Hostage To Fate are a band from Greece that plays a mixture of death metal and grindcore and this is a review of their self released 2016 album "II".
Distorted amp sounds start off the album before going into a very fast grindcore direction that also utilizes a great amount of blast beats along with some death metal growls and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the music also brings in a great amount of thrash elements.
Most of the music is heavily rooted in the mid 80's to early 90's era of the genre and also sounds like it could of easily been recorded and released during t hat time frame while the songs are very short in length and melodies can also be heard in the music at times while some of the songs also get very brutal and there is also an instrumental that introduces clean playing onto the recording before returning back to a heavier musical direction and there is also a brief use of guitar leads.
Hostage Of Fate plays a musical style that takes the mid 80's and early 90's styles of death metal and grindcore and mixes them with a touch of thrash to create a musical style of their own, the production sounds very old school while the lyrics cover dark and violent themes.
In my opinion Hostage Of Fate are a very great sounding mixture of old school death metal and grindcore with a touch of thrash and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Deathbed" "Skydive" "Red blue black" and "Stardust". 8 out of 10.