Hollywood Undead
PSALMS


1.5
very poor

Review

by klocu4 USER (2 Reviews)
December 27th, 2018 | 102 replies


Release Date: 2018 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Another level of boring.

‘Psalms’, released on the 2nd of November 2018, is the latest release by Hollywood Undead. The EP contains 5 songs that give us about 18 minutes of new material.
Let’s get to the actual review, shall we"

Some time ago I would be really excited for a new release from Hollywood Undead. I actually were pretty excited for ‘Five’ a year ago. And that album was good. Not phenomenal by any means, but it had some bangers such as ‘California Dreaming’, ‘Renegade’ or ‘We Own The Night’.

This time, however, I was nowhere near excited when I first heard the single ‘Gotta Let Go’. I didn’t like the pop direction the band was going. The second single, ‘Another Level’ was bad, and I mean really bad. Now, Hollywood Undead are a experimental band and I acknowledge that they are trying out some new sounds, but what exactly is the sound of this EP"

As most HU albums, this EP doesn’t have a defined sound. All of the 5 songs sound different from one another, and that’s a good thing. Let’s start with the singles. The lead single, ‘Gotta Let Go’ is an acoustic pop song. Apart from the fact that the hook is catch, it’s pretty boring, but it seems like the only intend of it was to be catchy, like it was made only to get radio play.

The second single ‘Another Level’ is by far the worst song on this boring extended play. The song features a kinda trap sound with one of the most disappointing and boring drops I’ve heard recently. The song has the most annoying chorus I’ve ever heard. It basically consists of a low-pitched robotic voice repeating a single phrase for 30 seconds. And it’s repeated like 4 times in this piece of sh*t song.
It features some phenomenal lyrics such as:

“I’m on another level.
I’m on another level
I’m on another level
Little bitch
I’m on another level
I’m on another level
I’m on another level
Sh*t!”

They’re on another level of lyricism for sure on this song.

‘Live Fast, Die Young’ is a pretty interesting song with a alternative pop vibe to it. It features mostly Danny on the microphone, which is something good to see. And damn, it’s really catchy! I wouldn’t be surprised to see this song on the radio.

The next song is ‘Something to Believe’. This song is something we’ve seen HU do many times. Johnny 3 Tears on the verses and Danny on the chorus, resulting in an overall poppy song. It’s pretty repetitive as well, and the instrumental isn’t really helping it, as it is a pretty generic and uninteresting pop trap beat.

But there is a light at the end of the tunnel, or rather at the start of the tunnel. It is the opener, ‘Bloody Nose’. It is a song in the style in which HU always shined. The verses are a nice exchange of Charlie Scene’s singing and Danny singing over a heavier beat. A really interesting touch in this song is J-Dog’s screaming verse after the second chorus.

On the final note, even though this EP disappointed me, I’m still waiting for their next album coming next year, and I have some expectations, as the band is working with drummer Luke Holland (ex-The Word Alive). However, if they continue the sound from this EP, I’m ready to call it quits on this band.


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AgentDeathbat
December 27th 2018


7243 Comments

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why is this band still around

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Sinternet
December 27th 2018


18516 Comments


remember the whole deuce fiasco? i think that was the reason i started browsing the site, someone linked me to it because we shared a hateboner for this band

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zaruyache
December 27th 2018


20363 Comments


Wow, really? I thought you were an older user than that.

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Sinternet
December 27th 2018


18516 Comments


like 2013 right?

AgentDeathbat
December 27th 2018


7243 Comments

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I'm so glad i was never here in 2013 lmao

SharkTooth
December 27th 2018


13948 Comments


I joined in 2013 and I have no idea what y'all are on about

zaruyache
December 27th 2018


20363 Comments


- someone wrote a review for their old vox's solo project dumping on it
- he posted it on facebook alerting it to his fanbase
- his tween fangirl mob made like a hundred accounts just to 5/5 it and spam the thread with comments.

It was pretty fun, but mods probably didn't enjoy it lol.

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
December 28th 2018


56343 Comments


"‘Psalms’, released on the 2nd of November 2018, is the latest release by Hollywood Undead. The EP contains 5 songs that give us about 18 minutes of new material.
Let’s get to the actual review, shall we""

This is completely redundant



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TheWonderSoFar
December 28th 2018


3556 Comments


2013 squad wuddup

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Kompys2000
December 29th 2018


2128 Comments


"Hollywood Undead are a experimental band"

Actual LOL

JohnnyoftheWell
December 29th 2018


12679 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

This review reminds me that proofreading is a thing

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SlicePaperMoog
December 29th 2018


446 Comments


I dont think its reasonable for a human being to wanna have expectations for a new HU release.

AgentDeathbat
December 29th 2018


7243 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

I expect this to suck tho

SlicePaperMoog
December 29th 2018


446 Comments


Good for you then

JohnnyoftheWell
December 29th 2018


12679 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

As someone who somehow managed to exist in total ignorance of this group's existence until very recently, can someone tell me their story in preferably not more than three sentences

AgentDeathbat
December 29th 2018


7243 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

@Johnny: Here's a quick explanation:

"So let's take some shots, do a beer run and flip off a cop! Girls give me props and they're on my jock! Paris Hilton said "that's hot" when she saw my cock!" - Charlie Scene

SlicePaperMoog
December 29th 2018


446 Comments


Theyre a stupid rap rock band that 10 year old edgelords like listening to and their lead singer has a solo project and he was butthurt that people on sput didnt like his stupid album so he told his fans on facebook to 5 it.

AgentDeathbat
December 29th 2018


7243 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

that too

JohnnyoftheWell
December 29th 2018


12679 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Thank you, both. Sounds like a band for the ages.

SlicePaperMoog
December 29th 2018


446 Comments


MY LEGS ARE DANGLING OFF THE EDGE,
THE BOTTOM OF THE BOTTLE IS MY ONLY FRIEND,
I THINK I'LL SLIT MY WRISTS AGAIN AND I'M GONE, GONE, GONE,
MY LEGS ARE DANGLING OFF THE EDGE,
A STOMACH FULL OF PILLS DIDN'T WORK AGAIN,
I'LL PUT A BULLET IN MY HEAD AND I'M GONE, GONE, GONE.



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