Death, kill, BLOOD, ROWAARR! Death, kill, BLOOD, ROWAARR! Death, kill, BLOOD, ROWAARR! Death, kill, BLOOD, ROWAARR! Death, kill, BLOOD, ROWAARR! Death, kill, BLOOD, ROWAARR! Death, kill, BLOOD, ROWAARR! Death, kill, BLOOD, ROWAARR! Death, kill, BLOOD, ROWAARR! Death, kill, BLOOD, ROWAARR! Death, kill, BLOOD, ROWAARR! Death, kill, BLOOD, ROWAARR! Death, kill, BLOOD, ROWAARR! Death, kill, BLOOD, ROWAARR!

Ahh yes, hardcore. A lot of people aren't sure what is 'hardcore' and what isn't. Some people listen to Godsmack and Linkin Park, thinking that those bands are 'hardcore.' I laugh like a monkey in a room with other monkeys.

Hardcore is essentially, by definition, a blend of punk and metal. Sorta. Heh, the whole genre thing nowadays is completely screwed up, because when I bought this CD, it was in the "Rock" section. I also saw Britany Spears and N'Sync in the "Rock" section. Now you understand - it's all screwed up.

I Will BE HEARDS!

Hatebreed, IMO, is THE standard for east coast hardcore. Their style is a perfect mixture of fast punky beats, and head bobbing grooves that are found in most super heavy-ish bands. Hatebreed is HATEBREED, and this is just something that is carved in stone.

When I first heard them a few years ago, I didn't really like them that much due to those fast beats in there. But I loved the metal-ish chuggy grooves that killed the world. Yeah. Most people would think that with a name like Hatebreed, and being "Hardcore", they'd be super negative and depressed and stuff. WRONG.

One thing I like in particular about these fellas is that they are tremedously positive. The lyrics and feel of Jamie's vocals are in the mindset of, "Stand up and fight for yourself, and destroy everyone that gets in your way." It's perfect music to listen to if you're feeling rather down and angry, or feeling negative. This is due to the fact that Hatebreed combines the pure aggression of heavy shit, with the sort of positivity of being alive and overcoming anything that slows you down. It's almost contradictory, but in an extremely good sort of way. YAY!

RIIIIISE!

Production wise, it's pretty good. It's heavy, and it's RROAWRR. I am, however, a little dissapointed with the overall album sound. The geetars are really beefy and heavy, however the kick drum (bass drum) is rather quiet, which kinda takes a little life out of the mix. The snare could use more crack and death, and the bass guitar isn't very distinguishable from the guitars.

But for HATEBREED, and hardcore, that particular nitch is acceptable. Everything else is rather good, and I will be listening to this album lots and lots and EXPLODE! There are a couple special guests, including the supar famous Slayer guy Kerry King. He has guitar solo thingys in track 11, where he wails and plays and thangs. In conjunction with the beefy guitars, it's short and sweet (which most guitar solos aren't). Thus, I likes it.

For the record, I'm NOT a fan of Slayer (now lots of hardcore metal guys want to see me bleed), so that = a big compliment. So I guess in conclusion, this CD is beyond acceptable. If you like it REALLY heavy, and you like to kill stuff and enjoy being pumped up (this album will go into my pre-concert required listening collection), then you must get this CD. And their first one. KIIIIIIIIIILLLL!!1

Rating

Category Comment Rating
Sound/Production Heavy deathness! Some kickdrum and snare quirks... 4
Presentation I like it when there is fire on a CD. And hate. But not that much hate... 4.5
Originality Hatebreed is HATEBREED! 4.5
Songwriting Heavy, 2 minute songs = the best! 4.5
Deathy/Heavyness KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL 5
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Final Verdict: 4.5

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Rawrb vocalizes:

Smilie!donnie said:whoever wrote that review sucks they didnt even listen to the cd your an idiot the cd is bad ass but it has nothing to do with killing Is he serious? Are you serious? Do you not understand context? OF COURSE their music isn't ABOUT killing! I'm saying the music is so heavy and awesome that it KILLS! I guess some people don't actually read the review (other than the last WORD). Haha, but I'm an "idiot" somehow. Har.

donnie (Guest) un-shut-ups:

Smilie!whoever wrote that review sucks they didnt even listen to the cd your an idiot the cd is bad ass but it has nothing to do with killing

Murph un-shut-ups:

Smilie!That's how I felt at first, but the POWERS of the RIFFS compels you!

DrunkinMonkey (Guest) pizzas:

Smilie!i don't really like hate breed because of their singing. im more of a Zao or As I Lay Dieing fan personaly.

Yo (Guest) declares:

Smilie!That was good

LOgan blahs:

Smilie!madhu said:chat with me u r free time you need to learn how to fucking talk

LOgan declares:

Smilie!fuck you bastard

Shafty splats:

Smilie!WOW! The spayumm came all the way from Yahoo! India... Pluh's expanses are very expansive, as they span great spans of distance.

Murph unleashes:

Smilie!Erm, hey Rob! Wanna delete teh SPAM?!?!

madhu (Guest) verbalizes:

Smilie!chat with me u r free time

what happend (Guest) blahs:

Smilie!r u not intrest with in me

Rawrb verbalizes:

Smilie!Damn straight. This site is for you, the cool femail who likes HATEBREED!

Beth Also (Guest) absolves:

Smilie!yeah this smily face is like total stongerage.. dude i think i should roll and come on this website. It's total sweetness! Hehe

Beth Also (Guest) dispenses:

Smilie!yeah this smily face is like total stongerage.. dude i think i should roll and come on this website. It's total sweetness! Hehe

Beth communicates:

Smilie!HateBreed is one of those bands you hate to love. Ah fuck . . i Love them

Thai Metaller (Guest) splats:

Smilie!This is a fu*kin great album, so I'm wating for them in Sydney.
They are teh HAETBREED!
Do they hate to breed?