The new album picks up right were Dawn Of The New Centurion left off. A modern take on the classic thrash style, the music is as abrasive as it is unrelenting.
The story of Hatriot is part of metal lore. The band seemingly began as the brain child of longtime Exodus vocalist Steve ‘Zetro’ Souza. At the time, Zetro was out of the band (Exodus) and Hatriot became his personal vehicle of destruction.
Utilizing his children and their musical skills, things seemingly fell into place but there was one ingredient missing. Pulling a hot guitarist off the streets is no easy task but that’s just what happened when Kosta V. came into the fold. Hatriot had all the makings of a high profile act. With two successful albums under their belts: Heroes Of Origin (2013) and Dawn Of The New Centurion (2014), the band seem poised for great things. Then the unthinkable happened, Steve ‘Zetro’ Souza reunited with Exodus and all bets were off.
At first, Zetro said he’d be doing ‘double duty’ singing and writing for both bands but it was announced later that Cody Souza (Bass) would be taking over the vocal helm. Years went by, many assumed this was the end of Hatriot, they were wrong. Hatriot’s latest effort, From Days Unto Darkness, hit the streets on July 26th via Massacre Records.
The new album picks up right were Dawn Of The New Centurion left off. A modern take on the classic thrash style, the music is as abrasive as it is unrelenting. The double kicks and blast beats of Nick Souza take the Hatriot sound to the next level. The supporting bass lines of Cody ground the over all attack. The guitar work is just what you’d expect from a prodigy like Kosta V, a lesson in sound that screams for attention. However, as exciting as this music is the vocals are the climax of the album. Cody is fucking sick! Steve ‘Zetro’ Souza is one of the most prolific thrash vocalists in metal history but Cody is far more than a clone. He gives the Souza trademark style a villainous edge, an addition that will undoubtedly lead to success. Highlight tracks for me are: “One Less Hell”, “Daze Into Darkness”, “Carnival Of Execution”, “Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed”, “Delete” and “Ethereal Nightmare”.
This album has exceeded my expectations and then some! Hatriot has returned. Check out From Days Unto Darkness and let these black anthems ignite the ‘Hatriotism’ in you! \m/
· Kosta V. – Guitars
· Kevin Paterson – Guitars
· Nick Souza – Drums
· Cody Souza – Bass / Vocals