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Hatebreed are a Hardcore/Metalcore band forming during the first half of 90s. The band is known for their contribution to the subgenre known as Metallic Hardcore (better known today as Metalcore). Their musical style is generally either slow and heavy, or fast paced and aggressive.

The band's known influences include Metallica, Pantera, Slayer, Agnostic Front, Cro-Mags, Misfits, Suicidal Tendencies, Black Flag, Sepultura, Celtic Frost, Sick of It All, Mercyful Fate, Biohazard, Entombed and Motörhead.

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Members:

  • Jamey Jasta – vocals (1994–present)
  • Chris Beattie – bass (1994–present)
  • Matt Byrne – drums (2001–present)
  • Frank Novinec – lead guitar (2006–present)
  • Wayne Lozinak – rhythm guitar (1994–1996, 2009–present)

Discography:

  • Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire (1997)
  • Perseverance (2002)
  • The Rise of Brutality (2003)
  • Supremacy (2006)
  • For the Lions (2009)
  • Hatebreed (2009)
  • The Divinity of Purpose (2013)
  • The Concrete Confessional (2016)

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  • Alliterative Name: Jamey Jasta. Averted with his real name.note 
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: Jamey Jasta.
  • Cover Album: This is what For the Lions is.
  • Crowd Song: "I Will Be Heard," which the band often uses to close out concerts. Even after hours of moshing and screaming, a clear majority of the crowd will join in.
  • Driven to Suicide: Mentioned in "Looking Down The Barrel Of Today"
  • Early Installment Weirdness: "Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire" had a more stereotypical hardcore sound that less like their material after it.
  • Five-Man Band:
  • Grief Song: "Last Breath"
  • Lead Bassist: Chris Beattie is a type C, being the other original member.
  • Long Title: Satisfaction Is The Death Of Desire, "Conceived Through An Act Of Violence", "Looking Down The Barrel Of Today" and "A Lesson Lived Is A Lesson Learned"
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  • Lyrical Dissonance: Considering the genre they are in, a lot of their music sounds angry, but if you take a look at the lyrics, quite a few of their songs are explicitly about, or touch upon the themes of, empowerment, togetherness, being a better person in the face of great trials, not letting the past define you, and other generally positive messages.
  • Metallic Hardcore
  • Miniscule Rocking: Prevalent in their earlier work. Especially on Satisfaction Is The Death Of Desire
  • Mohs Scale of Rock and Metal Hardness: 9 for the most part, though they can hit 10.
  • Protest Song: The raison d'etre of The Concrete Confessional
  • Rated M for Manly
  • Sanity Slippage Song: "Something's Off" was written by Jamey Jasta about his anxiety disorder.
    • "In The Walls" and "Smash Your Enemies" as well arguably
  • Those Wacky Nazis: This is what they were accused of by CNN in 2012 due to the Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting, perpetrated by a white-supremacist heavy metal musician. The band and their fanbase reacted very negatively to the claim, and a retraction was quickly made.
  • Unstoppable Rage: "Looking Down The Barrel Of Today" and "Seven Enemies"
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