Hatebreed – For the Lions Reviews

For the Lions

The songs on “For The Lions” were carefully selected by HATEBREED to represent a panoramic view of some of their favorite artists and greatest musical inspirations. Having completed the album in 2008, the band felt their work wasn’t done yet and returned to the studio with original guitar player Wayne Lozinak to record additional tracks for the album. The resulting 18 songs featured on the album cover a wide array of influences including Metallica, Sick Of It All, Slayer, Bad Brain (more…)

9 responses to “Hatebreed – For the Lions Reviews”

  1. Raewyn says:

    1.0 out of 5 stars
    This Album is terrible
    Hatebreed’s Sepremacy was amazing, they did such a great job and it kept me busy until I heard word of a new album.

  2. Zephan says:

    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Slightly overrated.
    Yeah… these are good songs. But when I hear a cover album… I want it to sound like the band (Hatebreed) putting their own spin on the songs…

  3. Pritam says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    impressive covers/get best buy exclusive(sheer terror cover)!
    this cd is one amazing piece of work showing this band talents that you might never see normally in their music.

  4. Timur says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    give respect &you’ll get respect(SIOA)damn these covers crush all!!
    I have never heard so many furious and perfect cover in one place before this cd.hatebreed definetly gave respect to every song/band covered they cover so many great bands and…

  5. Ordell says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Best Cover Album Ever!
    Loses a star because its a cover album… I can’t give a cover album five stars. Hatebreed tears up these classic tracks and this should hold us all over until the new Hatebreed…

  6. Ethan says:

    I have never really a big fan of Hatebreed, mainly due to the fact that they completely lack creativity and originality. I have heard more or less every album they have since their major label debut Death Of Desire . Every album sounds almost identical to the previous with the band never developed and the only thing that has changed over time, the quality of production. That said, I come to “For The Lions” open, as some of my favorite songs from some of the biggest names in Metal Universe.
      KEY: Song Title – Original Band / Album / Release Date – Track Length – My Rating – My Review
      Ghosts of War – Slayer / South of Heaven/1988 – 4:00 a.m.-5 p.m. to 5 – The opening track is nearly identical to the original production then explodes into current Hatebreed production value. All in all, this is a large, from a classic metal song and I was thrilled by the stormy guitar riffs and the almost identical Solo / breakaway sections. Moreover JASTA voice style fits very well in a Slayer song, which is not surprising, as Tom Araya uses a similar style just screams. Overall a good start to an album I was skeptical.
      Suicidal Maniac – Suicidal Tendencies / Join Army/1987 – 3:06 a.m. to 4 p.m. to 5 – The second way, as the first is an almost identical except for the obvious improvement of production on the original. The band is in fine form here on a song that is much more straightforward thrash with catchy songs and an excellent solo towards the end. Also JASTA not do his best to sound similar to the original singers and also some deep, then he is responsible for the vocals.
      Escape – Metallica / Ride the Lightning/1984 – 4:38 a.m. to 6 p.m. from 5 – Discussion on the completely blind-sided! I was very excited to hear this track as Metallica is one of the bands in the metal genre. Hatebreed the transfer is simply the best thing I have heard until now. JASTA itself moves away from his safe zone, and sings in a way that is almost identical with James Hetfield, and sometimes there is an improvement over the original. From beginning to end, the guitars steal the show quite the same as the original. Once again we get a great solo that rivals the original from the 84 shots. I have so much I would like to hear, Hatebreed, a Metallica album only. Just my favorites on the album and a must for Metallica fans to hear.
      Hatebreeder – The Misfits / Walk Among Us/1982 – 2:51 a.m. to 3 p.m. to 5 – The song on the album I was very skeptical about as a result of the two Misfits fan and because it is Hatebreed style far beyond the safe zone. Fortunately, it could also lead to a re-recording of the original, though, if somewhat JASTA down, go to the singing, then Glenn Danzig on the original. The only problem I have is this is a pretty boring track, just the same thing over and over and seems like filler after three amazing Thrash's cover. Not a bad song by far is not only an easy choice by the band. Had not heard a cover of “Astro Zombies” or “Vampira”, or even some of the later music, everything a little more interesting.
      Set It Off – Madball / Set It Off/1994 – 2:37 a.m. to 5 p.m. from 5 – After the rather bland fourth track Hatebreed in the truest sense of the word “Set It Off” ; with this fast 90's hardcore straight track. Probably one of the bands Hatebreed are inspired by the boys show fine form and this way would also Hatebreed on any of the original albums. All in all, a very straightforward song with some punishing riffs and drum work.
      Thirsty and miserable – Black Flag / ASIN: B000000LZ2 Damaged/1981 – 2:21 a.m. to 5 p.m. from 5 – Another band that probably Hatebreed, the original is a classic blend of punk and hardcore, both sides also seem to Hatebreed version. The drums are still the same punk / rock style, while the guitars roar through some riffs optimistic that in my opinion obliterate the original. An astonishing total surrender with JASTA use of his signature style of singing more so then the previous tracks.
      All I Had I Gave – Crowbar/Crowbar/1993 – 3:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. from 5 – After a brief stay of hardcore punk and Hatebreed bring something new to the table, Sludge Metal . Just like the original depressively slowly, according to the latest riffs, and vocals, just before the hardcore are all checked. The low tuned guitars and bass rumble through some point of singing JASTA with Kirk Wind Stone signature style of deep hardcore screams. As an interesting side note and Kirk are JASTA band and colleagues, in which approximately 2008 Page Project Kingdom of Sorrow .
      your mistakes – Agnostic Front / Victim in Pain/1984 – 1:43 a.m. to 5 p.m. of 5 – A short and nearly identical coverage of around 84 hardcore punk track. Nothing really stands on this path is an easy and quick romp classic hardcore goodness.
      I'm In Pain – Obituary / The End Complete/1992 – 4:11 a.m. to 5 p.m. from 5 – Hatebreed against one of the original Florida death metal scene creators, obituary. This song is a medium to fast romp through some classic Death pummeling riffs and bass with some insane guitar solo played well and equally impressive fills by drummer Matt Byrne. The Guitars Shine through the lane and is an amazing rendition, especially from a band that seem so obviously inspired by the hardcore scene.
      It is the Limit – Cro-Mags/The age of Quarrel/1986 – 1:40 a.m. to 5 p.m. from 5 – We dive back into the New York hardcore punk scene with a riffeast short kick. This song is basically the standard hardcore punk from start to finish, and also shows JASTA with some higher pitched screams / cries. A solid and short track to the point.
      Refuse / Resist – Sepultura / Chaos AD/1993 – 3:07 p.m. to 5 p.m. to 5 – just one of the tracks, by Sepultura and for good reason, it is straight forward and rememberable Riffs have made it one of the best-known songs of it's time. Like the original low-tuned guitars rumble and the solo at the end of the track again later rival of the original. JASTA managed to make some excellent singing, but just the least similar to the original so far. They also contain the metal drums at the beginning and end of the track.
      Super Touch / S ** tfit – Bad Brains / Bad Brains/1982 – 2:21 p.m. to 5 p.m. from 5 – If I order my favorite of the hardcore punk tracks on this album, this would probably my final decision. Extremely fast, optimistic, with a superb solo parts and a nice breakdown on the middle of the trail and then, as if it were possible, the music is even faster and faster. An extremely fast and fun song with some excellent Soling. Simply the fastest song on the album.
      Evil Minds – DRI / handling It/1985 – 0:53 to 5 p.m. of 5 – A very short very quickly Thrashy hardcore track with some brutal riffs, which is not nearly Hatebreed sound so far away to Slayer or a series of bands from that time. A few tiny little insight of solo and the song end abruptly, straight forward, to the point.
      Shut Me Out – Sick Of It All / Just look Around/1992 – 2:14 a.m. to 5 p.m. to 5 – Some more straight ahead classic hardcore punk, where we find JASTA continue to use more his signature song. This way is much more in the punk style of play, but still uses the Thrashy riffs, popular in the New York hardcore scene. Another point on the route well done with some fairly catchy lyrics.
      Sick Of Talk – Negative Approach / Unknown / Unknown – 0:38 to 3 p.m. of 5 – have not even heard of the group is based on, and all information would be grateful for the review. The song, however, is basically 38 seconds of drums Thrashy reef optimistic and very simple song structure, just seems like filler to me or a quick ode to a group that obviously went for the most part unknown.
      Life Is Pain – MERAUDE / Master Killer/1995 – 3:21 p.m. to 5 p.m. of 5 – A for one of the less known thrash bands of the'90s. Hatebreed, a fine display for this often overlooked, the trail is basically for the thrash genre. Nothing really amazing, but far from a bad way, even some nice mid-paced solo at the end of the track.
      Hear Me – Judge / Chung King Can Suck It/1989 – 1:54 a.m. to 4 p.m. from 5 – Judge is a hardcore punk band from the New York scene. And though the song is of good quality, it was rather mild in comparison to the bulk of the album. But it's nice that they are also some lesser-known band around the end of the album.
      Boxed In – Subzero / Leiden Man/2005 – 2:59 a.m. to 4 p.m. to 5 – How the song before it, this just does not have the “Oomph” that the rest the songs have. Nothing really wrong with the song and the text / song, but just sounds like some random hardcore songs, while the other will be one of the best that the style / genre. For me it was a mediocre to a great album.
      When all is said and done, and if my statements about how I feel about the band the previous work of the I am in complete shock. I knew that this ability only boys had never thought I would get to hear it on such a wide variety of styles. I however had a gripe. I wish they would have strayed away from their hardcore roots and the album a wider range of different metal styles. Would like to hear cover Hatebreed Megadeth or Anthrax. But a page that it was a wonderful album that a wide range of metal fans should have the opportunity to enjoy.
      Hatebreed not have me a Die Hard fan, but it made me sure to respect them a hell of a lot more from what is simply one of the best albums the band I have ever heard. I only hope that perhaps they may be more inclined to experiment with their sound in the future. I still think that Metallica Cover is just one of the best ever by a band to see, and some of them, that 80 of thrash albums in the next size would be a step in the right direction for them musically. I hope you like my review and that there is at least interesting, if so, please click 'Yes' from. Thank you for reading.

  7. Batu says:

    This CD is awesome. Hatebreed JASTA and deliver as usual. The cover songs are good and justice to the originals. For this album, I am discovering some “new” bands and music.
      Hatebreed Forever!

  8. Waldron says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Solid Album
    It’s pretty cool to hear some guitar solos from a primarily rhythm based band. Jasta sounds pretty good doing these tunes, it’s obvious he wanted to do these songs justice and not…

  9. Yuichi says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    the heaviest cover cd yet!
    i have never seen a cover cd this full of great songs by hugly influencial bands cro-mags,obituary,sepultura,mad ball judge, Agnostic front,suicidal tendencies and slayer 18…

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