Weight of the False Self

Hatebreed - Weight of the False Self
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Based on 5 reviews
2020 Ratings: #630 / 857
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Even though there is little to dislike or criticise about the Connecticut bruisers’ eighth effort, the only relevant test is how its songs stack up against their own watertight discography.


For the most part, the songs on Weight of the False Self have a sense of direction and complement one another as pieces of an overarching theme of dignity, self-respect and perseverance.

If surprises are in short supply here, there remains much to admire about a band whose approach to their music is that of veteran craftsmen converting every iota of their experience and instinct into solidly reliable work.

It's hard to blame Hatebreed for refusing to change their sound. Their riffs are catchy, but songs are very rinse and repeat. The lyrics will always be good for motivational posters and inspiring messages to bring to the gym, but it's not enough for me to really enjoy the full breadth of this album.


I am a small fan of Hatebreed.
I am never really excited about new material from them.
I always think I am not going to like their records.
But I always find something I enjoy from them.
Positives- their are a few nice riffage.
More or less the same Hatebreed if you are into that.


Their sound hasn't really evolved, but that's why people keep loving Hatebreed. They are good at making metalcore songs with inspirational messages, and since it works, they just keep exploiting the same formula.

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Track List

  1. Instinctive (Slaughterlust)
  2. Let Them All Rot
  3. Set It Right (Start With Yourself)
  4. Weight Of The False Self
  5. Cling To Life
  6. A Stroke Of Red
  7. Dig Your Way Out
  8. This I Earned
  9. Wings Of The Vulture
  10. The Herd Will Scatter
  11. From Gold To Gray
  12. Invoking Dominance
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Added on: October 23, 2020