The 2010 debut EP from Brazilian deathrashers Hatefulmurder was aptly titled When the Slaughtering Begins. Over a decade later, the slaughter continues. But the voice delivering the sermons of darkness and violence changed in 2015. Once Angélica Burns joined the band, her voice became the band’s newest weapon. Burns has now snarled across two albums (Red Eyes and Reborn). But like most bands in 2020, Hatefulmurder was forced to press pause on their plans when the pandemic hit. Although “Santificado Seja o Meu Ódio” was released in 2019, the video could not be safely made until 2021. The song is the only track off Reborn screamed in Portuguese, and is available for viewing on the Xaninho Discos YouTube channel.
Amid a whirlwind of fiery hair, Burns growls while backlit by a scarlet glow. Renan Ribeiro’s riffs blend Gothenburg melodeath with thrash and modern metalcore, achieving a dark atmosphere even before the video’s book-burning breakdown. Meanwhile, Felipe Modesto’s bass lines team up with drummer Thomás Martinoia’s rhythms to make mosh pits combust. The song is a great representation of Reborn‘s intensity and themes.
“We thought of a clip where the aesthetic concept, as surreal as it may seem, could bring a little bit of the atmosphere of the music,” Burns says about the video. “The ability to transform negative feelings like anguish and pain into feelings of struggle and liberation. [It’s] always good to remember the ability we have as human beings to transform our realities and evolve together.”
Hatefulmurder will remain focused on the next studio album, which will be recorded this year and released in 2022. The band also expects to support Reborn with a pandemic-delayed tour of Europe. Press play below and channel your rage with Hatefulmurder.