Love/Hate are a band from California that had some success in the early 90's with a very mainstream orientated form of hard rock/metal and this is a review of their self released 2014 ep "Crucified".
The ep starts out with a very heavy hard rock sound along with some melodic vocals and th e music has a mid 70' feeling to it along with some solos and leads before adding in more classic rock elements.
On the following track acoustic guitars are brought into the recording with a power ballad that also has 70's style keyboards and they still use acoustic guitars on the following song while also returning to a more harder direction and after awhile they return to their more hard rock direction while also having a good amount of melody as well as a blues feeling and there are alos more power ballads added to the recording.
With this ep Love/Hate have a little bit more different sound than from what I remember with the music being a bit more closer to classic rock than the more mainstream hard rock/metal sound of their earlier material.
Song lyrics cover everyday themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound for being a self released recording where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this ep.
In my opinion this is a very decent sounding recording from Love/Hate and if you are a fan of classic rock/metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Hanging You Out" and "Your Making Me Nervous". 7/8 out of 10.