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!