Hateful Desolation are a duo with members from both Egypt and Italy that plays an atmospheric and depressive black metal and this is a review of their self released 2014 demo "Withering In Dust" which will be released in October.
A very dark and slow, depressive black metal sound starts off the demo along with some high pitched suicidal screams which leads up to synths making their away onto the recording and taking the music into more of an atmospheric direction and the solos and leads the band uses are in more of a modern and melodic black metal direction.
Most of the music sticks to a slower direction throughout the recording and you can also hear a small amount of deep growls in certain sections of the recording and after awhile the band starts using more clean playing and acoustic guitars along with a small amount of spoken word parts and on the second track the band starts adding in a small amount of fast parts that bring a more raw side to the bands musical style along with a small amount of blast beats before going back to a slower direction, all 3 of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the last song is an instrumental version of the first track.
Hateful Desolation creates a very raw and melodic style of atmospheric black metal which also leans towards the depressive side at times as well as bringing in an epic feeling with the synths, the production sound s very dark and raw while the lyrics cover dark, depressive and desolate themes.
In my opinion Hateful Desolation are a very great sounding atmospheric and depressive black metal project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this demo. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Withering Away In Solitude". 8 out of 10.