As the main stage crowd fills up after just a few rows present for the last set, Hatebreed walk on stage to ear-searing cheers as their loyal fanbase decide to deafen Donington Park and anybody within half a mile. From the second that Hatebreed start to play there is no doubt in anybody's mind that Hatebreed are here to commit an aural assault on everyone in the crowd. Their signature thumping drums and roaring vocals below across the main stage.
As 'Driven By Suffering' starts, Hatebreed's vocalist Jamey Jasta commands the crowd to open up circle pits and to go wild which continues through 'Betrayed by Life' as well. Aside from the fact that they caused a crowd the size of bands like Arch Enemy, the sight of hundreds of hungover and dehydrated metallers throwing themselves around the pit at 11:30 is always a sight worth watching.
They may not technically be one of the best bands of the weekend when it comes to their performance, but when it comes to pure passion for music, performing and fans there can be few bands that come close to Hatebreed.