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Hatebreed
The Divinity of Purpose

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.


    About this Writer:
    Greg Watson // Greg Watson has been hooked on the loud and heavy sounds since the summer of 1994 when he first heard the opening notes of "Operation: Mindcrime" by Queensryche. Since then his tastes have expanded and grown like the ever evolving heavy metal tree of genres. He has been an active member of Maximum Metal off and on for 10 years. In his spare time, Greg enjoys deciding the fate of his loyal subjects in the realm of Skyrim and secretly playing air keyboard to "Separate Ways" by Journey when no one is watching. He currently resides in Roanoke, VA with his wife and his metal wannabe beagle.

    Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
    5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
    4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
    3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
    3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
    2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
    1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
    0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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