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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.



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


  • 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)
  • Weight of the False Self (2020)


Tropes displayed by Hatebreed:

  • Alliterative Name: Jamey Jasta. Averted with his real name.note 
  • Awesome McCoolname: 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 compared to the rest of the band's work.
  • 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. However, there are also songs that talk about huge problems in the States such as police brutality, social injustice, systemic racism and corruption.
  • Metalcore: They are the Trope Codifier of the genre as a whole.
  • Miniscule Rocking: Prevalent in their earlier work. Especially on Satisfaction Is The Death Of Desire
  • Mistaken for Racist: Refer to Those Wacky Nazis for more details. Needless to say, saying that CNN had a Critical Research Failure would imply that they did any research.
  • Protest Song: The raison d'etre of The Concrete Confessional
  • 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"