Escape the Fate
Hate Me


1.5
very poor

Review

by TheCalebRobinson USER (20 Reviews)
December 13th, 2015 | 20 replies


Release Date: 10/30/2015 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Those who were already fans of Escape the Fate will simply be disappointed, while those who didn't like Escape the Fate to begin with will be further repulsed.

I guess Escape the Fate just isn't trying very hard to expand their fan base anymore. But then again, were they ever in the first place" It's obvious that Craig Mabbitt was never the reason that Escape the Fate became as popular as they are, and while in his first couple albums with the band he established this sort of listless attitude of what others thought of him, never before has it stooped to this level. Not only does Escape the Fate not care if you don't like them, but now they want you to hate them. What began as a sort of rebellious attitude for the band has quickly transformed into a Blood on the Dance Floor-esque "haters are my motivators" sort of ideology. And if your attitude resembles the same dumpster fire band responsible for musical travesties such as 'Yo Ho,' 'Candyland,' and countless others, then your fan base has reason to be terrified.

Considering the issues mentioned above concerning the album's message, it's actually a surprise that the music in 'Hate Me' isn't as terrible as it could have easily been. The album begins in an explosive way with 'Just a Memory,' which is easily one of the best songs to be found. However, as 'Just a Memory' proves, even the best songs from 'Hate Me' have unique ways of becoming repetitive and dull after a few listens. For example, the constant chant throughout the song of "Unforgivable" becomes incredibly tiring and annoying before long. Unfortunately, each song off of the album has its annoyances, and they range from repetitiveness to over-produced vocals. Very rarely on 'Hate Me' does Mabbitt's voice sound natural and unaltered, and there are even a few songs in which his vocals sound like they were pulled straight from an over-produced pop song. Songs like 'Live For Today' and 'I Won't Break' prove my point to near perfection.

Sure there are many things to dislike about 'Hate Me,' but there are glimmers of hope for the band's future to be found in this album, such as the songs 'Breaking Me Down' and 'Let Me Be.' While neither is perfect, they are both examples of Escape the Fate's ability to pull off slower and more thoughtful songs. The instrumentals, for the most part, also remain as good as they've ever been. The breakdowns to be found on 'Hate Me' are perfectly fine, and over-produced instrumentals are much rarer to find compared to the fake-sounding vocals. But these positive aspects of the album are few and far between, and while they provide glimmers of hope for the future of Escape the Fate (as mentioned earlier,) they are nothing more than glimmers. There is not a single part of this album that could possibly give even the most die-hard Escape the Fate fan 100% confidence that their next album will be an improvement.

'Hate Me' was disappointing, to say the least. Sure it was obvious as soon as the album was announced that Escape the Fate was going to develop a bit of an attitude problem (just look at the damn name of the album,) but there was still hope that the music itself would save the album and any sort of negative reputations the band had prior to this release. Sadly, none of that actually happened. It's never a good thing to make your fans more likely to get embarrassed to admit that they like your music, but that is exactly what Escape the Fate has done.



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user ratings (150)
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other reviews of this album
Mason (2.5)
Dim as it seemed at the time, there indeed was a light at the end of the tunnel for Escape the Fate....

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I gave you bats, not butterflies...

BradleyLayne (1)
This is Escape The Fate's most rushed and architecturally artificial album to date....


Comments:Add a Comment 
CaliggyJack
December 12th 2015


2798 Comments


Savage

Tunaboy45
December 12th 2015


16734 Comments


Like anyone was expecting these cunts to make any good music.

Digging: PUP - Morbid Stuff

TheCalebRobinson
December 12th 2015


88 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

I try to stay optimistic lol

ScuroFantasma
Staff Reviewer
December 12th 2015


11682 Comments


Good review mate.

SCREAMorphine
December 12th 2015


1809 Comments


Good review

dfevil085
December 12th 2015


1416 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I'm still surprised that this is ranked higher than the Self Titled.





Spec
December 12th 2015


35668 Comments


Nothing they've done since DIYLF has been good.

BMDrummer
December 12th 2015


14493 Comments


aoty hands down

NakedSnake
December 13th 2015


664 Comments


escape the hate

Tunaboy45
December 13th 2015


16734 Comments


That's not gonna happen

EvoHavok
December 13th 2015


7682 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Band really needs to quit. Too bad this probably sold well...

Tunaboy45
December 13th 2015


16734 Comments


There's a lot of money in this shit unfortunately.

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
December 13th 2015


25094 Comments


I really liked everything with Ronnie and This War is Ours. Everything else has had one or two good songs but been mostly, the worst music ever. This has no good songs though.

Digging: Secret Band - LP2

dfevil085
December 13th 2015


1416 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I used to jam This War is Ours and Ungrateful all the time, but yeah, this album was such a letdown.

dfevil085
December 13th 2015


1416 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Damn double posts

Snide
June 28th 2016


7050 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Honestly, I really dug this album.

"Remember Every Scar" is one of my favorite tracks of the year.

AlexTheWormKing
June 28th 2016


10 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

First three songs and the title track I still go back to. Solid jams

Snide
June 28th 2016


7050 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Let Me Be is a nice little acoustic

SandwichBubble
April 1st 2017


9544 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

*Album Rating: 5.0



Album title again being absurd. MODS

BlackMalachite
December 1st 2017


3711 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Album's still fun, new one sounds like it's gonna be REALLY underwhelming though.



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