bit of a break with its keyboards, but it's also a non-happening track which goes nowhere.

Disbelief Grows, the instrumental which concludes the album, brings in great deal of atmosphere and soul, but you might argue that it's a bit late in the game. I can hear that they're good, but it doesn't capture me - not really.

This is the video for Skinless Agony see what you think:

01. Deconstruction
02. The Mind that Emerged
03. Technological Genocide
04. Cacophony in the Creation
05. The Singularity Is Near
06. Skinless Agony
07. Predestined Suicide
08. Obsession
09. Disbelief Grows
Label: Crime Records
Promotion: Crime Records
Artwork rating: 70/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: 24 May, 2014
Website: Brood of Hatred @facebook