With a great progressive blackened death sound Hath have wormed their way into my ears this week with their new Album “Of Rot and Ruin”
There are some great epic tracks here, especially “Rituals”, a welcome diversion to other pedestrian Death Metal tracks I’ve been listening to this week.
Hailing from New Jersey, and touring with Cognative and Macawber this week, I do hope they give the audience some thought provoking blackness to the audience.
“For the new record, we wanted to take everything we learned with the first EP and build off of it. ‘Hive’ was really a learning experience for us. AJ was in the process of building a proper studio and we were all figuring out the best ways to record and engineer an album. Once AJ’s studio was up and running and with a few album releases under his belt, we felt confident in what we’d written and in his ability to produce a great album. The writing process for Of Rot And Ruin was much more deliberate than Hive. We really wanted to focus on songwriting and give special attention to how the songs and dynamics worked together. We strove for diverse yet cohesive songs. The result is a collection of songs that each have their own identity, yet all have the distinct Hath sound.”
You can certainly hear the quality in this release. With four years under their belt together it shows with this album, and with the introduction of Peter, their new Guitarist, I hope to hear more.