After almost 15 years of activity, Salvadorian death/thrashers Conceived by Hate have finally unleashed their sophomore full length album in the dominating shape of Death & Beyond.
Harking back to the roots of pure death metal and the groundbreaking noise of early Death, Slayer and Sepultura, with Death & Beyond Conceived By Hate have solidified their position as an unstoppable act. It’s relatively commonplace nowadays to stumble across bands intent on emulating death metal’s pioneering forefathers but to find a band so entrenched in the true spirit of late 80’s/ early 90’s death metal is a rarity indeed.
There is no such concern when it comes to Conceived By Hate who slavishly worship the old ways.
These guys unleash the full ferocity of an era when thrash and death collided to create something truly unholy and breathtakingly, neck-breakingly satisfying. From vicious opener “Crossoad of Fire” and its terrifying tremelo riffing to the unstoppable onslaught of album highlight “Below The Pale Sky”, Conceived By Hate offer no respite, no quarter is given and they obviously care not a jot about the damage they are doing to your ear-holes!
So, if the glory days of the aforementioned Death, Slayer and Sepultura – hell, we’ll throw Morbid Angel, Pestilence and Carcass into the inspirational mix as well – is still stinging your ears with ferocious fervour, then Conceived By Hate are your new (old) favourite band taking death/thrash metal beyond its sacred foundations and into a new golden age. 8/10