Hatebreed- The Divinity of Purpose
Release date: 2013Jan29
Label: Razor & Tie
After several albums of dabbling in straight-up metalcore, Hatebreed returns to their hardcore roots on The Divinity of Purpose. “Put It To The Torch” resembles a muddled cross of metallic drums and buzzy guitars with the required breakdown in-between. My picks include “Own Your World”, ”Dead Man Breathing” and the title track. All three best express the anger of frontman Jamey Jasta. Everything past those tracks is filler, except for “Boundless (Time To Murder It)”. I liked their last album better. I do want to add that I’ve never been and will never be a fan of “tough guy” music and I think that Jasta has done his share of inciting the audience for the purpose of shits and giggles. Their next effort should expand upon their metalcore interests instead.