Hollywood Undead – American Tragedy Review.
Hollywood Undead – American Tragedy Review
It was going to be interesting this time around with the new album by Hollywood’s finest Rap/Metal infusion without one of their main components Deuce leaving the band. Hollywood Undead released “American Tragedy” and the album seems a bit more main stream than the previous releases. “Swan song” was all over the place with their songs and this album seems to be more focused on the musical side than the rhyming and emotion.
“Been to Hell” is the opening track and even if you were hearing this on the radio you can definitely tell it’s the undead. They have such a distinctive sound and this song in particular is what the Undead are all about.On “Apologize,” this track has a groovy kind of vibe to it and I definitely like the beat. The lyrics are OK at best but the word play for these artists never really caught my attention.
“Comin’ in Hot” is definitely a party jam, talking bout drinking and chicks. “I’m gonna chase this whiskey with patron, I wanna girl on my lap with a jager bomb”, now that’s hardcore. “I Don’t Wanna Die” the lyrics on this track for sure show that the undead can indeed spit game and they are more deeper and are more involved with there word play. Charlie Scene and Johnny 3 Tears rhymes are on point on this track. “Hear me Know” was their first single released off this American Tragedy album. This track I listened to a few times but died out in the end.
“Coming Back Down” was my next track. This acoustic track really had some heart felt lyrics in this song and I being a metal head actually felt it. I feel this track is one of the better tracks on this album. “Tendencies” is a reminder that this band is very diverse in the fact they can rhyme and rock out as well. Killer guitar riffs and this track is reminiscent of “Been to Hell” in it feeds the rock hunger you may be looking for from Hollywood Undead.
Overall, this album American Tragedy almost turned into just that. It seems like the group tried to touch the entire fan base and then some. This album includes a little acoustic, rap, rock and pop. Having said that, I could not listen to this album from front to back, I caught my self jumping to my favorites and skipping many. This album is a must have for the hardcore Undead fans but as for new listeners you may want to try some of their previous material and take it from there.