|Genres||Black Metal, dark ambient|
Hate Forest was a Ukrainian black metal band formed by Roman Saenko, the leading member of Drudkh, Dark Ages, and Blood of Kingu. Thurios joined the band in 1998 after the recording of Scythia. The music is mostly very fast, but occasionally slow, with low, distorted vocals and dark ambient elements (some releases have consisted entirely of dark ambient tracks) and musical influences range from Scandinavian black metal to traditional death metal, especially Bolt thrower. According to the band, its lyrics are about mythology, mainly Slavic, and inspired by H. P. Lovecraft's stories and Friedrich Nietzsche's philosophy. The band never gave interviews, never released photos, and held its distance from the black metal scene. After Hate Forest disbanded, Saenko focused on Blood of Kingu, a band similar in style but of different inspiration but had also ceased to exist in 2016.
Final & Original lineup
- Roman Saenko (also in Drudkh, Blood of Kingu and Dark Ages) – Lead vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, and drum programming.
- Thurios (also in Drudkh, Blood of Kingu and Astrofaes) – vocals and guitar (for live performance, 2002)
- Khaoth – drums (for live performance, 2001)
- Alzeth – guitar (1998–1999, 2002; former Dark Ages)
- Roman Novik – bass (for live performance, 2000 and 2001)
- Scythia (demo, 1999)
- Darkness (EP, 2000)
- The Curse (demo, 2000)
- The Most Ancient Ones (full-length, 2001)
- Blood & Fire (EP, 2001)
- Ritual (EP, 2001)
- The Gates (EP, 2001)
- Blood & Fire/Ritual (compilation, 2001)
- To Those Who Came Before Us (compilation, 2002)
- Purity (full-length, 2003)
- To Twilight Thickets (compilation, 2003)
- Battlefields (full-length, 2003)
- Resistance (EP, 2004)
- Sorrow (full-length, 2005)
- Nietzscheism (compilation, 2005)
- Temple Forest (demo, 2007, recorded in 2000; appeared as a part of To Twilight Thickets, released in 2007 as a stand-alone demo)
- Grief of the Universe/Spinning Galaxies (split EP with Legion of Doom, 2008)
- Dead But Dreaming (compilation, 2009)
- Those Once Might Fallen (Split with Ildjarn, 2013)
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