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HATRED — “No Control” demo tape
This is probably one of the best demos I’ve ever heard. Combining the best aspects of thrash in the vein and METALLICA with a very slight touch of hardcore, HATRED really delivers the goods on this 4 song deal. Don’t get me wrong — they aren’t one of those generic crossover bands that try to cash in by kissing up to metallers and punkx at the same time. Though all the tracks are decent, the best is definitely “Dig Your Own Grave”, a classic tune in the style of “Fade to Black”. Get this NOW! [TONY]

[Originally published: Issue #2, circa 1987]