Album Reviews

Hemoptysis – Misanthropic Slaughter

Released by: Independent Release

Release Date: March 8th, 2011

Genre: Trash Metal/Death Metal


Line Up:

Masaki Murashita -Vocals, Guitars

Ryan Miller – Lead Guitar

Sunao Arai – Bass

Travis Thune – Drums


1. Misanthropic Slaughter

2. Hopeless

3. M.O.D.

4. Impending Doom

5. And The World Dies

6. Interlude

7. The Cycle

8. Blood Storm

9. Shadow of Death

10. Hadephobia

11. End of Sorrow

The beauty of running a music promotion site like Myglobalmind is the fact that the vast amount of promo material we recive each week can get overwhelming and also satisfying. Why you ask? Well first and foremost we do what we do because we love to expose new bands, indie bands and any yes we always review big releases as well…even with our small hard working staff. We like to give every band an equal opportunity for the readers to test out and see if they like what they hear.

Like most readers already know, I have a prefer style of music I like to review usually falling anywhere between Melodic Rock, AOR, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Thrash and Prog Metal. My counter part Zeezee one of our staff writers usually handles the more extreme bands out there that fall in the genres of metalcore, post metal, death metal etc. But occasionally I’ll pop one of these type of bands promo in and see what they have to offer. Listening with an open mind letting the music come to you. This particular band was Hemoptysis.

This Phoenix, Arizona quartet is lead by Led Vocalists and Guitar player Masaki Murashita and along with a powerful rampage of hard core vitality in their music, these guys filled my ears with a constant pounding of some of the heaviest riffs I have heard in a long time. I am going  on a limb and when I make these comparisons I may be off, but you know what? It doesn’t matter because the music speaks for itself.

Belting out a monstrous gigantic riff in the title track, the dark deathly growls of Murashita plow forward giving a new meaning to my popular word of choice “bottom heavy”. Ohh yeah the man can shred too, just listen to the apocalyptic solo in “Hopeless”. The battery assault continues shortly thereafter giving way to the violent contusion of energy between the rhythm section and the vocals witnesses on “M.O.D.” which haunts you instrumentally in the intro. The word “misanthropic” means “marked by a hatred or contempt for humankind” and that meaning alone translates perfectly into what the band’s darkened electric riot sound portrays. The only song that I couldn’t filter was “The Cycle” as the tempo seemed off beat for some weird reason.

Just curious to see that the bands management team also works with Benedictum, a band that we recently reviewed on our site and one which Frontiers will release their upcoming record through. Apparently the guys over at Desert Core management must be doing something right in who they catch as clients because the Thrash movement is back alive and well and most of these bands have planted their roots for something bigger, leaving me to believe the future of Thrash Metal is alive and well. If you’re into any of the old Trash bands like Dark Angel, Slayer, and hell even newer ones like At The Gates and Kreator, chances are you will find something that Hemoptysis has to offer. Old school thrash metal at it’s best. Are you ready for it? Just be careful if played LOUD…you may be waking up the neighbors.

Written by Denys

Ratings Denys    8/10

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