LIMITED EARLY BIRD VIP TICKETS REMAIN FOR ALE FEST 2018 - GET YOURS TODAY!

Favorite

Hatebreed 

With the Black Dahlia Murder, Napalm Death, Exodus, Despised Icon, and First Blood. Saturday, September 16, at the Agora Theater.

Connecticut's Hatebreed comes out of that whole late-'80s/early '90s Youth Crew, "We're all about unity and positivity, and we'll kick the ass of anyone who says different" mind-set fostered by the New York and Boston hardcore scenes. It has managed to bash out four albums of monochromatic metalcore -- the latest being the brand-new Supremacy (Roadrunner) -- without ever risking a new idea.

It's a fierce live act, every song a throbbing assault on the wildly moshing crowd, so save your money for the show rather than the CDs. Jamey Jasta's bark is clear enough that you'll be able to figure out the chorus on the first go-round and pump your fist along with all the other thick-necked yahoos on the second.

Detroit's Black Dahlia Murder released a hell of a full-length debut with Unhallowed. Its blend of death-metal speed and crunch with black-metal screeching was unnervingly powerful. On Miasma, last year's follow-up, it fell off somewhat, heading dangerously close to routine Darkest Hour-like melodic metalcore territory. Black Dahlia's also a kick-ass live act, though, so it should be easily able to put across even substandard material in a thoroughly circle-pit-inspiring manner.

Speaking of Show Preview

Latest in Livewire

More by Phil Freeman

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

Staff Pick Events

  • Caitlin Canty @ Peninsula G.A.R. Hall

    • Sat., May 26
  • Jim Florentine @ Sachsenheim Hall

    • Sun., May 27
  • Steve Gillespie @ Hilarities Comedy Club

    • Wed., May 30

© 2018 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 241-7550
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.


Website powered by Foundation