Hate Mail (#4)


Article by Lance Viggiano

“T” left a comment on my recent Sadistic Metal Review of Xoth’s Hostile Terraforming :

Well, clearly you have no idea what a GREAT musician consists of. And you have no idea who these musicians are, how much they put into their performances and recordings, and how passionate they are. Pretty outrageous review. I don’t think I’ve ever read something so angry about a group of talented musicians. I’m curious… have you ever seen them live? Have you ever met any person in Xoth? I think not. Or you would have never written this disgusting and embarrassing review. (As in you should be embarrassed for writing something so dispicable).

The commenter couldn’t mount a defense of Xoth’s artistic merits; nor did it bother to point out where the review’s criticism was actually inaccurate. It makes me think that not even the band’s defenders think the band has any point worth pointing out. As usual, the responses are simply about the character of both the reviewers and the bands. “Xoth is a good guy who likes his music, therefore his music is good!” Okay, great logic T.

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14 thoughts on “Hate Mail (#4)”

  1. Ludvig B.B. (vOddy) says:

    Ok, but this wasn’t a review of the humans in the band. It was a review of their work. So every thing that he said was irrelevant.

  2. resuscitator says:

    Who cares how much effort the band members put into it? If the end product is crap that it’s still crap. By saying they’ve put a lot of work into it just makes it even more embarrassing.

    1. Vigilance says:

      What makes it funny is that there was no defense of artistic merits, just quantity of time spent. Sounds ptofoundly American: “I put in a lot of time, didn’t do well, therefore reward me!”

  3. Levy Spearmen says:

    Seriously dudes, no troll here, what are your thoughts on Morgoth’s first album? Somewhere on the Anus both Eps were praised but it strikes me there was complete silence regarding their debut.

    Morgoth – Cursed 1991


    1. Kermit the Fucking Fuckface Frog says:


    2. At the Bill Gates says:

      Imagine an Obituary “Slowly We Rot” predicting Bolt Thrower “In Battle There is No Law”. Mid-pace blockheaded chugging riffs, tossed in a salad that imputes meaning to otherwise unrelated motifs.

    3. Vigilance says:

      Sounds like obituary played by swedes

    4. Rainer Weikusat says:


      1. Rainer Weikusat says:

        As these one or two word condemnations which don’t really communicate anything but »I don’t like it« always annoy be, here’s an attempt at something more descriptive: Something more recent this reminds me of would be Centinex. Pretty much by-the-rulebook death metal which is, beyond occasional glimpses of one or the other, really neither good nor bad. I wouldn’t mind this being played somewhere and would probably even buy it if I absolute wanted to spend some money on something I didn’t yet listen to but it would probably wear off quickly. This could also do with some energy injected as the performance seems liveless almost to the point of sterility. A remarkable ouch: The dual guitar solo. Seems to have escaped from some NWOBHM recording and emergency-landed in the song (I’ve listened to).

  4. Interracial Porn and Arghoslent says:

    So that was clearly one of the homolords from the band, right?

    1. Probably that or one of their groupies.

  5. At the Bill Gates says:

    T — these niggas earned an “E” for Effort. The effort of motherfuckers treading water in the middle of the Baltic Sea with no ships in sight. Even the album title is nonsensical; how could terraforming be hostile? Maliciously developing Mars. Niggas affected me deeply, i.e. not at all. They sound like Devin Townsend Project tryna be Vektor. With meaningful Minas Morgul breakdowns.

  6. Semi- faggot says:

    The cover is pretty cool, I guess.

    1. C.M. says:

      I think it’s cool. Hostile terraforming makes me think of something very anti-Christian: A world formed by a demented or sadistic being that either wants to keep humans away or actively torment them. Cool concept.

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