Here Comes the Kraken
Hate, Greed & Death


1.5
very poor

Review

by Robert Garland USER (200 Reviews)
September 19th, 2011 | 36 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Here Comes The Kraken’s 2011 release, ‘Hate, Greed & Death’ is a less than passable album with experimentation that ultimately loses the listeners interest.

Here Comes The Kraken’s full length debut was an unremarkable but steady release. However Hate, Greed & Death show a band quickly dropping the quality levels and stepping away from a solid deathcore sound. When compared to their self titled release, some features become easily noticeable including the poor clean vocals and some rather annoying DJ work which show a willingness to experiment but fail to impress the masses.

Hate, Greed & Death is a rather unmemorable album from start to finish. Listeners may notice a drum section or an interesting guitar fill from time to time, but those moments will be lost in a sea of mundane riffing and next to thoughtless lyrical phrasing. With so much negative the positives that normally would be considered ordinary become more of a highlight. The track that benefits so much from the rest of the albums poor performance includes “Never Regret”. The track opens with hard hitting riffs and pounding drums, before displaying what could be considered a metalcore structure pattern (the screamed verse followed by a clean chorus). Some trance elements are also thrown in to create more interest for the listener. The track is however plagued by a DJ section which pops up rather randomly and does little for the song. Despite saying this, “Never Regret” could be described as the album’s highlight.

Instrumentation is the high part of the album. Each member knows how to play their instruments but lacks intelligent writing styles to write well crafted songs. The guitar riffs are precise and the chugging doesn’t become overwhelming, also their fills provide some interest for the listener. The drums blast away like any standard deathcore drummer and listeners won’t be surprised when various fills and double bass work enter the mix. The bass guitar is roughly lost in the production and really doesn’t take anything away from the music. The vocal work is mostly an inconsistent shamble. The growls don’t create enough of a powerful driving force to accompany the music correctly and the clean sections are mostly laughable showing very little talent nor technique. The DJ work comes off as uninspired and more often than not annoying, they serve almost no purpose on Hate, Greed & Death other than adding a slightly higher diversity level.

With all things considered, this album could be described as their self titled release with larger amounts of experimentation. Unfortunately for Here Comes The Kraken, Hate, Greed & Death comes off worse with very little playback value. Some listeners may spin this once or twice before giving up on it, while others may not even make it through one straight listen. For most listeners, the second scenario is the more likely. Hate, Greed & Death is a lesson in how not to experiment when making a deathcore album. Here Comes The Kraken would have been better off sticking with the basics with the intention of doing the simple things well.



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NocteDominum
September 19th 2011


7314 Comments


I think i broke the bandpage, someone fix it?

Ignimbrite
September 19th 2011


6204 Comments


Hit up the meds thread.

AfterTheBreakdown
September 19th 2011


7209 Comments


Shit album great review.

Nikkolae
September 19th 2011


5181 Comments


i have had this ever since it came out and i only remember listening to that one song with Eddie Hermida on it and Never Regret.

NocteDominum
September 19th 2011


7314 Comments


Hit up the meds thread.

Already done,



Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
September 19th 2011


55299 Comments


release the kraken would be a better name

Digging: Khmer - Larga Sombra

AfterTheBreakdown
September 19th 2011


7209 Comments


@ipod when the New faceless album finally comes out someday.... Will u review it pleeeeeeeease?

SowingSeason
Moderator
September 19th 2011


24841 Comments


listener's interest

Digging: Billy Corgan - Ogilala

NocteDominum
September 19th 2011


7314 Comments


Will u review it pleeeeeeeease?

Depends man, i don't want to be one of 20 that does. And someday?

listener's interest

Good spot Sowing.

release the kraken would be a better name

Maybe, but it doesn't really effect the music that they produce.





Divine
September 19th 2011


3663 Comments


Sounds interesting

AfterTheBreakdown
September 19th 2011


7209 Comments


Yeah the album is taking forever.

NocteDominum
September 19th 2011


7314 Comments


Sounds interesting


Um, which part?


Oh, and thanks to whoever's got the higher power fixing the bandpage.


YetAnotherBrick
September 19th 2011


6691 Comments


that's one clever album title

NocteDominum
September 19th 2011


7314 Comments


I can actually feel the sarcasm, how does that work?

HeyBrosef
September 19th 2011


296 Comments


the album cover and song names make me not want to even give this a chance.

WashboardSuds
September 19th 2011


5101 Comments


release the krappen

NocteDominum
September 19th 2011


7314 Comments


release the krappen

NICE.


NocteDominum
September 20th 2011


7314 Comments


All I can say to Here Comes The Kraken is: If you're trying to make good music, then you're doing it wrong.

AtavanHalen
September 20th 2011


17920 Comments


Just a matter on code.

"Song Title"

Album Title

That's it. Don't italicise band names.

MalleusMaleficarum
September 20th 2011


16154 Comments


after the breakdown said that this album is shit.

even tho he hasnt heard it and would probably love it if he did

anyways i just recently put this bands debut' LP back on my ipod.. it has some pretty cool stuff on it as far as deathcoar goes



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