The Divinity of Purpose

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The Divinity of Purpose
The Divinity of Purpose.jpg
Album artwork by Eliran Kantor
Studio album by Hatebreed
Released January 29, 2013
Genre Metalcore
Length 37:00
Label Razor & Tie (North America)
Nuclear Blast (Europe)
Producer Hatebreed, Zeuss, Josh Wilbur
Hatebreed chronology
Hatebreed
(2009)Hatebreed2009
The Divinity of Purpose
(2013)
The Concrete Confessional
(2016)The Concrete Confessional2016
Singles from The Divinity of Purpose
  1. "Put It to the Torch"
    Released: November 19, 2012
  2. "Honor Never Dies"
    Released: January 23, 2013

The Divinity of Purpose is the sixth studio album from American Metalcore band Hatebreed.[1] The album was released in North America on January 29, 2013 through Razor & Tie and in Europe on January 25, 2013 through Nuclear Blast Records.[2] The album was co-produced by Hatebreed, Zeuss and Josh Wilbur.[3] According to band frontman Jamey Jasta, the album will be “all pit, no shit.”[4] On November 12, 2012 the group debuted a track from the album titled "Put It to the Torch" on YouTube.[5]

The Divinity of Purpose debuted at a career high No. 20 position on the Billboard 200 with over 17,400 copies sold in its first week. It has sold 55,000 copies in the US as of April 2016.[6]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 75/100[7]
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4/5 stars[8]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[9]
CraveOnline 6/10 stars[10]
Peek from the Pit 8/10 stars[11]
Sputnikmusic 3.5/5[12]

The aggregate review site Metacritic assigned an average score of 75 to the album based on 5 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[7]

In a positive review by Allmusic's James Christopher Monger, the reviewer characterized the record as "Meatier and more hardcore-centric than their last offering".[9] Chad Bower of About.com commented positively on the album's quality of content as well stating "Jamey Jasta and company blaze through the 12 tracks on The Divinity of Purpose in under 40 minutes, with nary an ounce of filler".[8]

In another positive review on Metalholic, Sairaj R. Kamath called the album, "one loud, charged-up, headstrong message of positive reinforcement, with such songs like "Own Your World," "Nothing Scars Me" and others having enough gusto to cure worldwide depression".[13]

In a mixed review of the album on CraveOnline, Iann Robinson commented on the albums repetition, stating "there is little variation from song to song but the intensity and drive help save Hatebreed from falling into parody like so many of their peers".[10]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Jamey Jasta; all music composed by Hatebreed.

No. Title Length
1. "Put It to the Torch" 2:12
2. "Honor Never Dies" 3:12
3. "Own Your World" 3:39
4. "The Language" 3:14
5. "Before the Fight Ends You" 3:17
6. "Indivisible" 2:56
7. "Dead Man Breathing" 3:19
8. "The Divinity of Purpose" 3:39
9. "Nothing Scars Me" 3:08
10. "Bitter Truth" 2:40
11. "Boundless (Time to Murder It)" 3:21
12. "Idolized and Vilified" 2:23
Total length: 37:00

Personnel[edit]

Hatebreed
  • Jamey Jasta – vocals
  • Chris Beattie – bass guitar
  • Wayne Lozinak – guitar
  • Matt Byrne – drums
  • Frank Novinec – guitar
Production
  • Zeuss – record producer
  • Josh Wilbur – record producer, audio mixing

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[14] 28
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[15] 38
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[16] 84
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[17] 86
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[18] 43
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[19] 25
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[20] 40
UK Albums (OCC)[21] 144
UK Independent Albums (OCC)[22] 19
UK Rock & Metal Albums (OCC)[23] 12
US Billboard 200[24] 20
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[25] 5
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[26] 1
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[27] 6
US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[28] 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Axl Rosenberg (November 5, 2012). "Hatebreed Have Divinity of Purpose". MetalSucks. Retrieved November 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ Maggie Pannacione (November 8, 2012). "Hatebreed to Release "The Divinity of Purpose" on January 29". ARTISTdirect. Retrieved November 14, 2012. 
  3. ^ (press release) (November 12, 2012). "Hatebreed album set for release". Lambgoat. Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  4. ^ wookubus (November 9, 2012). "Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta Says New Album Is "All Pit, No Shit"". THEPRP. Retrieved November 14, 2012. 
  5. ^ hatebreedofficial (November 12, 2012). "Hatebreed - "Put It To The Torch" (Lyric Video)". YouTube. Retrieved November 14, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on April 15, 2016. 
  7. ^ a b "Critic Reviews for The Divinity of Purpose - Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b Chad Bowar (January 29, 2013). "Hatebreed - The Divinity Of Purpose Review". Retrieved May 19, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b James Christopher Monger (January 29, 2013). "review". Allmusic. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b Iann Robinson (February 6, 2013). "Review: Hatebreed – ‘The Divinity Of Purpose’". Retrieved May 19, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Peek from the Pit review". 
  12. ^ Spencer, Trey (Jan 22, 2013). "Album Review - Hate Breed: The Divinity of Purpose". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  13. ^ [1], Retrieved on April 27, 2014.
  14. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Hatebreed – The Divinity of Purpose" (in German). Hung Medien.
  15. ^ "Ultratop.be – Hatebreed – The Divinity of Purpose" (in Dutch). Hung Medien.
  16. ^ "Ultratop.be – Hatebreed – The Divinity of Purpose" (in French). Hung Medien.
  17. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Hatebreed – The Divinity of Purpose" (in Dutch). Hung Medien.
  18. ^ "Hatebreed: The Divinity of Purpose" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  19. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH.
  20. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Hatebreed – The Divinity of Purpose". Hung Medien.
  21. ^ Chart Log UK: "". UK Albums Chart. Zobbel.de.
  22. ^ "Official Independent Albums Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company.
  23. ^ "Official Rock & Metal Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  24. ^ "Hatebreed – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Hatebreed.
  25. ^ "Hatebreed – Chart history" Billboard Independent Albums for Hatebreed.
  26. ^ "Hatebreed – Chart history" Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums for Hatebreed.
  27. ^ "Hatebreed – Chart history" Billboard Top Rock Albums for Hatebreed.
  28. ^ "Hatebreed – Chart history" Billboard Top Tastemaker Albums for Hatebreed.

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