The Rise of Brutality

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The Rise of Brutality
Hatebreedtheriseofbrutality.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 28, 2003 (2003-10-28)
Genre Metalcore, [1] hardcore punk
Length31:58
Label Universal
Producer Zeuss
Hatebreed chronology
Perseverance
(2002)
The Rise of Brutality
(2003)
Supremacy
(2006)
Singles from The Rise of Brutality
  1. "This Is Now"
  2. "Live for This"
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svg [2]
Exclaim! favorable [3]
MusicOMH favorable [4]
PopMatters mixed [5]
Punknews.orgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [6]
Sputnikmusic 3.0/5 [1]

The Rise of Brutality is the third studio album by American metalcore band Hatebreed. It was released on October 28, 2003 by Universal Records.

Album collection of recorded music, words, sounds

An album is a collection of audio recordings issued as a collection on compact disc (CD), vinyl, audio tape, or another medium. Albums of recorded music were developed in the early 20th century as individual 78-rpm records collected in a bound book resembling a photograph album; this format evolved after 1948 into single vinyl LP records played at ​33 13 rpm. Vinyl LPs are still issued, though album sales in the 21st-century have mostly focused on CD and MP3 formats. The audio cassette was a format widely used alongside vinyl from the 1970s into the first decade of the 2000s.

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Metalcore is a fusion genre combining elements of extreme metal and hardcore punk, that originated in the late 1980s. Among other styles blending metal and hardcore, such as crust punk and grindcore, metalcore is noted for its use of breakdowns, which are slow, intense passages conducive to moshing. Other defining instrumentation includes heavy guitar riffs often utilizing percussive pedal tones and double bass drumming. Vocalists in the genre typically perform screaming, more popular bands often combine this with the use of standard singing, usually during the bridge or chorus of a song. However the death growl is also a popular technique within the genre.

Contents

Background

"This is Now" proved to be the album's first single, frequently being played on MTV2's Headbangers Ball , a program which vocalist Jamey Jasta often hosted. The song was also included on the first MTV2 Headbangers Ball compilation album that same year. A second single would be found in "Live for This," with its music video dedicated to a deceased friend of the band. The song "Another Day, Another Vendetta," greatly samples the song "Just Look Around," by Sick of it All, borrowing the first verse.

MTV2 American cable and satellite television channel spun off of MTV

MTV2 is an American pay television channel owned by the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom. The channel was initially broadcast free-to-air in selected markets, where the former all-request music channel known as The Box was broadcast.

<i>Headbangers Ball</i> music television program

Headbangers Ball was a music television program consisting of heavy metal music videos airing on MTV, MTV2, MTV Australia, MTV Rocks, MTV Adria, MTV Brand New, MTV Portugal, MTV Finland, MTV Arabia, MTV Norway, MTV Sweden, MTV Denmark, MTV Greece, MTV Türkiye, MTV Israel, MTV Hungary and MTV Japan. The show began on MTV on April 18, 1987, playing heavy metal and hard rock music videos late at night, from both well-known and more obscure artists. The show offered a stark contrast to Top 40 music videos shown during the day.

<i>Jamey Jasta</i> American singer

Jamey Jasta is an American musician from New Haven, Connecticut, best known as the lead vocalist of the hardcore band Hatebreed and sludge metal band Kingdom of Sorrow. Jasta also fronts metalcore band Icepick. Prior to Hatebreed, Jasta fronted the hardcore band Jasta 14.

The first song, "Tear It Down" is an extended version of the song "Outro" from the previous album Perseverance . Their song "Live for This" was nominated for a Grammy award in 2005. The bonus track "Bound to Violence" appeared on The Punisher (2004 film) soundtrack.

<i>Perseverance</i> (Hatebreed album) 2002 studio album by Hatebreed

Perseverance is the second studio release and the major-label debut by the American metalcore band Hatebreed. It was released in 2002 by Universal Records. "I Will Be Heard" is featured in the movie xXx and on its soundtrack. It is the band's last album to feature Lou Richards on lead guitar before his departure in 2002 and suicide in 2006.

<i>The Punisher</i> (2004 film) 2004 American comic book action film directed by Jonathan Hensleigh

The Punisher is a 2004 American action film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, starring Thomas Jane as the antihero Frank Castle and John Travolta as Howard Saint, a money launderer who orders the death of Castle's entire family.

Track listing

All tracks written by Hatebreed.

No.TitleLength
1."Tear It Down"1:47
2."Straight to Your Face"2:17
3."Facing What Consumes You"3:29
4."Live for This"2:50
5."Doomsayer"3:23
6."Another Day, Another Vendetta"3:05
7."A Lesson Lived is a Lesson Learned"2:03
8."Beholder of Justice"2:44
9."This is Now"3:36
10."Voice of Contention"2:27
11."Choose or Be Chosen"1:39
12."Confide in no One"2:38
Total length:31:58

Credits

Writing, performance and production credits are adapted from the album liner notes. [7]

Personnel

Hatebreed

Singing act of producing musical sounds with the voice

Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice and augments regular speech by the use of sustained tonality, rhythm, and a variety of vocal techniques. A person who sings is called a singer or vocalist. Singers perform music that can be sung with or without accompaniment by musical instruments. Singing is often done in an ensemble of musicians, such as a choir of singers or a band of instrumentalists. Singers may perform as soloists or accompanied by anything from a single instrument up to a symphony orchestra or big band. Different singing styles include art music such as opera and Chinese opera, Indian music and religious music styles such as gospel, traditional music styles, world music, jazz, blues, gazal and popular music styles such as pop, rock, electronic dance music and filmi.

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An electric guitar is a guitar that uses one or more pickups to convert the vibration of its strings into electrical signals. The vibration occurs when a guitar player strums, plucks, fingerpicks, slaps or taps the strings. The pickup generally uses electromagnetic induction to create this signal, which being relatively weak is fed into a guitar amplifier before being sent to the speaker(s), which converts it into audible sound.

The bass guitar is a plucked string instrument similar in appearance and construction to an electric or an acoustic guitar, except with a longer neck and scale length, and typically four to six strings or courses.

Production

Zeuss is an American record producer, mixer, guitarist and songwriter.

Record producer Individual who oversees and manages the recording of an artists music

A record producer or music producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performer's music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album. A producer has many, varying roles during the recording process. They may gather musical ideas for the project, collaborate with the artists to select cover tunes or original songs by the artist/group, work with artists and help them to improve their songs, lyrics or arrangements.

Audio engineer engineer who operates recording, mixing, sound reproduction equipment

An audio engineer helps to produce a recording or a live performance, balancing and adjusting sound sources using equalization and audio effects, mixing, reproduction, and reinforcement of sound. Audio engineers work on the "...technical aspect of recording—the placing of microphones, pre-amp knobs, the setting of levels. The physical recording of any project is done by an engineer ... the nuts and bolts." It's a creative hobby and profession where musical instruments and technology are used to produce sound for film, radio, television, music, and video games. Audio engineers also set up, sound check and do live sound mixing using a mixing console and a sound reinforcement system for music concerts, theatre, sports games and corporate events.

Artwork and design

  • Jamey Jasta – packaging concept
  • Devastation Media – layout, design
  • Jay Gelabert – packaging coordination

Studios

Charts

ChartPeak
position
US Billboard 200 [8] 30

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