Total Fucking Destruction – Hater

Total Fucking Destruction – Hater

From the moment of their creation as the 21st Century began Total Fucking Destruction has been striving to experiment with sound and noise, in the process making their grindcore sound imaginative and intriguing. They now return with their third full length album Hater carrying the same aim and newer bolts of furious, titanic, stabs of power. How to define Total Fucking Destruction – they cross, fuse and take things from all areas metal and beyond, adding their own creative talents and emerge with something original, the only way to know is to listen and I certainly recommend that.

Bulging at 27 songs Hater is a ride of attitude and defiance, and full of tracks where any written descriptions of them here would probably last longer. Tracks range from seconds to less than two minutes on average, the punk premise in full use, ‘why over indulge when you can get it all in and hit hard and perfectly in just over the minute mark.’ Tracks like “Crypto Apoptosis” and “I Not Pose”, an epic at over 3 minutes, burst and growl over addictive hooks, and throughout this release delicious grooves support the measured chaos wonderfully. These are songs of at times musical genius and at others flares of unique invention. Imagine splashes of Ministry, Lard and Napalm Death thrown into a maelstrom of raw angry metal and you get an idea of the great sound on Hater, an idea but it is much, much more than anything you are imagining.

Vocalist/drummer and the founder of Total Fucking Destruction, Rich Hoak, snarls and spits out each track but can sing with great control when needed and is a great contrast to the at times jazz groove riffs like in “A Cold And Lonely Place”, roaring with the thrash, metal, punk, hardcore attack, the closing “Human Is The Bastard” the perfect example. Tracks like “Love grinder”, “Meat Without Feet”, the popular favourite with most “Time Theft” and the one for me that stands out above the rest “Repeat Repeatedly”, with a hint of Dillinger Escape Plan, leap into the ear and throw punches whilst one smiles and asks for more. Some of the songs stand out over others but there is not a weakness on the album, it flows with a consistency rarely found on the majority of other releases. Total Fucking Destruction make no apologies for making sounds that stand in your face and scream, and I make no apologies in raving about this album and telling anyone that loves their metal raw, hard and unrelenting to check it out.

Translation Loss Records