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Hatebreed – Rise Of Brutality – CD Review

In the genre of Metalcore, there is one band that is lightyears ahead of the rest. That band is the fiery Hatebreed, whose graceful brutality pulverizes without mercy. Their aptly titled 2003 release, “Rise Of Brutality” [Universal Records], harkens back to Hatebreed‘s earlier masterpieces. And there is no peace here.

Harsh, guttural growls hammer through solid waves of savage, frenetic guitar roar. The rhythms are tight and intense; their lyrical rage carries a philosophical onslaught of fierce, powerful thought. Hatebreed stands alone in their harsh quality.

The best of these explosive cuts includes the anger anthem “Straight To Your Face,” “Another Day, Another Vendetta,” the primal assault of “This Is Now,” “A Lesson Lived Is A Lesson Learned,” and “Voice Of Contention.” But every track kills. Hatebreed has few equals, but lots of followers.

Overall, Hatebreed has made one of the BEST RELEASES of 2003. This one should not be missed. Stay savage. Farewell.

Related Bands: All Out War, Indecision, Hoods, A18, Atreyu, Acid Bath, Silverstein, Freya, How It Ends, Thursday, As I Lay Dying, December, Sworn Enemy, Hate Theory, Haste, Poison The Well, Scar Culture, Dim Mak, Luddite Clone, Candiria, Buried Alive, etc.

Keep the faith, and the AGGRESSION. War.

Bill Vogel III
Email at: StrangeAeons@hatebox.net
Copyright 2003.
Courtesy of Stranger Aeons Magazine.

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