The opener "Tear it down" takes up the "Perseverance" outro, on "Another day, another vendetta" Hatebreed" does the honour to the Hardcore icons Sick Of It All. With "The rise of brutality" the band finally managed in 2003 to weaken the reproach of becoming mollycoddle.
Tracklist - The rise of brutality
- 1.Tear It Down
- 2.Straight To Your Face
- 3.Facing What Consumes You
- 4.Live For This
- 6.Another Day, Another Vendetta
- 7.A Lesson Lived Is A Lesson Learned
- 8.Beholder Of Justice
- 9.This Is Now
- 10.Voice Of Contention
- 11.Choose Or Be Chosen
- 12.Confide In No One
- 13.Bound To Violence
EMP Editorial Team (18.11.2005)
Hatebreed stears right out of the underground and right into mainstream without loosing their street cred. They already proved their mixture of Hardcore and Death/Trash Metal to work on their major debut "Perseverance". Almost anybody knows hits such as "You're never alone", "I will be heard" or "Before dishonor" from their debut "Satisfaction is the death of desire". Hence, there is a high level to reach with "The rise of brutality". At least it does justice to the name. The sound of the raging volcano is tight, the arrangements beamy and Jamey Jasta's vocals lower and more penetrating than ever before. It's unbelievable how easily they pull one hymn after another out of the hat! "This is now" is THE Metalcore song of the year and fans of Slayer and Slipknot should take the opportunity and buy an album that will not disappoint them.