Hate By Design
Label: Roadrunner Records
These consistently high-charting Massachusetts metalcore mooks open their seventh album red-faced and with clenched fists while they yell about being gears in the machine. “Turn your pain and suffering into strength and weaponry,” they bark in “Cut Me Loose.”; on “Until the Day,” they complain that anger and pain are hard to contain. “Quiet Distress” and “We Carry On” are overcast emo ballads, “Just Let Go” opens with industrial clanks, and “The Great Deceit” revolves around a “no justice, no peace” slogan. But mainly they just sound ready to explode.