That album Hate by Sacrofago is terrible, but not because of drum machines. It's when band has reached its peak and can't out-did themselves later on, or the main creative mind behind what made that band good just quits/joins other band instead so it's like mid-life crisis to remaining members and you can't surpass everyone's beloved early material. So many old-school thrash/dm bands had that moment and majority, if not disbanded, sucks to this day.
Weird hahah. Now those guys are considered one of the progenitors of black thrash.
I may be wrong as i am not into the more extreme side of metal. But it seems Sepultura and Sarcofogo created modern Black Metal, the two bands are connected. All those musicians from now classic Norwegian Black Metal bands were fans and would send letters to both bands. Varg from Burzum exchanged postal letters with Sepultura very regularly before Burzum was a band. And according to them he was clearly crazy, he took satanism seriously while to Sepultura it was just to scare their grandparents.
I was into metal back in the day they released "Hate", extreme metal fanatics saw it as a blasphemy and some threated them of murder, actually stalked them for that purpose. Among those who were just into metal and hardcore they became a joke or a polemic, i did not even listen to it but i would say myself "electronic drums? hahahah what a garbage". It seems they just did not want anyone else in the band and decided to use the drum machine.
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it's nuts, isn't it? These drops are ridiculously over the top but they work so well. It's such a braindead slam and that thing adds so much character, creates some sort of anticipation for that digital distortion, very unexpected, then it just SLAAAAAAMS so hard it's completely different dimension.
Overproduction at its finest and I love every second of it because it just works.