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Hollywood Undead – ‘Hotel Kalifornia’

BMG Records/Dove & Grenade Media
Deuce, Manafest, From Ashes to New, Crazy Town, Limp Bizkit
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BMG Records/Dove & Grenade Media
Nu/Rap Metal/Rock/Hip Hop

Formed way back in 2005, Hollywood Undead made their name playing industrial/rap rock and metal hidden behind pseudonyms as they hit platinum after platinum certificate. This year has Hollywood Undead returning with their seventh studio album ‘Hotel Kalifornia’.

This album was inspired by all not just the issues in south California and to achieve this sound, big name producers such as Erik Ron (Panic at the Disco), Andrew Miliore (Papa Roach) and Drew Fulk (Lil Wayne) have been brought on board give their advice and guidance to continue to give ‘Hotel Kalifornia’ the massive demographical appeal that Hollywood Undead have reached throughout their career.  This means that ‘Hotel Kalifornia’ is full of wordy and anthemic chorus’ with radio-friendly songs that are amicable and chummy throughout with gems such as ‘Alone at the Top’ and ‘Go to War’ trading off with the likes of ‘Lion Eyes’ and ‘Reclaim’.

However, ‘Hotel Kalifornia’ is a very Marmite album and the listener will either love or loathe it. This is a decent Hollywood Undead album that has a lot of charm that will appeal to fans of both metal and rap. Yet, there aren’t many fireworks here and ‘Hotel Kalifornia’ doesn’t really push any boundaries with the album doing exactly what it says on the tin. But all in all, Hollywood Undead have released a decently listenable album that shows the band continuing in their stride towards another platinum album.

"Hollywood Undead continue their stride towards another platinum album"

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