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This really passes for a "band"??
« on: September 01, 2008, 07:21:46 PM »
I bring you Hollywood Undead:



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Hollywood Undead is a band whose music has been described as a mixture of hip hop, emo and metal.[1]

The band originated in 2005 from a song Deuce and J-Dog posted on MySpace to positive views and which led them to form the group Hollywood Undead with their friends Johnny 3 Tears, Charlie Scene, Funny Man and Da Kurlzz.[1] In their first nine weeks on MySpace they had almost a million plays and by 2006 they were said to be leading MySpace's top unsigned artists list with over 8 million plays.[2][3] In 2005 they became the first band to sign up with MySpace Records.[4] By 2008 the band had over 40 million plays and over 400,000 friends on MySpace.[5]

The band perform in individual masks in order to maintain an air of mystery.[1] This originated from their MySpace page which they filled with pictures of themselves in hockey masks.[2] They made their live debut in August 2008 at the Virgin Mobile Festival after winning 285,000 votes, over half the total, in a Book the Band contest against four other bands.[6] Their popular song Undead is featured on the Madden 2009 Soundtrack and was released as an official single on August 19, 2008, making it the second single from Swan Songs.

Though the group first signed a record contract in 2005, they spent nearly three years working on their debut album.[7] Hollywood Undead have signed a contract with A&M/Octone Records and will release their debut album Swan Songs on 02 September 2008.[6]


UGH.  We have been mocking this album at work since we got a promo last week. Especially the guy who calls himself "Johnny 3 Tears". What is really sad is that it is going to sell like hotcakes. We even had some guy offer us $100 to sell him our promo copy so he could get it early....
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Re: This really passes for a "band"??
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2008, 07:24:10 PM »
These are the sorts of bands who will look even more ridiculous in about 10 years.  They are the Flock of Seagulls of the 00s.   :)


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Re: This really passes for a "band"??
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2008, 07:29:24 PM »
Oh, definitely.  A decade or so from now, we're going to look back at the music of this decade with embarrassment.  Actually, I think it's more likely that we'll try to forget it ever happened.  Especially that whole Jonas Brothers nonsense.
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Re: This really passes for a "band"??
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2008, 07:46:40 PM »
"I can't believe some of the S%!& I used to do with you."



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Re: This really passes for a "band"??
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2008, 09:41:19 PM »
I listened to Amazon's samples from their album. Good grief, this crap sucks. Not nearly as much as Smite the Righteous, but still pretty bad.

Emo is a ridiculous music industry trend. You have these pop bands pretending to be angry and emotional, and this becomes the soundtrack for people who think that they're angry and emotional.

I find it amusing that these guys attempt to mix that style of faking emotion with a bogus attempt at some kind of bizarre 'gangsta' rap, so you've got one track that has them pretending to be depressed, followed by a track featuring them pretending to be "yeah, I'm a pimp, I'm a gangsta, what, what what?" It's like someone mixed several My Chemical Romance tracks with tracks by Eminem and Limp Bizkit. It's completely ridiculous.

If you want a good rap/rock fusion, try Hed PE. They're actually legitimate musicians.
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Re: This really passes for a "band"??
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2008, 07:10:35 AM »
I listened to Amazon's samples from their album. Good grief, this crap sucks. Not nearly as much as Smite the Righteous, but still pretty bad.

He's not even around anymore.  I'm pretty sure you can cool it on insulting his band nonstop, Isaac.




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Re: This really passes for a "band"??
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2008, 08:17:51 AM »
Any form of "Metal" that associates itself with "Emo" and/or "Hip Hop" is NO form of "Metal" at all.

And the masks trend has been done and barely done right. That whole "air of mystery" bullshit is so pathetic. It makes me want to hurt them all. Very bad.


I listened to Amazon's samples from their album. Good grief, this crap sucks. Not nearly as much as Smite the Righteous, but still pretty bad.

He's not even around anymore.  I'm pretty sure you can cool it on insulting his band nonstop, Isaac.

What's sad is, he thinks the Smite the Righteous dude is still listening to him...


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Re: This really passes for a "band"??
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2008, 10:34:31 AM »
It should not take 3 years to make an album of their genre(s?), they're either lazy or overdoing it. The only other explanation I can think of is their album's producer is Nathan Explosion and he keeps deleting the whole album.


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Re: This really passes for a "band"??
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2008, 10:58:32 AM »
These are the sorts of bands who will look even more ridiculous in about 10 years.  They are the Flock of Seagulls of the 00s.   :)

More like the KISS of the '00s.
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Re: This really passes for a "band"??
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2008, 11:00:25 AM »
It's a slightly more effeminate version of Slipknot!

Listen to the iTunes sample of their single "Undead" while looking at that picture of them. Your head will explode.
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Re: This really passes for a "band"??
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2008, 05:09:58 PM »
These are the sorts of bands who will look even more ridiculous in about 10 years.  They are the Flock of Seagulls of the 00s.   :)

More like the KISS of the '00s.

But Kiss made good music.  And were intentionally kitschy.  Those guys are just embarassing themselves.  :)


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Re: This really passes for a "band"??
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2008, 05:55:59 PM »
These are the sorts of bands who will look even more ridiculous in about 10 years.  They are the Flock of Seagulls of the 00s.   :)

More like the KISS of the '00s.

But Kiss made good music.  And were intentionally kitschy.  Those guys are just embarassing themselves.  :)

I hate KISS.  But these guys are much, much worse.  I'd rather listen to a 24-hour loop of "Love Gun" than listen to a single album from one of these douchebags.
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Re: This really passes for a "band"??
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2008, 08:01:42 PM »
These are the sorts of bands who will look even more ridiculous in about 10 years.  They are the Flock of Seagulls of the 00s.   :)

More like the KISS of the '00s.

But Kiss made good music.  And were intentionally kitschy.  Those guys are just embarassing themselves.  :)

We'll have to agree to disagree on KISS.  These current douchebags though, we're in the same boat.
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Re: This really passes for a "band"??
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2008, 12:53:49 AM »
Any form of "Metal" that associates itself with [...] "Hip Hop" is NO form of "Metal" at all.

Anthrax.

What's sad is, he thinks the Smite the Righteous dude is still listening to him...

I don't. I genuinely hate the band.
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Re: This really passes for a "band"??
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2008, 11:02:59 AM »
Well, hopefully the masks will at least prevent them from revealing their identities, thus cursing the rest of their lives with internet links to their awful lack of talent and preventing them from ever getting a real job.

Or have they already?