Friendship are a band from Japan that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of power violence, grindcore, sludge and doom metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Hatred" which will be released in October by Daymare Recordings.
Brutal blast beats and distorted amp noise start off the album before going into a very fast grindcore direction which also introduces crust style growls onto the recording along with the heavier sections of the songs being very heavily influenced by sludge and doom metal and a great portion of the tracks a re very short in length.
Throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the songs also mix in a great amount of power violence elements along with the riffs also adding in a small amount of dark sounding melodies and the music always remains very heavy and brutal.
Friendship creates another recording that remains true to the grindcore, power violence, sludge and doom metal mixture of previous release, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover violent and angry themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Friendship and if you are a fan of power violence, grindcore, sludge and doom metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Rejected" "Tortures" "Life Sentence" and "El Chapo". 8 out of 10.