A very dark underground style industrial sound starts off the album along with some spoken word samples and a few seconds alter aggressive noise rock style vocals are added into the music and you can also hear a lot of post punk in the bands musical style along with some programmed beats and the synths also bring in an 80's gothic rock/synth pop feeling to the recording.
At times melodic vocals can be heard in the tracks along with a very distorted and old school death rock guitar sound and on one of the tracks ethnic style chants are brought in briefly along with a heavier guitar sound that are influenced by metal and elements of noise and as the album progresses the music gets more avant garde and you can hear a small amount of black metal elements being brought in briefly along with a few tracks that are long and epic in length.
Hateful Abandon creates a style that is very hard to classify and you can hear everything from industrial, goth, post rock, noise, experimental and a touch of black metal throughout the recording, the production sounds very dark while the lyrics cover dark and depressive themes.
In my opinion Hateful Abandon are a very great sounding mixture of industrial, noise rock, goth and post punk and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Maze of Bastards" "The Test" and "December'. 8 out of 10.