Project Hate Hate, Dominate, Congregate, Eliminate

The long title of the Project Hate’s fourth album might be an indication of the bigness of the band’s sound, the epic-approaching length of the individual songs, or you could take it as an uncompromising and misanthropic plan in the spirit of the band’s name. Either or all of these interpretations hold equal validity, because Hate, Dominate, Congregate, Eliminate is huge, long, and nasty. Not so explicit in the title are the components of that epic sound — industrial programming, eviscerating growls, soul-raping riffs, mesmerising female vocal spells and dark, violent religious imagery. This latest album debuts a new "angel” performing alongside Lord K Philipson (Dark Funeral), Jörgen Sandström (Grave, Entombed) and Peter Freed, but also enlists guests from Dark Funeral, 2ton Predator and Genocide Superstars. "Nailed” is a personal favourite and seems much shorter than its seven minutes, but some of the other tracks work best as part of the larger whole and don’t stand so well on their own. Hate, Dominate, Congregate, Eliminate functions best as a large unified work, capturing some early ’90s brutality and reawakening it in freshly butchered form. (Threeman)