Hate Eternal King Of All Kings on Limited Edition 180g LP
To challenge the perceived limitations and forge new boundaries is a goal aimed at by many yet reached by a select few. Guitarist Erik Rutan has created an impressive career by attaining that goal consistently for well over a decade - from his legendary work in Ripping Corpse to his long-running role in Morbid Angel.
In 1999, Earache Records proudly presented Rutan's new assemblage of death metal unstoppability: Hate Eternal. The project was born from Rutan's ongoing quest to push the envelope of uncompromising extreme metal. Having spent the majority of his career solely as a guitarist and songwriter, he felt the need to step up to the mic with his brutal vocals and mobilize an outfit that would truly represent his own ideas.
The goal was to create a massive force of devastating extreme metal with musicianship that was untouchable. With undeniable aggression, premier musicianship and Rutan's vicious lyrical firestorm, Hate Eternal's debut Conquering the Throne was the high-water mark for extreme metal in 1999. Musically, the album is an all-out precision assault, an album of sheer extreme metal mastery, a supreme force to be reckoned with forevermore.
In 2002, Hate Eternal unleashed its breakthrough second album, King Of All Kings which launched the group to new heights of popularity. With rapid-fire tempos throughout, scathing guitar work and a varied use of vocal decompositions, this album has the lot. This is more consistently aggressive than Morbid Angel, and way more fierce and boils over throughout with nasty, creeping death...you ain't death metal if you don't own King Of All Kings!
Hate Eternal King Of All Kings Track Listing:
1. Our Beckoning
2. King Of All Kings
3. The Obscure Terror
4. Servants Of The Gods
5. Beyond Redemption
6. Born By Fire
7. Chants In Declaration
8. Rising Legions of Black
9. In Spirit (The Power Of Mana)
10. Powers That Be