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Some Kind of Hate

Some Kind of Hate: Some Kind of HateSome Kind of Hate (2003)
Bridge Nine Records

Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: jonathanJonathan
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Yep, Some Kind of Hate is from Boston. They're on Bridge 9, a local Boston label. The Boston city seal decorates the front cover of the album, and on the inlay, reads, "Boston is mine–It owes me a living." So just in case you were hazy, yes, they are from Boston. Blasting through five s.
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Yep, Some Kind of Hate is from Boston. They're on Bridge 9, a local Boston label. The Boston city seal decorates the front cover of the album, and on the inlay, reads, "Boston is mine–It owes me a living." So just in case you were hazy, yes, they are from Boston. Blasting through five songs in seven minutes, Some Kind of Hate's self-titled release is just what you'd expect from a hardcore EP, and it is cleanly and energetically, recorded by Kurt Ballou, who has worked with Converge, American Nightmare (coughâ?¦excuse meâ?¦.Give Up the Ghost), and The Hope Conspiracy. On another plus, the packaging is sleek and the actual CD has a translucent blue outer-rim, which scores definite points for coolness.

I'd call this a throwback band. Some Kind of Hate's style decidedly rests on the laurels of late 80s hardcore, taking the sound pioneered by bands like Agnostic Front and Madball, and infusing it with a little bit of that now popular hardcore-metal pairing. No youth crew here. This is plain, throwback hardcore. The guitars and drums are well done, never quite innovative but definitely solid, and Matt Pike's vocals remain a raspy, throaty yell.

The song "Face Down and Fucked," with the line, "So cliché, but it's so true," is my favorite of the five offerings, which seem to all be about relationship problems. It is possible to see this entire band as cliché. You're going to hear familiar breakdowns, familiar lyrics, familiar vocal patterns, familiar chant-along-choruses--familiar music. But I see it as a throwback, not really doing anything new, but at least paying homage to the pioneers of the genre with new, energetic offerings in the vein of the past. And Some Kind of Hate is doing that really well. No date has been set for the LP, but this quick little seven-minute teaser is solid.

 

 
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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
Anonymous (May 14, 2003)

You know, Snuffy was a heroin addict.

-sickboi
(I need some smack, bird!)

Anonymous (May 14, 2003)

when will people learn that the new hardcore is snuffleupagus hardcore.

Ramo
(wicked wooly-mammoth rock!!!)

Anonymous (May 14, 2003)

I like hardcore....but not the cookie monster "hardcore" shit....it's just too blurry and has zero intensity. Haven't heard this album though.

FortyMinutesWest (May 14, 2003)

Yeah, Terror is basically Buried Alive Lite

Anonymous (May 13, 2003)

sickboi gets 10 punk points for using the term "assclowns"

Anonymous (May 13, 2003)

Terror is over rated! Ok, a decent hardcore band but wo/ Vogel's name theyre a bunch of nobodies. Buried Alive on the other hand was the best of the best.

-feedmynightmare

Anonymous (May 13, 2003)

Doesn't it seem just as likely they took their name from the Blood For Blood song? Anyway this bands pretty fucking good. They like punching stuff and moshing. More people should.

Anonymous (May 13, 2003)

Oh joy. Another Misfits' cover band.

Anonymous (May 13, 2003)

This is pretty cool.

Anonymous (May 13, 2003)

hmmm an "old school" hardcore band from boston named after a misfits song. Oh and they like the smiths too aparently. This sounds oh too familar...

Anonymous (May 13, 2003)

I've always liked these guys band name "Some Kind of Hate".

I can just imagine the conversation:

"We're a hardcore band, so we gotta be mad, but at what?"

"I don't know, we need some kind of hate"

"Hey!!!!......"

In all honesty, great band.

-sickboi
(unlike those assclowns from HateOFour)

ommaddon (May 13, 2003)

I've only heard one track off the Terror. It was less brutal than Buried Alive, but I dug it. Vogel is back and ready to destory.

- Jonathan

Anonymous (May 13, 2003)

I take it they took their title from the fits tune.

tenderbransonx (May 13, 2003)

Bridge 9. Gotta love that. Not sure about this band but I'll try em out just cause I like the label. You like the new Terror album? I've only given it a couple lessons but hot damn.
-steven www.murdertheturtle.com

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