Monday, May 16, 2016

CD Review: Hatebreed Return To "The Confessional" While Pierce The Veil Travel "Misadventures"

Connecticut's own hardcore metal band Hatebreed return with a new album titled "The Concrete Confessional." It was released on May 13th through the Nuclear Blast Entertainment label and continues the band's rise to heavy metal stardom. Hatebreed keep the songs short, concise and chock full of energy as the new thirteen-song release clocks in just over 30 minutes. Beginning with "A.D.," lead singer Jamey Jasta wastes no time, shouting out the lyrics and leading you down the rabbit hole of hardcore metal. The chanting chorus of "Looking Down The Barrel Of Today" is guaranteed to stir up the mosh pits in a live setting. Guitars come out blazing during "In The Walls" and they add some punk-like fury to the two-minute blast of "Us Against Us." Hatebreed lock into the metal groove of "Something's Off," before raising the bar with the neck-breaking speed of "Remember When." The album finishes up with the war call of "The Apex Within" and the deep chugging rhythm of "Serve Your Masters." Hatebreed are currently on tour through July. For a complete list of dates and to find out more about their new album "The Concrete Confessional," please visit hatebreed.com.

American hardcore rockers Pierce The Veil return with their fourth studio album titled "Misadventures." This album has been two years in the making and was finally released on May 13 through Fearless Records. It features eleven-tracks, beginning with the intense nu-metal appeal of "Dive In" and the punk-like fury of "Texas Is Forever." The album's lead single "The Divine Zero" has all of the right elements to create a modern alternative metal masterpiece. Their youthfulness is displayed in the attack of "Phantom Power And Ludicrous Speed" and uptempo, hard rock/pop appeal of "Circles." The new album finishes with addictive nu-metal sound of "Sambuka" and the bright, up-lifting sound of "Song For Isabelle." To find out more about Pierce The Veil and their latest release "Misadventures," please visit piercetheveil.net.

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