9 Songs, 28 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Hawthorne Heights’ 2011 EP muses on negativity—due in part to a year filled with lawsuits and the 2007 loss of lead guitarist Casey Calvert. So it makes sense for Hate to open with the brutal onslaught of “Is This What You Wanted,” where screeching guitars continuously wind as JT Woodruff and Micah Carli scream their throats raw. The punching guitar riffs of “Divided” echo the band’s early days, when it looked to Sunny Day Real Estate for inspiration. Hawthorne Heights tone down the ferocity here to contrast gloomy, resonating chords with impassioned singing that’s more emo than screamo. The title track expands on the roots of the genre’s origins: spiraling guitars slowly whirlpool into a sonic tempest as Woodruff spits out a distorted vocal attack railing against his job, life, parents, band, and solitude. 

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Hawthorne Heights’ 2011 EP muses on negativity—due in part to a year filled with lawsuits and the 2007 loss of lead guitarist Casey Calvert. So it makes sense for Hate to open with the brutal onslaught of “Is This What You Wanted,” where screeching guitars continuously wind as JT Woodruff and Micah Carli scream their throats raw. The punching guitar riffs of “Divided” echo the band’s early days, when it looked to Sunny Day Real Estate for inspiration. Hawthorne Heights tone down the ferocity here to contrast gloomy, resonating chords with impassioned singing that’s more emo than screamo. The title track expands on the roots of the genre’s origins: spiraling guitars slowly whirlpool into a sonic tempest as Woodruff spits out a distorted vocal attack railing against his job, life, parents, band, and solitude. 

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
334 Ratings
334 Ratings
B Shaw 13 ,

Great!!'nn

I was actually surprise how good this album is. It's a good direction reminds me of old HH.....just an awesome album

kandj2011 ,

Couldn't Love It More

I love love HH... Oceans is an amazing song...so beautiful. Some people hate on HH for their music having gone in a different direction...different sound etc... They've evolved and are still coming out with amazing stuff.

TimSim420 ,

Crazy good

I've loved Hawthorne since the beginning. Even the past 2 albums. They have such amazing talent and I can't stand ppl that started trashing them because there's no screams or it sounds too "poppy". Well....here you go. They changed what they said about never screaming again for y'all. Maybe now not only will they please old listeners and gain new fans but also get some of the two-faced "fans" back and buy their trilogy.

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