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Best of 2011: Music

   I usually tend to make predictions for the next year in technology when December rolls around. However, this year I will simply list the best of the year we are closing. To kick it off, the best music released in 2011!


Hate Eternal – Phoenix Amongst The Ashes

1304383451_1302789080_hate-eternal-phoenix-amongst-the-ashes   Hate Eternal is, and has been since its inception, top notch death metal. Mastermind Erik Rutan (ex-Morbid Angel, ex-Ripping Corpse, ex-Alas) has, since the very first album Conquering The Throne, never failed to produce quality brutality and chaos with excellent musicianship. The latest release, Phoenix Amongst The Ashes, not only holds to that standard, but blows it out of the water.

   Every Hate Eternal release, from Conquering The Throne to Fury & Flames, has been an impressive death metal outing; full of chaos, brutality and exceptional riffing. Until Phoenix Amongst The Ashes, I had no idea something was missing.


New Hate Eternal Coming In May

   I couldn’t be more thrilled! Hate Eternal is the baby of former Morbid Angel guitarist and excellent producer/founder of Mana Recordings Erik Rutan. The music has yet to let me down; if the new sample (below) for Haunting Abound is any indication, this new release, Phoenix Amongst The Ashes,will only exceed my expectations.


Here is some cursory information on the album:

1. Rebirth
2. The Eternal Ruler
3. Thorns of Acacia
4. Haunting Abound [preview]
5. The Art of Redemption
6. Phoenix Amongst the Ashes
7. Deathveil
8. Hatesworn
9. Lake Ablaze
10. The Fire of Resurrection


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