Hatriot
Heroes of Origin


3.5
great

Review

by Drew Tyler USER (68 Reviews)
February 14th, 2013 | 13 replies


Release Date: 01/25/2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: An extremely heavy and intense trip down memory lane, Heroes of Origin can be seen as a logical continuation of the heavy thrash style that front-man Steve "Zetro" Souza helped popularize in the late 80's with Exodus.

Newly formed metal act Hatriot has been creating quite a bit of buzz in the thrash community as of late. Formerly a front-man for legendary thrash act Exodus, Steve "Zetro" Souza has seemingly out of nowhere formed this new thrash project with some of his buddies and have produced an album that is noteworthy for it's classic Exodus sound and style. In fact, this is an album that sounds like it could have been released shortly after one of Exodus's finest albums, 1989's Fabulous Disaster. And while it may be easy for some Exodus fans to look at this album as a mere copy of Exodus's style, one cannot forget that Souza (along with Gary Holt) is responsible for much of the band's classic material.

Everything one can desire from a classic Exodus record is here, whether it be the snarling and guttural vocals of Souza, the catchy and heavy riffing, the frantic and angry sounding solos, or even the energetic and fast drumming. Raw speed and technicality are often the best combination when it comes to thrash, and Hatriot has this in ample supply.This is an album that does a nearly perfect job of emulating that classic thrash sound, the only real difference being the modern production values, and the (in my opinion) much improved vocals of Souza. Age has seemed to give his voice an even more scratchy and aggressive tone, as Souza shows no signs of losing his harsh and unique voice for metal.

Despite not bringing anything new to the table in terms of musical progression, this is an album that will impress even the most modern of metal fans. Heroes of Origin is an album that without a doubt establishes Hatriot as a modern thrash force to be reckoned with. The album is very consistent, has a perfect length of forty minutes, and manages to hold my attention throughout the entire recording. If your looking for something that will remind you of the old school, or more simply, something to thrash to, this is it. Hatriot play a brand of metal that has so much raw aggression and technicality to it, that it will put most modern metal bands to shame. And while it is still very early in the year, this is an album that I see cracking my top 20 albums of 2013.



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ThrashTillDeath94
February 13th 2013


595 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Here's a good example of the band's sound

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USFIaL4B4rU

SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
February 13th 2013


4424 Comments


I like Exodus, but I haven't heard this yet, but I'll give it a try since you say its similar. Excellent review as always, Drew.

ThrashTillDeath94
February 13th 2013


595 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Thanks dude. Fans of early exodus will absolutely dig this. Hope you like the album.

PsychicChris
February 13th 2013


211 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Just gave this a listen earlier today and will likely be picking it up when I get the chance.

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
February 14th 2013


19756 Comments


nice review pos'd hard. hope you applied for contributor


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tempest--
February 14th 2013


13484 Comments


Third paragraph, "if you're looking" other than that, great review, pos.

Wasn't intending to check this out, but I might now.

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SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
February 14th 2013


4424 Comments


@Thrash
Yeah, I dig Bonded by Blood and Fabulous Disaster so I'll give it a listen. I'll try and find a good copy of it somewhere. Anyway, good to see you writing, man.

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
February 14th 2013


6105 Comments


This seems interesting, will check out.

Good review, pos.

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ThrashTillDeath94
February 14th 2013


595 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Thanks for the grammar correction Lloyd, nice catch.

Madbutcher3
February 14th 2013


1135 Comments


Weapons Of Class Destruction is nice and catchy, album's decent so far.

TheNotrap
February 14th 2013


8070 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

Read some nice reviews about this release. Will check this out.
Good work.


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CaptainDooRight
February 14th 2013


29133 Comments


pos'd for thrash, gonna hav 2 chek

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Voivod
Staff Reviewer
September 9th 2014


6105 Comments


Exodus haven't sounded like this in years.



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