Now, an Italian hardcore outfit that decides to start off a CD with a cool, upbeat version of Johnny Cashís Ring of Fire has to be a bit unusual. The thing is, it turns out that Hatework arenít that unusual when it comes down to it. Though sporting fine amounts of energy and good rocking hardcore, thereís little new under the sun.
On top of that, this release consists of recordings from other releases or live material, some of the material dating back to 1999. This in effect means that there are varying qualities of production. Iím not sure if I should consider this a best-of of sorts? Kinda hard with a band you never heard of before.
Some of the material strongly hints at D.R.I., some at N.Y. Hardcore, and in one instance even Tankard (the ThrashíníRoll material from 2004)(!), and thatís all very nice, but Iím left with the feeling that Iíd rather be presented to a new, sharp release from Hatework and that this is just a transitory release.