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HATEBREED – The Divinity Of Purpose

| 22 January 2013 | Reply


Label: Razor & Tie

Release Date: January 29, 2013

Rating: 8/10

Reviewed by: ToddStar

Hatebreed does what they do and they make no apologies for it.  They shouldn’t – what they do, they do well; better than a lot of their peers actually.  The latest release is no different.

“Put It To The Torch” opens the new disc, and it is a take no prisoners track.  This features some of the best guitar work on a Hatebreed disc yet.  Jamey’s vocals add to the attack and bring across the emotion behind the track.  “Honor Never Dies” comes next and keeps the energy and aggression levels up – not that we would expect less.  Next is “Own Your World.”  This has a different intro than most of the track here and the guitar work here seems chunkier and full compared to opening tracks.  “The Language” is a great guitar track with some really good riffs that any metal-head can appreciate, regardless of your feelings about the vocals.  “Before The Fight” comes up and adds depth to the disc, in that I think the guitar work is great here.  The rhythm section also stands out on this track.  The drumming is solid all through the disc, but this track stands out for me.  Same can be said about the bass line.

“Indivisible” is all speed and aggression.  This should be a welcome addition to the live show… I can see mosh pits all over the world going f*cking crazy to this track.  An interesting riff opens “Dead Man Breathing.”  The rest of the song is typical Hatebreed fare, but again the guitar stands out.  The bass gets to stand out front and center during the opening of the title track, “The Divinity Of Purpose.”  It works and could be a great transition track in the live show.  “Bitter Truth” adds more depth to the disc with its instrumentation.  On this disc, the vocals are typical Jasta fare, but the musicianship has improved over their previous releases.  Along comes “Boundless (Time To Murder It).”  I think this is another tune that would come off with the bands fan base really well live.  “Idolized and Vilified” has a cool groove underneath that brings the disc to an end.

Category: CD Reviews

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ToddStar - that's me... just a rocking accountant who had dreams of being a rock star. I get to do the next best thing to rocking the globe - I get to take pictures of the lucky ones that do. I love to shoot all genres of music and different types of performers. If it is related to music, I love to photograph it. I get to shoot and hang with not only some of my friends and idols, but some of the coolest people around today.

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