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Review: Lock Up - Hate Breeds Suffering
Lock Up
Hate Breeds Suffering

Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Year released: 2002
Duration: 29:44
Tracks: 16
Genre: Death Metal

Rating: 3.5/5

Review online: December 31, 2001
Reviewed by: Christian Renner
Readers Rating
Hate Breeds Suffering

Rated 3.38/5 (67.5%) (8 Votes)

Lockup is a metal super group so to speak, with members from Napalm Death (Jesse Pintado, Shane Embury), The Crown (Tomas Lindburg) and Dimmu Borgir (Nick Barker). Lamenting of the current state of the music scene being overrun with nu-metal (That's "mallcore" ;) ed) crap they were inspired to form a band of uncompromising death metal.

To say this album is a brutal kick in the sack to the state of the nu-metal (That's "mallcore" ;) ed) wannabes is an understatement to say the least. What the band has tried to accomplish has shown through in the uncompromising nature of this album. This is brutal death metal bordering on grindcore but with more thought to melody. There are excellent riffs here and there and the drumming is top notch (What else would you expect from Nick Barker…:)). The only problem I have with this album is how short the songs are and the lack of variety. I am not a huge fan of grindcore so those elements kind of left me wanting but thankfully this is not an all out grindcore fest. There is quite a bit of good ole' death metal to go around and this is where the album is at it's best in my opinion.

Overall if you like your music brutal and mostly fast this would be well worth picking up. This is an album that just screams at all the nu-metal (That's "mallcore" again ;) ed) wannabes to go fuck yourselves if you think you know what hardcore music is all about. Recommended

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