Hostage Of Fate are a band from Greece that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of death metal and grindcore with a touch of post metal and this is a review of their self released 2016 album "III - To Bring You Back".
Heavy guitar riffing and death metal growls start off the album along with some thrash and grindcore influences a few seconds later and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard and most of the tracks are very short in length along with a great amount of influences from the 80's and 90's.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they bring in a very melodic old school metal style along with the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording and when clean playing are used briefly they add in a touch of post rock and there is also a brief use of movie samples and one of the tracks is very long and epic in length and some of the fast riffs also bring in a small amount of tremolo picking.
On this recording Hostage Of Fate plays a musical style that mixes death, thrash, post metal and grindcore to create something very different, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover dark and philosophical themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Hostage Of Fate and if you are a fan of death, post metal, and grindcore, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Kiss" "Universe In Her Eyes" and "Side by Side". 8 out of 10.