- Jewelcase CD
- Revisited layout
HATE FOREST born in 1995 and split-up in 2004.
A true legend of Slavonic Black Metal, never being part of the scene, never giving interviews or making photos, the band crafted own name with their extreme individualism and estrangement.
HATE FOREST's music can be described as grim, cold, aggressive and straightforward black metal, mostly very fast with low, distorted vocals and dark ambient elements.
The band's lyrics are heavily influenced by Scythian and Slavic legends, the mythology of H. P. Lovecraft, and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche.
In 2009 Osmose Productions and HATE FOREST members sign a deal to re-issue all the back catalog of the band, and here the third album.
Battlefields is very carefully mastered. The most tragic and serious HATE FOREST album. Featuring documentary recordings of Ukrainian old traditional songs and a real funeral made in small Carpathian village as final track Keening. Most of those Ukrainian nobles, which's images you can see in the booklet died in battles or were executed.