hollywood undead

Following the technically curious remix experiment that was “American Tradgedy Redux,” I resolved to give Hollywood Undead another shot. My logic was that if other musicians could do interesting things with the core music, then perhaps either A) there’s something there I’ve missed, or B) the band could learn and evolve from studying what others have done with their product. So I dove in, clear eyes, full heart, can’t lose as they say in Dillon, Texas.

No one has ever quite been able to accurately explain to me what exactly Hollywood Undead is, what audience they’re shooting for, or what their message is. That’s not to say that these are rhetorical questions directed at the powers-that-be running the multiverse, but I’ve never been confronted with the answer. Are they just a rap rock band out of their decade? Are they self-effacing in some subtle way? I’m a man who loathes genre-fication, but I admit I’ve never been sure who this appeals to.

- Say what you will about Hollywood Undead, but they have a nonstop and peerless marketing machine. That said, the band is going all out, pushing the presale for their upcoming CD/DVD "Desperate Measures" before going on tour with Atreyu in just a couple short weeks. The release is slated to contain six live tracks, six studio tracks, and sixty minutes of unedited band video. "Desperate Measures" goes out the door November 10th.