Handful Of Hate are a band from Italy that plays a very hateful and blasphemous form of black metal and this is a review of their 2019 album "Adversus" which will be released in May by Code666.
Field recordings start off the album before going into a heavier direction which also adds in a small amount of epic sounding synths briefly. Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams while the riffs also add in a decent amount of dark sounding melodies and the faster sections of the songs also use a lot of blast beats.
When tremolo picking is utilized it also gives the songs more of a raw feeling while the tracks also add in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. The guitar solos and leads when they are utilized are also done in a very dark and melodic style and the riffs also add in a great amount of melody.
A touch of death metal can also be heard in some of the riffing and vocals while the musicians also demonstrate a great amount of talent and skill in the way the music is conducted and clean playing and orchestra sounds can also be heard briefly on the closing track. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover hateful and blasphemous themes.
In my opinion Handful Of Hate are a very great sounding fast and aggressive black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "An Eagle Upon My Shield (Veteris Vistigia Flammae)" "Severed And Reversed (Feudal Attitude)" "Towards The Fallen Ones (Psalms To Discontinuity)" and "Icons With Devoured Faces". 8 out of 10.