Hellyeah
Stampede


1.0
awful

Review

by Micheal Scarn USER (5 Reviews)
October 12th, 2010 | 49 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Can you measure laziness? Perhaps not, but you can sure tell when someone isn’t trying.

As far as we know, there is no universal scale for laziness. The problem with measuring such a thing is that it’s all relative. Some people seem lazy when they are really trying. Some people never try at all. To put this on a scale would be difficult and time consuming, seeing as there are so many different ways an individual can be lazy. Whether it’s skipping a trip to the gym or just staying in all night, you can’t determine which is lazier. You may not have a scale to measure these trivial activities, but you’re one step closer; introducing Stampede, the sophomore album from Hellyeah. Congrats, you now have a bass line for your scale

Hellyeah’s newest effort (using effort quite loosely) is nothing short of a train wreck. Well, in some ways it isn’t because a train wreck would be quite amusing compared to this. They’re debut was mediocre at best. Why? Because it lacks any sense of risk or initiative. The main sense of redemption from the debut was that it was a great party album. That’s all good and great, but Stampede is released and its time for something new. Well, that statement couldn’t be more wrong. Not only did Hellyeah not change a thing, but they regressed even farther into a barrage of syncopated chugging and Nickelback-like themes. All the songs are relatively the same length, structure and content. The small amount of riffing that was included is virtually incomprehensible because of the constant jun jun jun. The vocals are completely uninspired and almost bored sounding compared to the debut. Now you ponder. Was the band trying at all, or are they all out of ideas?

Picture this. Their debut: partying, drinking, girls, drugs, sex and just having a good time. Stampede: hung-over, headache, nausea, regret, and bleakness. This is a perfect representation of Hellyeah’s small discography. Stampede was really just an afterthought. It was the point where the band just said, “Wait, were we supposed to make another album or what?” They were most likely hanging out in a basement somewhere, digging up old Pantera riffs and changing them ever so slightly so that nobody would know. Frankly, it’s quite unlikely the band cared enough to put out anything out that was listenable. They may have very well known what they were writing was terrible, but they would have shovelled it out anyways.

In conclusion, you will have learned that old dogs won’t learn new tricks. More appropriately, they will do old tricks, but with less skill and expertise. The pros are that the album artwork is actually pretty cool. The cons of this album are that there is no message, no technicality, no song writing skills, and the years of therapy you will have to endure to get over it.


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Comments:Add a Comment 
americanmusicmachine
October 12th 2010


3953 Comments


HELL FUCKING YEAH!!! IT'S A STAMPEDE BROTHER!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwmB6hmqbuo

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
October 12th 2010


18859 Comments


This was a good review, but it really could stand to be broken into separate paragraphs. Wall of text invokes kind of a tl;dr feeling.

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G3N3R1C
October 12th 2010


1945 Comments


lol this band.

Asiatic667
October 12th 2010


4648 Comments


album of the year, methinks

geng
October 12th 2010


1986 Comments


Quite a few grammatical errors going on here brah, js.

Obfuscation24
October 12th 2010


3939 Comments


THIS IS REAL FUCKING METAL
[IMG]http://www.metalsucks.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/f-hellyeah.jpg[/IMG]

puma35
October 12th 2010


972 Comments


I reallllly enjoyed the first paragraph, have a pos! this album is a joke

deathofasalesman
October 12th 2010


5852 Comments


Hellyeah.

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
October 12th 2010


18859 Comments


Cool, much easier to read now, pos'd.

ThePalestMexican
October 12th 2010


2816 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

YOU COULDN'T BE EVEN IF YOU WANTED TO!

pizzamachine
October 12th 2010


12571 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Album is cute.

patroneyes
October 12th 2010


1919 Comments


this album sucks dick - rather badly actually. too much teeth :/

Maniac!
October 12th 2010


26256 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

I remember when I respected Chad gray

Lakes.
October 12th 2010


28693 Comments


cowboy metal.

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AtavanHalen
October 12th 2010


17927 Comments


Alcohaulin' Ass

GulliKyro
October 12th 2010


357 Comments


That album cover is hilarious.

Winsomniac
October 12th 2010


8001 Comments


First thought when I found out that this band existed: God dammit. Way to perpetuate the stereotype, America.

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Scrambled
October 12th 2010


391 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

yeeeeeehaw

pillowswantyoursoul
October 13th 2010


923 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Good review man. Pos
That album artwork is probably the worst I've seen for an album in recent times.

Maniac!
October 13th 2010


26256 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Ugh just give me more mudvayne, not this crap :/



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