Power of Metal.dk Review

Reincarnated EP
Style: Death/Thrash
Release date: 9 March, 2014
Playing time: 14:32

German Hatchery have been around in some shape or form since 2003, and have released a couple of demos, two albums and now this EP. Only drummer Ruben and bassist Ronald have been around since the band was formed. With two new guitarists and singer, Hatchery have, from what I can read in the letter which came with the promo CD, made the music a notch more brutal than it was before. That's never a bad thing in my world!

Hatchery plays death thrash in a way that was popular around the time I started listening to metal around 1990. There were so many of those bands that you could practically feed pigeons with them, and many of them only had a deal because the labels saw an opportunity to milk the market. Many weren't that good. Hatchery reminds me a lot of those days, and in that sense 'Reincarnation' certainly isn't a revolution. It's fairly straight-forward, has a fine energy and is decently played, but the production is on the minimalistic side - some would say raw.

Objectively speaking, the EP is an alright baiter for many a fan of death thrash of the old school, but for me personally, this doesn't really cut the cheese. Perhaps I've just heard it too many times without really appreciating this particular blend of two genres I otherwise love.

01. Master of Disguise
Crushing Bones
Birht of a Bomb


Label: None
Distribution: None
Artwork rating: 65/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: 12 April, 2014
Website: www.hatchery.de