Company: Razor and Tie Release: 2013 Genre: Hardcore Reviewer: ChaosLord
Lots of aggression and speed
Connecticut metallers/hardcore purveyors Hatebreed return with their latest release, "The Divinity of Purpose". From the first listen through a few additional spins, "Divinity" plays like your typical Hatebreed album. Short song with lots of aggression and speed riffs make up the album with Jamey Jasta's classic barked vocals. There is a tad more melody on this release as opposed to prior albums from the band but even still, it isn't enough to cause the album to deviate from past formulas. That's not to say that the album is awful and a waste of time. It's a solid album and what you would expect out of Hatebreed. They've been on the scene for a while and have no trouble dolling out good, straight forward metal/hardcore. Tracks "Honor Never Dies", "Indivisible" and "Bitter Truth" are really standout tracks from the album and some that feature the aforementioned melody. This is an album fans of the band will definitely be happy with.