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Erik Rutan is a busy man, having a hand in producing some of the most ferocious metal heard today. But, he’s found some time to reconvene with his outfit, the death metal trio Hate Eternal, for another round (the band’s third) of abrasive aggression. The title of the scathing new 10-track collection recorded and mixed by Rutan is I, MONARCH, and it finds the band in typical pummeling form. Vicious tracks like “The Plague of Humanity” and the blistering opener “Two Demons” doesn’t stray of the levels of extremity that Hate Eternal has pleased its legions of fans with. Chalk up another dose of savagery from this group who continue to push the envelope of extreme metal.
- Mike SOS