Released: Sep 2009
Label: eOne Music
As a punk metal band that is way more punk than metal, Hatebreed keep the flames of hardcore alive with chunky guitar riffs and monotonic yelling courtesy of spittle-sprayer Jamey Jasta. "Between Hell and a Heartbeat" does an excellent job of plotting out the coordinates that connect Slayer to the early days of this long running institution, and the chant-along/stage-dive demanding "In Ashes They Shall Reap" will have even your grandma swinging elbows. This mid-album twofer comes bookended by characteristically non-stop brutality.