★Hollywood Undead, I have lucky encounter with "We Are" on FM radio by chance
So far, I’ve looked but I haven’t been able to find any Hollywood Undead fans; Nobody around me understands how cool they are. I heard one of their songs on FM radio by chance and thought it was so cool. Sometimes I have lucky encounters like this, that is; even when I pay no attention to the radio, that one lucky song that I was meant to hear comes to my ears. have you ever had such an amazing experience? Anyway, the song I listened to at that time was the single “We Are”. I fell in love with their heavy sound. It was like being crushed or like roughly cutting steel. Some of the vocal rapping parts were layered and matched with the heavy sounds, so I just couldn’t stop grinning to myself.
★There’s a great combination between the crisp rhythm of rapping and the metal sound.
Through their rapping I get the image of destroying things by smashing into them and knocking them down. The drums are not only heavy but also sharp, I guess this is the key to their coolness.
★My favorite album of theirs is “American Tragedy”.
My favorite album of theirs is “American Tragedy” and I guess my recommendation from this album would be “Coming Hot”. With their heavy distorted sound and a pressing rhythm that’s comfortable for me, I can’t help but listen to it with rapt attention.
★I also like the sound of the chorus part on “My Town”.
Because I can feel nuke-kan（in Japanese, 抜け感）, I think this word means that we can listen to each part separately and clearly, and the sound seems like its’ going higher and far above my head. I think each sound of the chorus parts with vocals are really heavy by themselves, but they all have that same nuke-kan, so we can listen to it in a positive way. Everybody has their own taste for music mastering, however I like this kind of feel so much. Of course I’m sure that not all voices suit this kind of mastering...at least I know my voice doesn’t suit it! How disappointing...
★To end this topic, I’d like to talk about “I Don’t Wanna Die”. A ghastly sight...
I enjoy the intro part that starts out with a piano, but actually the story of the song scares me so much. I imagine it’s about a fight or trouble between gangsters, maybe. I guess this kind of scene would almost never occur around me, since I live normally and peacefully in Japan. It’s especially evident in the chorus: “I don’t wanna die, you’re gonna have to...”. A ghastly sight, I think I’m gonna go pale.