Hatebreed’s first semi-major label full length release, “Satisfaction is the Death of Desire” is one of the most fulfilling hardcore albums in recent memory. The songs are simple and the lyrics are straightforward; no one could consider Hatebreed to musically or lyrically profound. But the content of the album showcases a strong sense of rhythmic power and dead-on aggressive styling. There can be little doubt as to the emotions conveyed through the lyrics or the music: discontent has bred in this group some of the best heavy music in the world today. Songs such as “Puritan,” “Conceived Through an Act of Violence,” and “Before Dishonor” belay a theme of strength through adversity. But while the heavily distorted, de-tuned guitars, the heavy double-bass drumming, and the brutal vocals are inspired seemingly by feelings of frustration and rage, the emotion most likely to be evoked by this album is one accompanied by a smile.