Crushing Riffs and Insane Mosh Pits: A Review of Hatebreeds 20 Years of Brutality Tour

Music Scene Media
Sep 20, 2023
6 min read
Hatebreed at Franklin Music Hall, Philadelphia
Hatebreed at Franklin Music Hall in Philadelphia

Check out my post on the unforgettable experience of Hatebreed's 20 Years of Brutality Tour! From crushing riffs to insane mosh pits, it's a true testament to the power of music to unite and ignite the soul.The mosh pits and thunderous riffs reminded me that music has the incredible ability to heal, empower, and rejuvenate our spirits.  


I recently had the absolute pleasure of attending the unforgettable Hatebreed show at Philadelphia's iconic Franklin Music Hall, and let me tell you, it was an absolute metal treat! From bone-rattling riffs to adrenaline-fueled chaos, step into the wild world of Hatebreed's 20 Years of Brutality Tour! 

First things first, let's talk about the lineup. The night kicked off with a bang as Internal Bleeding took the stage. These guys wasted no time in unleashing their brutal death metal sound upon the eager crowd. The thundering drums, bone-crushing guitar riffs, and guttural vocals had the whole venue pulsating with energy. As a fan of heavier sub-genres of metal, I couldn't have asked for a better start to the night. 

Next up, we had the special guests from Philly, none other than Jesus Piece. Let me tell you, these guys knew how to bring the house down. Their unique blend of metallic hardcore sent shockwaves through the crowd, igniting a frenzy of mosh pits and stage dives. From the moment they hit the stage, it was clear that the local crowd had a deep connection with Jesus Piece. The relentless energy exuded by the band and the raw aggression in their performance made them an absolute standout of the night. 

And then, all the way from the city of angels, Terror stepped onto the stage. The crowd erupted in cheer as the band wasted no time in unleashing their high-octane hardcore punk sound. It was the kind of performance that made you want to jump into the mosh pit without a second thought. The energy in the room was electric, and the surge of crowd surfing was non-stop. Songs like "Keepers of the Faith" and "One with the Underdogs" had everyone screaming their lungs out. 

But the night belonged to Hatebreed. As the headlining act for their 20th-anniversary tour, they made sure to deliver a set that was nothing short of mind-blowing. Hatebreed's impact on the metalcore genre cannot be overstated, and their live performance is a testament to their enduring presence. From the very first note, bodies were flying everywhere. The crushing riffs, the thunderous drums, and Jamey Jasta's fierce vocals merged to create an atmosphere of pure metal madness. 

As they played classic hits like "Destroy Everything" and "I Will Be Heard," the crowd became a raging sea of headbanging and moshing. The intensity was off the charts, and the energy coming from both the band and the audience was absolutely palpable. The band's stage presence was commanding, and they had every person in that venue under their spell. It was a celebration of not just Hatebreed's legacy but also the unwavering spirit of the metal community. 

In conclusion, the Hatebreed concert at Franklin Music Hall was an absolute metal extravaganza. From the bone-crushing performances by Internal Bleeding, Jesus Piece, and Terror to the unforgettable set by Hatebreed, it was a night that will forever be etched in my memory. The mosh pits, the crowd surfing, and the sheer intensity of the performances created an atmosphere that words cannot fully capture. 

So, if you're a fan of metal and haven't experienced a Hatebreed show, I highly recommend you do so. Trust me, you won't regret it. Keep supporting live music, keep banging your head, and keep the metal spirit alive!  

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