Chuck Schuldiner Project

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Sulfuric Hatred - S/T


Sulfuric Hatred just dropped some of the most oppressive and striking warnoise that I have heard in a good long time. Their abrasive, unrelenting sounds are the epitome of gut wrenching grindviolence and makes for some deeply compelling, endlessly engaging stuff. Sure it's going to be alienating to those of us who aren't committed to the cause, but for those of us deep in the underground the unrelenting crush of Sulfuric Hatred is going to scratch a very specific itch. It may not be for everyone - but it certainly resonates with me. 

What mesmerizes me about this record is the sheer chaos the band harnesses. Songs like "Foul Poison Insatiable" feel like the auditory equivalent of being trapped in an avalanche - which is exactly what makes it so much fun. Sulfuric Hatred is evil in a way that few of the bands peers can ever really harness. It's death metal that leans into so many of the genres most punishing tropes and does so with a savage sense of glee. It's the selfsame bloodlust that made so much extreme metal so compelling in the first place. If you're looking for sounds of unrelenting desperation and savagery then you could do a lot worse than this. 

Noisy, heavy and unafraid to wear their influences on their sleeve, Sulfuric Hatred consistently showcases that this band is on another level. In some ways this is the platonic ideal of what noisy death metal is supposed to be, high powered and unforgiving. If you're not ready to let yourself get sucked up in the violence then you'd best not put your headphones on because this one takes no prisoners and only gets gnarlier with every passing spin. 

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