American band Hate Unbound are quite the new kids on the block but have in a fast fashion paved their way towards the top having already shared the stage with big acts such as Origin, Dying Fetus, Belphegor and Beyond Creation. Hate Unbound plays a mix of trash and death, drawing influences from all kinds of bands like Lamb of God and Death.
When I listen to Plague the closest I can compare their sound to is Lamb of God or Slayer. It’s fast and heavy metal that’s easy to take in and headbang to. The riffs are groovy as fuck and songs like Cut really takes me back to Lamb of God’s Sacrament album (which to me is their best release yet).
I am not surprised Hate Unbound has shared the stage with big acts already and are rising quickly. Heavy music created like this is undying and not a single metalhead can stand still to it. Filled with killer riffs, solos you will want to play air-guitar to at home and heavy hard hitting vocals you can’t go wrong with picking up Plague. I think most metalheads have, or still do, listened to bands such as Lamb of God, Slayer, Megadeth and Death and if you want to experience something that can basically be called a tribute to those bands then Hate Unbounds sophomore release Plague is the perfect way to start off 2017.
Plague is out February 17th 2017 by Inverse Records.