Rating: 85/100

Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen, October '04
Label: Scarlet Records
Style: Metal Core

Ballet Of The Brute

Hatesphere are one of the best live bands in Europe at the moment. I shit you not.

However, Hatesphere are the living proof that this is difficult to convey into a silver platter. Although "Ballet Of The Brute" is a brutal and solid effort of 36 minutes of metal core, the immense energy and pure rawness the band displays on stage doesn’t quite come out.

Only on songs like “Only The Strongest” and “500 Dead” you get the sense of being there (and trust me, being there for a Hatesphere gig is good!) and just how badass this band is.

As you can see from the rating, this is by no means a bad album, but it just didn’t hit me quite as hard as I had expected.

Recommended tracks: “Only The Strongest”, “Warhead”, “Blankeyed”, “500 Dead” and Hatesphere live in action!