If you’re reading this, chances are you know what to expect from this show and are surprised to see it being written about here. If that’s the case, all you need to know is that the new Hatebreed CD is awesome and there’s a hilarious bonus track.
Now, for those of you to whom this doesn’t apply, let me explain who Hatebreed is and why you should go to this show. The band’s music is intense and brutal, the breakdowns are insane and its mosh is undeniable. And while Hatebreed’s sound has remained fairly consistent during the 16 years the band has been around, the band members have done a good job at keeping things interesting. Keep in mind, however, that Hatebreed can and will make your great-grandmother throw a couch through the window … so make sure you don’t play them around her.
When it comes to commercial success, Hatebreed is known as the most successful Hardcore band in history, selling over a million albums, receiving a Grammy nomination, headlining tours all over the world and collaborating with everyone from Hip Hop artists to members of various Metal bands. Hatebreed’s singer even became the host of MTV2’s Headbanger’s Ball.
One of the things that makes the band so appealing is that instead of your typical “I hate the world and all women” lyrics that so many Hardcore and Metal bands use, a lot of Hatebreed’s lyrics are positive and inspiring. They have angry songs, of course, but singer Jamey Jasta keeps it real. While most people who play or listen to extreme music are very judgmental of kids who identify with other music genres (like Goth or Emo), Jasta isn’t. Rather than picking on them, he recognizes that everyone goes through phases in music and fans come and go.
And that’s definitely something refreshing to hear.
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