Two highly-anticipated and long-awaited albums from kings of their respective genres are coming out on Tuesday (29). While you’ve already heard “Put it to the Torch” and “Honor Never Dies,” Hatebreed’s Razor & Tie debut, The Divinity of Purpose, is out on Tuesday, and is currently streaming on their website. And Sweden septet Cult of Luna will be unleashing Vertikal the same day. You can check it out on Invisible Oranges.
The two records couldn’t be any more different. Hatebreed jams 12 songs into 37 minutes, while Cult of Luna’s third track, “Vicarious Redemption,” is nineteen minutes long. Hatebreed have released an album that improves on their Slayer-by-way-of-hardcore dynamic, and CoL are mining the post-hardcore waters that Isis and Neurosis tread.
Think of it as a workout. Hatebreed explodes out of the gate with ferocious intensity. Cult of Luna is more about tension building up and being released. Essentially Hatebreed is a sprinter and Cult of Luna is a marathon runner. You should listen to both of these albums right now, but your Thursday’s about to get weird.