It’s the perfect backdrop for the band’s ‘might makes right’ mentality. A public condemnation that could be referencing  the ‘Seven Deadly Sins’.

I have to admit Hatebreed are one of the few bands I appreciated during the ‘90s. I thought rap metal bands were a joke but Hatebreed never fell directly into that category. More hardcore than metalcore I viewed them as a group respectful of crossover and thrash metal roots. Their music offered the masses a unique way to resent.

The band’s 7th studio album, The Concrete Confessional, was released last May via Nuclear Blast Records. “Seven Enemies” is the most recent visual effort.

This is largely a performance video. Spray paint, empty warehouses and desolate buildings give this video an urban feel. A heavy metal gang on the warpath. It’s the perfect backdrop for the band’s ‘might makes right’ mentality. A public condemnation that could be referencing  the ‘Seven Deadly Sins’.  The interwoven clips of the moshing crowd serve as a visual reinforcement. The anthem’s message has been received loud and clear.

Lyrics have always been the strength of Hatebreed and I really appreciate how some of the camera shots appear to be lined up directly with them. My favorite part is when Jamey utters the line “Please God don’t let me act on these words”. He makes a prayer sign and the camera sweeps in. These kinds of shots add another dimension to the video and give it more replay ability.

Hatebreed have been around since 1994, that’s over twenty years. Accompanied by visible longevity that most bands can only dream of. Hatebreed has paid their dues. Their sound hasn’t changed much but that’s to be expected. They are a cornerstone of a genre.  Check out “Seven Enemies” and let the hate breathe! \m/

Hatebreed are:

  • Jamey Jasta – Vocals
  • Chris Beattie – Bass
  • Wayne Lozinak – Guitars
  • Matt Byrne – Drums
  • Frank Novinec – Guitars
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