Album Review: Hatebreed – Hatebreed

October 2, 2009

Hatebreed - HatebreedTitle: Hatebreed
Artist: Hatebreed
Label: E1 (North America) Roadrunner (Australia)
Released: 29 September 2009
In one word: Joyous

I come to this album a Hatebreed virgin, and I must say, rarely has there been a more aptly named band.  “Happybreed” this ain’t!  Like a particularly pissed-off hybrid of Fear Factory, Machine Head, Slipknot, Pantera and maybe just a modicum of Metallica (especially in the impressively melodic, though mercifully infrequent, guitar solos), this is my idea of good, clean FUN!

I somehow doubt that’s the word the band (or their record company) would choose to describe their musical output, but to my admittedly warped sensibilities this is good ol’-fashioned entertainment, plain an’ simple.  A lyrical sample: “You’re too fucked for words…now you’re just fucked”.  Something in that for everyone, methinks.

Fun for all the family!


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