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Hatriot - Heroes Of Origin Award winner

Hatriot
Heroes Of Origin
by Michael "MettleAngel" Francisco at 24 January 2013, 3:33 PM

After his long exodus, Steve “Zetro” Souza is back! This hero of original Bay Area Thrash has returned with his fabulous new band HATRIOT, and disastrous impact is imminent! This time he is keeping it in the family legacy having both his sons in the band. This is no case of nepotism, though, as I know that he even considered ex-DEATH ANGEL drummer Andy Galeon to pound the skins, before realizing the pleasure of having his own flesh serve as the true “Heroes Of Origin”.

If you were excited with what Zetro did with Jed Simon in TENET, or you crave for more DUBLIN DEATH PATROL, then join the chemikill invasion! In fact, if you were thrilled by the last two phenomenal comeback TESTAMENT albums, you should know that Zetro was actually one of  the main lyricists. Once you hear these brutal songs of annihilation, then you will go globicidal and prepare for even more lessons in violence!

To say thatHATRIOT has captured that EXODUS sound we have longed for since “Tempo Of The Damned”, but really ever since “Fabulous”, “Impact”, and “Pleasures” is an understatement. HATRIOT's murder American style is a vicious strike of the best of the past, with a verbal razor to the throat of the present so-called New Thrash acts. HATRIOT is everything you love about this genre, guaranteed to kick in your face and rape and murder your life; so choose your weapons of class destruction!

I sponsored and championed the original demo which featured original versions of “Weapons”, “Globacidal”, and “The Mechanics”, as well as another punishing track called “The Fear Within” (A damn fine song in the classic LEGACY tradition). For almost a year, I encouraged everyone to watch the YouTube video for “Blood Stained Wings” before the band was ever even signed.

Kosta Varvatakis  heeds the Metal command, and becomes a true shredder in the vein of Gary Holt, Rick Hunolt, Rob Flynn, Lee Altus, and Craig LoCiceroMiguel Esparza also does an astonishing job of matching every bloodstained lead and terror-filled lick in the classic Kerry King to Jeff Hanneman reigning fashion.

I am so pleased that Massacre Records stepped up and finally signed a band of such value and worth. I am grateful that Earsplit is promoting them in the U.S. This is the very sound – that raging slaughter of burnt offerings; that over the wall toxic overdose – that all old school 80s thrashers have been anticipating. Every element is present: that biting and harsh tempo of the damned, incredible solos, intense, yet thought-provoking lyrics which deal with violence and corruption,Sousa'sunique Bon Scott meets a deranged Paul Bailoff'sscowl and howl, and top-notch production.

Fly high the scarred spangled banner; it is open season on the poseurs! I am not a patriot, but I totally support HATRIOT.

4 Star Rating

Tracklist:
1. Suicide Run
2. Weapons of Class Destruction
3. Murder American Style
4. Blood Stained Wings
5. The Violent Time of My Dark Passenger
6. Globicidal
7. And Your Children to be Damned
8. The Mechanics of Annihilation
9. Shadows of the Buried
10. Heroes of Origin
Lineup:
Steve “Zetro” Souza – Vocals
Kosta V – Guitars
Miquel Esparza – Guitars
Cody Souza – Bass
Nick Souze – Drums
Record Label: Massacre Records
     


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