Hailing from Bavaria/Germany Total Hate unifies the essence of scandinavian old school black metal. Emerging as kind of side-project back in 2000 they evolved to a full band playing gigs and tours. „Lifecrusher“ marks the 15th year of existence and proves the best album so far: crushing, honest Black Metal without any compromises.
"“a raging, white-hot fury, propelled by seething, swarming riffs and turbocharged drumming, augmented by a vocalist whose jagged shrieks sound like a deranged killer being strangled with barbed wire.” - NO CLEAN SINGING
released February 26, 2016
Recorded and mixed by A. Naucke (Omega Soul, Deathronation), Skjeld (Nyktalgia) and mastered by Patrick W. Engel at Temple of Disharmony.
supported by 17 fans who also own “Lifecrusher - Contributions to a world in ruins”
I happened upon Batushka by clicking on a suggested video on YouTube and Yekteniya 3 was the one that I heard first. From there, I was hooked. Yektoniya 3 constantly haunts me to the point where I have to get my daily/weekly fix of it. Overall the whole Litourgiya album is perfection from start to finish. I am enamored by it all from the chants to the harsh vocals to the energetic guitar playing to the thunderous drums. Excellent! Lanna E