A Classic That Will Go Down In History
Bill Lumbergh | Initech | 04/09/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"[...]. Hatebreed isn't death metal. They're straight in your face hardcore mixed with the brutality of metal, a winning combination. Come on, who could not love the brutality Jamey Jasta and gang deliver straight towards your face? I'm sure you've never heard of Hatebreed in 1997, unless you're a hardcore fan. I was only 9 years old at that time, so I have an excuse. "Before Dishonor" brings the guitar work of Sepultura mixed in with the hardcore tinges of Warzone and Earth Crisis, without the straight edge stuff (I think drugs are wicked. They took the lives of such great people, like Chris Farley, Brad Nowell and Layne Staley). "Before Dishonor" has Jamey's vocals a tad bit deeper than on his new stuff, but it's still great. Slightly better. (I still love Hatebreed.) "Last Breath" is another classic, even though it's only a minute and a half long. It still delivers right to your ears. It's just that great. The whole freakin' CD is awesome. What are you waiting for? Get off you ass and buy it!"
Derrick Gall | North St. Paul, MN USA | 01/18/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"They are no doubt talented in their genre of music. Very fast paced music as always, this CD is full of hardcore guitar riffs. I can't help but to always picture a crazy mosh pit involved in every one of their songs. If I were to choose a single song to decide whether or not to buy this CD, I would pick the song "Last Breath". Some good metal. Rhapsody categorized this album as well as Hatebreed in general under "Metalcore". Remember that if you are going to buy this album, this is Hatebreed so expect a whole lotta screaming. Hatebreed to me is the official "head banging, mosh pit" band of today, and this album definitely shows it. It even comes with a poetic title."
Short and Sweet!
BLEEKER | NYC | 04/01/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ah the memories.... getting my head stopped on by a crowd of crazed adrenaline charged moshers... those were the good ol days. I remember the NYC hardcore scene back in the early-mid 90s... bands like Madball, Bulldoze, 25 to life, Dog Eat Dog (to name a few) dominated the scene. Music has turned many different corners since then. It's always nice to pull out this Hatebreed CD (or Mp3s now)and listen to one of the finest examples of east coast hardcore. Put it on and crank it up!"