Hollywood Undead takes over the Culture Room
J-Dog, Funny Man, Johnny 3 Tears, Charlie Scene and Danny all make up the band Hollywood Undead, currently. All of the band members use pseudonyms and wear their own unique mask, most of which are based on the common hockey goaltender designs. Hollywood Undead is a rap/rock mix band formed in 2005 in Los Angeles, California. They released their debut album, Swan Song, on September 2, 2008, and released a DVD/CD Desperate Measures, on November 10, 2009. Their second studio album, American tragedy, was released April 5, 2011. January 8, 2013 was the release of their third studio album, titled Notes From The Underground. Their fourth studio album, Day of the Dead, was released on March 31, 2015. Their fifth studio album, V, will be released on October 27, 2017.
Hollywood Undead's music features a wide variety of musical styles, generally blending hip hop with alternative rock and dance influence. However, many would identify them as rap rock or nu metal. Half of the songs in Swan Songs display a more party-based style, while the other half show a more serious approach to the album. Songs such as "Young" and "Sell Your Soul" are often praised, while the party-based songs such as "No. 5" and "Everywhere I Go" were often criticized. Many critics have stated to be confused due to the record's constant representation of different sounds. American Tragedy continues this style for the most part. The album has less of a party/ EDM style than Swan Songs, and instead follows a more serious approach. The 18 track deluxe version of album only contains 3 songs that are based on sex and drinking, whereas Swan Songs had 6 out of its 14 tracks. Many reviewers have compared this album to Linkin Park's first two records. Hollywood Undead top hit song “ Undead” has over 56 Million plays on Spotify and right behind it with 46 millions “ Everywhere I Go”.
Go check out Hollywood Undead album “V” and be prepared to rock out to the bangers they put on each and every album.
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