A mighty diesel engine hacks up a lung. It turns over and begins to chug. A heavy-duty forklift is affixed with a ram pole and pulverizes boulders as big as Priuses. And on each night of their latest lengthy tour, Hatebreed screeches faithfully to the converted. Out in support of a recent covers record and a new LP chock full of such sweet tarts as “Everyone Bleeds Now” and “Become the Fuse,” the veteran metalcore combo works hard at being hard, and likely harder at making you feel it. They’re the most ferocious public option. This holiday season, tell the economy to suck it and spend a few greenbacks on a recovery project for the soul. With Cannibal Corpse and Unearth.

Fri., Dec. 18, 6:30 p.m., 2009