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The Project Hate MCMXCIX - "In Hora Mortis Nostrae" (CD)

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"In Hora Mortis Nostrae" track listing:

1. Annihilation of All That is Holy
2. Crawling Through the Infinite Fields of Carnage
3. Serenades of Rotten Flesh
4. For Our Name is Chaos Eternal
5. Tear Down the Walls of Heaven
6. And Damnation Is Forced Upon the Weak
7. The Innocence of the Three-Faced Saviour

Reviewed by on July 22, 2009

"The Project Hate never fails to have an arsenal to throw at you."

Crushing melodic metal with an industrial edge embodies the style prominently heard on "In Hora Mortis Nostrae." The Project Hate MCMXCIX is capable of infusing their sound with keyboards, industrial-like beats and a female vocalist altogether in a thrilling combination that never sounds forced in any particular direction. A nice combination of melodic metal in the vein of Edge of Sanity combines with many portions of female singing to create what is a never ceasing torrent of sounds. Add in a solid sprinkling of keyboards and The Project Hate never fails to have an arsenal to throw at you.

The amount of switching things up makes for a constantly changing work that never stops delivering interesting elements to the listener. The track “Crawling Through the Infinite Fields of Carnage” is an excellent example of how the band is able to vary their style greatly. The variation displayed makes the band very difficult to fault, but it seems that they perform slightly better when they try to deliver a catchy hook to the listener, often with the female portions, than when they forge their straight ahead fury. However, the amount of variety within the mix keeps "In Hora Mortis Nostrae" constantly enthralling and able to bring you into its over-arching nature.

The Project Hate is difficult to classify, as they have so many elements to their sound and calling them industrial wouldn’t give credit to the entire scope of what they have to offer. There aren’t any moments where the work drags or fails to raise a pulse at the right times. “And Damnation is Forced Upon The Weak” is another song that consistently impresses throughout its length.

The Project Hate MCMXCIX comes highly recommended to people looking for something interesting in metal. "In Hora Mortis Nostrae" isn’t their only great album either, so check out their other material.

Highs: Variety and the amount of stuff they are able to throw at you

Lows: Not perfect changing between aggressive and more melodic sections

Bottom line: A stunning combination of industrial, aggressive and melodic material.

Rated 4.5 out of 5 skulls
4.5 out of 5 skulls

Rating Description
Rated 5 out of 5 skulls Perfection. (No discernable flaws; one of the reviewer's all-time favorites)
Rated 4.5 out of 5 skulls Near Perfection. (An instant classic with some minor imperfections)
Rated 4 out of 5 skulls Excellent. (An excellent effort worth picking up)
Rated 3.5 out of 5 skulls Good. (A good effort, worth checking out or picking up)
Rated 3 out of 5 skulls Decent. (A decent effort worth checking out if the style fits your tastes)
Rated 2.5 out of 5 skulls Average. (Nothing special; worth checking out if the style fits your taste)
Rated 2 out of 5 skulls Fair. (There is better metal out there)
< 2 skulls Pretty Bad. (Don't bother)