The Rise of Brutality review by Hatebreed

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  • Released: Oct 28, 2003
  • Sound: 8
  • Lyrics: 4
  • Overall Impression: 6
  • Reviewer's score: 6 Neat
  • Users' score: 9 (28 votes)
Hatebreed: The Rise of Brutality

Sound — 8
Heavy as hell, absolutely no rest bite the whole way through, thunderous guitars, pounding drums and rolling bass. The songs are fast furious and probably the least subtle I have heard in years. As far as this department goes, all is well!

Lyrics — 4
As far as this department goes not to good! Lyrics are repetative and cliched, constantly revolving round the subjest of finding the truth (whatever the hell that is? ) and the delivery is harsh and with lack of variance making the songs harder to listen to than they should be. The levels of energy are immense but maybe a bit to immense?

Overall Impression — 6
A good albumn but that is about as far as it goes, the songs seem repetitative after a while and apart from a couple of standouts such as 'Live For This' there is little new here.

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    I have this album and I think it kicks ass! But i guess everyones entitled to their own opinion...
    This album is all i can say, probably the greatest record i have bought in the last year... Takes a while to get into the hatebreed contex but its pure magic after a while!!!!
    Not as good as perserverance but...still damn good. I don't like straight to your face, but the rest is great.