Hatriot - Dawn of the New Centurion (AFM Records)

Zetro and son’s second album is an obnoxious noise-fest void of any substance.
Release Date: 
1 Apr 2014 (All day)

Dawn of the New Centurion, Hatriot's latest album fails to live up to any set of standards that former Exodus vocalist Steve 'Zetro' Souza has set for himself.

Opening with a sample from NRA gun-nut Charlton Heston, My Cold Dead Hands combines some average musicianship with humour, compensating for the lack of any talent or spark. 

From here on out, DotNC desperately attempts to placate the listener, but continues to hit, and miss the target. Hatriot fail to sound like a band, rather more a weak texturing of sounds that have all been heard a thousand times before.

With three songs over seven minutes, and only one under four minutes, DotNC is a filler stuffed ride of half-arsed metal, from a thrash legend. 

The titular track changes the style up a little, stuck now between a Seasons in the Abyss/Spider’s Lullabye sound, the track stands out as the albums main failure, and epitomises all else wrong with the song writing. The album is only comparable to others, and offers nothing of its own.

There are one or two moments in just under an hour of music, that can catch the listeners ear, but so much of this album passes by without event.

Music has progressed, and unfortunately so many of the legends of the past can no longer keep up, even if they hire their kids to try set the pace, but at no time would this album have been deemed a success.

Zetro’s experience and legendary status doesn't forgive the collosal failings of this album, in short, Dawn of the New Centurion isn’t worth the time it takes to read Superkillafragsadisticactsaresoatrocious.