Hollywood Undead // New Empire Vol 1 // Album Review
Hollywood Undead // New Empire Vol 1 // Album Review10
Hollywood Undead // New Empire Vol 1 // Album Review10
Hollywood Undead // New Empire Vol 1 // Album Review10
Hollywood Undead // New Empire Vol 1 // Album Review10
Hollywood Undead // New Empire Vol 1 // Album Review10
10Overall Score
Reader Rating: (5 Votes)
8.9

It’s been a couple of years since we last had a new album from ​Hollywood Undead​, but not to fear as they release ​New Empire Vol 1​. Following the release of 3 new tracks from the album last month, fans have been eagerly awaiting on the full album and it’s here at last.

New Empire Vol 1​ shows how much the band has grown over the last few years and how much their writing has matured. While tracks like “Comin’ in Hot” and “Everywhere I Go” are great fun tracks and the band have not lost this, but you can instantly sense this new lease of maturity on this album. The lead single “Empire” is the perfect example of this as the lyrics hold a much darker undertone and political edge. The band still holds that personalised blend of rap and rock and for a grittier and more rap focused track “Killin’ it” has everything asked for. The band have taken a much deeper look at the world around them with this album and even at themselves with “Upside Down” which is certainly a highlight of the album. As the album progresses the sound shifts from the familiar sound we’ve grown to love and then builds into a new style that not only fits but grows into that matured sound. “Nightmare” is the last track on the album and brings the whole release to a perfect close.

Hollywood Undead​ have written an album which is darker and grittier than any of their previous work. This side of them has been hinted at throughout the years but this album showcases this deeper side of the band as they’ve grown personally and musically. ​New Empire Vol 1​ does what it says on the tin as we enter a new stage of this band and leaves you wanting more from a potential Vol 2.

 

New Empire Vol.1 is out Feb 14th via Dove & Grenade Media / BMG

 

 

Emmie 

 

 

Track Listing:
1. Time Bomb
2. Heart of a Champion 3. Already Dead
4. Empire
5. Killin It
6. Enemy
7. Upside Down
8. Second Chances
9. Nightmare

 

Hollywood Undead 2020 Tour Dates:

2/14 – London, O2 Forum Kentish Town w/ Papa Roach:

2/16 – Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz 2/17 – Madrid, Spain @ Sala Riviera 2/20 – Milan, Italy @ Alcatraz
2/21 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Halle 622 2/22 – Offenbach, Germany @ Shadhalle 2/24 – Munich, Germany @ Zenith

2/25 – Wien, Austria @ Gasometer

2/28 – Thessaloniki, Greece @ Principal Club Theatre 2/29 – Athens, Greece @ Piraeus Academy 117

3/2 – Sofia, Bulgaria @ Universiada Hall
3/3 – Bucharest, Romania @ Arenele Romane
3/4 – Budapest, Hungary @ Papp Laszlo Budapest Sportarena 3/6 – Bratislava III, Slovakia @ Eurovia Arena
3/7 – Poznan, Poland @ MTP2
3/9 – Berlin, Germany @ Verti Music Hall
3/10 – Leipzig, Germany @ Haus Auensse
3/11 – Hannover, Germany @ Swiss Life Hall
3/13 – Paris, France @ Zenith Paris – La Villette
3/14 – Tilburg, Netherlands @ 013 Poppodium
3/16 – Dusseldorf, Germany @ Mitsubishi Electric Halle
3/17 – Hamburg, Germany @ Barclaycard Arena
3/18 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ VEGA

 

Hollywood Undead Is:
Johnny 3 Tears – vocals, bass guitar
J-Dog – vocals, guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, synthesizer, programming
Charlie Scene – vocals, guitar
Funny Man – vocals
Danny – vocals, keyboards, guitar, bass

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