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Review: Hatriot - From Days unto Darkness
From Days unto Darkness

Label: Massacre Records
Year released: 2019
Duration: 52:22
Tracks: 9
Genre: Thrash Metal


Review online: November 24, 2019
Reviewed by: MetalMike
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Rated 4/5 (80%) (9 Votes)

From Days into Darkness is the third album from Hatriot and first since singer Steve "Zetro" Souza left to rejoin Exodus. Not that you can really tell on first listen as Zetro's son Cody, who also handles bass duties, has that Zetro caustic bellow down pat. And that is probably my biggest issue with From Days into Darkness. Souza junior sits on that shout in a very limited range throughout most of the album with just the occasional death growl here and there, rendering most of the songs very similar to one another. Sure, the thrash chops are there with crunchy riffs, squealing solos and pounding drums but it isn't until Hatriot slows the pace and changes up some of the vocal lines on "In the Mind of the Mad" that we hear something different. And at seven songs in to a nine-song album, that's way too late to at least take your foot off the pedal a little and give listeners a chance to breathe. Overall, this is a solid modern thrash album with Cody and his brother Nick, along with guitarists Kosta V. and Kevin Patterson, absorbing the lessons of those that have gone before but it isn't anything you haven't heard many times before.

More about Hatriot...
Review: Dawn of the New Centurion (reviewed by MetalMike)
Review: Heroes of Origin (reviewed by MetalMike)
Interview with Steve "Zetro" Souza on December 2, 2012 (Interviewed by Luxi Lahtinen)
Interview with vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza on March 22, 2014 (Interviewed by Luxi Lahtinen)
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