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Hoods

Hoods: The King Is DeadThe King Is Dead (2005)
Eulogy Recordings

Reviewer Rating: 2


Contributed by: AnchorsAnchors
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Hoods have been making more or less the same album over and over again since 1995, so by this time everyone should have formulated an opinion on whether or not they like the Sacremento four-piece's version of metal-tinged hardcore. It's brash, straightforward, and for all intents and purposes, extre.
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Hoods have been making more or less the same album over and over again since 1995, so by this time everyone should have formulated an opinion on whether or not they like the Sacremento four-piece's version of metal-tinged hardcore. It's brash, straightforward, and for all intents and purposes, extremely brief. Ten songs in less than twenty minutes, the band wastes no time with extended instrumental passages, guitar solos, intros or outros, as what you see is what you get on each and every track.

The problem is what you see and what you get are both extremely boring. All ten songs focus on mosh parts and ridiculous lyrics more than anything else. The general pace of each track is set at "chug," with things very rarely rising past that. Vocalist Ben Garcia seems rather uninspired as well, his demeanor more downplayed than usual. The vocals are crisp and out there, but the overwhelming feeling I take from them is that it's somebody just going through the motions. The mundane song structures obviously don't cater to a frantic vocal style, but something could be done, especially with those lyrics. Now, I'm about as far away from being politically correct as you could ever be, but there's simply no need for a line like "You turncoat faggot, you're fucking done." It sounds extremely ignorant, and there's no reason for that word to be in anybody's lyrics. Other general themes range from revenge to brotherhood, all bellowed in either a throaty shout or deep growl.

When it comes right down to it, it's just more of the same.

 


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Electrickle (March 25, 2007)

No talent, meat head hardcore band.

Anonymous (May 30, 2006)

you fuckin hide behind your computer screens you pussy fuckin faggots stop talkin shit on the internet because you have no life and are too fuckin weak to talk shit in real life you fucks make me sick

Anonymous (May 18, 2006)

hoods is a fucking kick ass band.all you posers need to stop talking shit about them. if you dont like them then stop wasting your time writing all that shit here

Anonymous (May 18, 2006)

the person who said girls dont belog in hardcore needs to shut the fuck up. Girls have more balls than most you guys.
girls can get in the pit and dance or do whatever shit they want. stop judging people

Anonymous (May 8, 2006)

girls don't belong in hardcore.

Anonymous (May 2, 2006)

all you guys are just pussies. thats why your talking shit. stop hiding behind your computer and say it to my face. you'll get your teeth knocked out! hardcore is hardcore, it all comes from punk. its all the same shit, the only difference is that some kids are a too much of wussies. take it from a "jock" lift weights and stop complaining

Anonymous (April 16, 2006)

i agree with the person a few posts down if you wanna listen to real hardcore check out the bands on havoc records, they have heart, and they know how to have fun at shows.

Anonymous (March 5, 2006)

I enjoy any music that expresses personal strife, and any other form of emotion that does not support self pity, and defeat. The hoods do this without hesitation. Grow some fucking balls before you undermind a band that you dont understand.

Adam Bomb

soulbleed (January 27, 2006)

as much as some tough guy hardcore is annoying, it's not as annoying as whiny emo hardcore.

Anonymous (January 27, 2006)

Totally retarded moshtard core:
http://www.calihardcore.com/images/actionjackson-Pic1.jpg


Actual real hardcore show:
http://havocrex.com/images/photos/thrash_fest_3/0015_0004. jpg

Notice a difference?

-Ken

Anonymous (January 24, 2006)

talk shit, these are cool dudes with heart in their music and aren't afraid to say how they feel and be abraisive.

Anonymous (January 24, 2006)

tough guy bro-core. i blame NYC and Boston for fucking up hardcore and making dumbguy jockrock acceptable. i hate this knuckledragging shit.

Testiclese (January 23, 2006)

these guys probobly do the man chant daily

MEN
BROS

Anonymous (January 23, 2006)

you're next, FAGGOT

stevejonestherealbones (January 23, 2006)

i'm going to fight these guys. one at a time please

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

discofucker (January 22, 2006)

theys guys played a show in portland along time ago and wasted time on stage talking about how if they find the people on the internet that were talking shit they would "fuck up they're faggot asses".

Hahahah. Wow.

Anonymous (January 22, 2006)

I think the Madball Review applies to this review also. Except maybe without the 1% part.

Anonymous (January 21, 2006)

i'll fight them

Anonymous (January 21, 2006)

theys guys played a show in portland along time ago and wasted time on stage talking about how if they find the people on the internet that were talking shit they would "fuck up they're faggot asses".

johnnydanger (January 21, 2006)

Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo bad

Anonymous (January 21, 2006)

Fuck this tough guy horseshit.

---Trav.

Anonymous (January 20, 2006)

Ya, I'ma Mighty Marvelite, so da fuck wut?

-Will

Anonymous (January 20, 2006)

"the phrase 'nuff said' sucks. people just say that when they don't want to back up a point."

...or if they happen to be Stan Lee.

justatango (January 20, 2006)

clearly i said "nuff said" as joke. dont get your panties in a bunch.

Anonymous (January 20, 2006)

This kind of crap is just pathetic. The fact that kids give these bands the time of day annoys me to no end.

At least Earth Crisis had a message they were conveying.

-Will

etwiels88 (January 20, 2006)

the phrase 'nuff said' sucks. people just say that when they don't want to back up a point. fuck that guy below me.

stevejonestherealbones (January 20, 2006)

i went to their show.... no circle jerks, but a whole lotta guy on guy anal sex.

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

- best show i have ever been to

Anonymous (January 20, 2006)

this shit is for people with an identity complex...they cant decide if they wanna act black or white...be hardcore or gangsta...and so on...i'm never been to one of their shows...but im pretty sure during every breakdown they do a circle jerk

Dante3000 (January 20, 2006)

HAHA, their website is a myspace page.
Sac-towns best band is still Tera Melos.
That is all.
-Dante
P.S. No they don't pay me I just love that album.

justatango (January 20, 2006)

this band sucks.
this kind of music sucks.
'nuff said.

ElVaquero (January 20, 2006)

Yeah this shit just sounds stupid. As in literally stupid. I can feel my head screaming and trying to kill itself.

stevejonestherealbones (January 20, 2006)

i dont listen to hoods cause they are bigger pussies than surfjan stevens

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Anonymous (January 20, 2006)

im pretty positive they didn't branch out to collect new fans...hoods fans like the album, others hate it, and thats about as far as it goes. for what it is, its fine.

Sirens (January 20, 2006)

You turncoat faggot, youâ??re fucking done

Hey thats cool, theyre homophobes, cause theyre tough, d00d pump some iron.

Anonymous (January 20, 2006)

You should be castrated if you enjoy this.

blade-runner (January 20, 2006)

eulogy records is a faggot

danperrone (January 20, 2006)

It's time to jump on heads, faggots

fallingupwards84 (January 20, 2006)

i got pretty tired of seeing their ad at the top of this page after a few months

Mute98 (January 20, 2006)

in my opinion im not into how they do this.. it gets too slow and throws me off too fast.

crazytoledo (January 20, 2006)

Pretty good for what it is.

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