For The Lions

  • Record Label: Koch
  • Release Date: May 5, 2009
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  1. Jan 25, 2013
    This album is awesome even though none of the tracks were made by hatebreed. The hardcore masters did an over the top job at covering songs from killer hardcore and metal bands such as Metallica, Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, and Misfits. though not my favorite hatebreed album, it is still cool to hear them play these classic songs from awesome bands.

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  1. The band sounds the most engaged on the early hardcore numbers like "Suicidal Maniac" (Suicidal Tendencies), "Thirsty and Miserable" (Black Flag), and "It's the Limit" (Cro-Mags), while nods to the metal gods such as "Ghosts of War" (Slayer) and "Escape" (Metallica) are blistering and volatile enough to warrant inclusion, but feel a little rote.
  2. Alternative Press
    Every band represented on For The Lions are hardcore legends, and Hatebreed do their songs justice--they just don''t deliver anything in the way of innovation. [Jun 2009, p.104]
  3. Overstuffed and a little undercooked, Lions suffers from the fact that Hatebreed’s influences aren’t terribly diverse, and many of the short, hard, and fast numbers tend to blend together in a way that won’t appeal to anyone without a working knowledge of the American hardcore canon.