Sound Scene Express

Hatebreed Brings Heavy Metal to Mr. Smalls

w/ Devil Driver
& Act of Defiance
Mr. Smalls
June 7, 2016

Re-cap and photos by Jennifer Moore

I was warned by the kind fellow next to me that Hatebreed puts on a hell of a show stating, “Jamey Jasta’s been doing this since he was 19.” He was right. I am a new fan that will make it a point to see them Hatebreed live whenever I can. Of course, Jasta isn’t the only one that’s been doing this since he was 20, bassist Chris Beattie is also an original member of the metalcore band that’s been active since 1994.

Hatebreed is touring to support their new album “The Concrete Confessional” which was released in May. It’s their seventh studio album and is a power packed session of 35 minutes. It’s evident the fans are dedicated to continue to support Hatebreed for years to come.

DevilDriver was another pleasant surprise for me, as I had not seen DevilDriver live before. Vocalist Dez Farfara has this calming vibe to me on stage, however their performance is nothing but. I mean, I do enjoy rock and metal shows because I feel like it lets me release tension and energy, but Farfara takes control of the set like a boss. Their latest 2016 album release is titled “Trust No One”. Check it out.

The openers for the night were Act of Defiance who are no strangers to the music scene- all 4 of the members were previous members to established bands (Megadeth, Shadows Fall, and Scar the Martyr). They formed in 2014 and released their debut album, “Birth and the Burial” last year. Act of Defiance will continue to open for Hatebreed for the reminder of this tour.



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