Merciless left us in 2002 with its self-titled rager. Hypnosia left us in 2000 with Extreme Hatred. And thankfully Nifelheim are still with us, thrashing ’til death on 2014’s Satanatas EP. So, it stands to reason that Sweden’s Dreadful Fate would come out riffs blazin’, solos wailin’, and hatred spewin’ on debut EP, The Sin of Sodom, released this month on Edged Circle Productions. Why such confidence in a band born to this world in 2017? Well, ex-members tell the story. Vocalist Bestial once fronted Hypnosia; Death Ripper spent time in almost every band in Sweden, including Entombed A.D.; Corpse Skelethor is currently bashing skins in Deströyer 666, In Aeternum, and Nominon; and bassist Total Destruction was part of Merciless’ glorious mid-’80s to mid-’90s march into infamy.
Originally, The Sin of Sodom was released on cassette, for heshers who still have Walkmans or those ugly grey players with the red record button. Edged Circle Productions out of Norway heard the plight of the vinyl-only hesher and contracted Dreadful Fate to reissue their righteous slab of merciless death/thrash on limited edition wax. Instead of hearing the hiss on boners like “The Sin of Sodom,” “Unholy Lust,” and “Tormentor,” a ruling, if not supreme cover of the Kreator classic, it’s the pop as Death Ripper slays his fredboard and Corpse Skelethor bashes his poor drumkit to death and Bestial shreds lyrics like they’re flesh. Seriously, there are thrash bands, even new ones, who are great. But none of them compare to Dreadful Fate.
Listen on as the Dreadful Fate tear your soul apart in endless pain with terrible certainty and extreme aggression. Their pleasure is to kill!
** Dreadful Fate’s new mini-LP, The Sin of Sodom, is out December 20th on Edged Circle Productions. It’ll be available on LP (HERE). Click now or pose like an extra in Thrashin’.