To the Threshold
Label: Roadrunner Records
Fact: bands like Hatebreed have nothing in common with bands like Slipknot. Bereft of auto-tuned vocals or silly costumes, Hatebreed's music--having sprung from that hardest of hardcore scenes, the '90s East Coast's--stands on its own. Like all their work, Supremacy is a self-help book set to a violent but simple thrum of guitars, bass and drums, with Jamey Jasta hurling gargled-glass affirmations at listeners--"I promise myself/To never be my own defeatist." The record doesn't veer from what the band's been doing for a decade now, but its bottled brutality still kicks butt.