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Editors’ Notes

Anyone who feared that Hatebreed was going the way of doom metal due to the lumbering tempos on its 2009 eponymous album is in for a surprise. According to frontman Jamey Jasta, the metalcore quintet’s sixth studio album was crafted for the pit. The opening single, “Put It to the Torch,” is an instant jolt of fisticuff-friendly aggression. At just more than two minutes, the song explodes with Wayne Lozinak and Frank Novinec blasting thrash-metal riffs alongside a rhythm section approximating an old-school hardcore-punk foundation played at hyper speeds. Similarly, the following “Honor Never Dies” is a solid reminder that many of today’s kindred acts need to step up their games. Over a skull-bludgeoning sonic attack, Jasta wails anthemic war cries and a resonant credo of inner strength: "Sometimes standing for what you believe/Means standing alone." Both the title track and “Nothing Scars Me” are prime examples of Hatebreed’s style of layering new textures against a groundwork rooted in the bygone punk assault of Rollins-era Black Flag and early Suicidal Tendencies.

Customer Reviews

Been waiting a long time for this!

I'm in the gym almost every day, sometimes twice a day and Hatebreed are the best band to work out to, hands down. Got the single, jammed it twice this morning in the gym and can't wait for the whole CD.

If you want a Hatebreed record, this is it.

Been listening to Hatebreed since the beginning. I've seen them play a few free shows and a couple for like 5 bucks. Needless to say, their sound and talent has progressed exponentially. Jasta's songwriting continues to be on point. Fantastically motivating lyrics coupled with a perfectly mastered record. Fellow Mind's Eye Tattoo canvas of master artist Tony Adamson, Chris Beattie's bass guitar is WAY out front where it belongs…. Matt's bass drums pound which gives the record it's ridiculously clean and heavy sound. Frank and Wayne's guitar skills feed off of one another….and Jasta is …….Jasta. If you have EVER considered yourself a metal fan, you should have bought this record a month ago. I totally agree with the first rating…BEST gym music ever….except for the fact that I made the mistake of making my first listen at the gym….I made a fool of myself head banging in there. Get this record….Get it now….Wear it out...

Great album

Worth 10 bucks.


Formed: 1993 in New Haven, CT

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

The New Haven, Connecticut-based Hatebreed got together in 1993 for the purpose of creating a "back to basics" hardcore band with heavy metallic guitars, screaming vocals, and 30-second songs. Consisting of Jamey Jasta (vocals), Lou "Boulder" Richards (guitar), Chris Beattie (bass), Sean Martin (guitar), and Rigg Ross (drums), Hatebreed had the chance to play throughout the East Coast while sharing the stage with the likes of Entombed, the Deftones, Slayer, and Napalm Death. By 1997, Victory Records...
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The Divinity of Purpose, Hatebreed
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Metal, Music, Rock, Alternative, Punk
  • Released: Jan 29, 2013
  • Parental Advisory

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