For The Lions - Hatebreed
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  • Summary: The Connecticut-based band releases an album of covers of influential hard rock, metal, and punk songs.
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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. While it may not stand up to the rest of Hatebreed’s canon, it does a great job of promoting some smaller acts that the average fan may not be aware of, and is a must-have for those antsy for new material.
  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.
  4. 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]
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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. Collapse