Label: A&M Records - none • Format: CDr Album, Promo, Stereo • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Nu Metal, Hard Rock
American Tragedy is the second studio album by American rap rock band Hollywood Undead. Production for the album began following the induction of Daniel Murillo into the band in early and lasted until December.
The album is musically heavier and features darker lyrical content than the band's previous effort. A remix of the album, American Tragedy Reduxwas released on November 21, The album debuted at number four on the US Billboardselling approximately 67, copies in its first week in the United States, and ended up becoming the nd best selling album of in the US. It also charted in a few other countries, including Canada and the UK, a first for the band. Upon release, American Tragedy received mixed reviews.
Critics consistently noted the darker and more serious tone of the album, but to mixed reception. Lyrics were widely criticized while the energy and instruments were praised in most reviews. To promote the album, the band participated in three headlining tours and several other supporting tours. The album spawned five singles in total. But I've never seen anyone drink that much. Brian Voerding noted that the song showed the band's strength in both singing and rapping while comparing the sound to Linkin Park.
Similar to "Been to Hell", "Comin' in Hot" was originally a free promotional single released on January 21, but was later released as an album single following the release of American Tragedy. The band began shooting the music video in early July and announced that fans would be featured in the video if they recorded themselves performing the song in front of a famous landmark. The video has no release date yet.
American Kemal + Rob Data - Star Trails / Hybrid opens with the single " Been to Hell ". J-Dog said Wouldnt It Be Nice - Various - Its Cool the song is, "the truth about what really happens to people when they move to L.
It's all too true, but most people aren't there to see it first-hand. But we are, so it's our interpretation of it all. Next is "I Don't Wanna Die", a song about the fear of death fueling the need to kill another person. Despite this, the instruments and melodies contrast to make an uptempo track. It is a response to "Story of a Snitch". The lyrics describes about a story of an unknown loved one who has recently died, with the narrator having difficulty trying to live without them.
It is played in an upbeat Aquella Calle - Sin Rumbo - Hablamos Después. with energetic vocals, which gives contrast to the dark lyrical content. Rick Florino called the track, "heart-wrenching genius". Glory - Hollywood Undead - American Tragedy melodic and poppy sounding. We're talking about drinking obviously because all of us sometimes drink too much.
It's one of those basic every day things that people go through but they don't Fischer Chöre - 1000 Stemmen Zingen Voor Miljoenen how to voice it or others around them don't know to voice it. It's almost like you're looked down upon, but no one actually talks about it. Kids start moshpits at our shows. Not every song we have is the best mosh song, so I wanted to make a song kids could go crazy for.
The lyrics are insane. At Metacriticwhich assigns a normalized rating out of to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 59, based on 6 reviews, which indicates "mixed or average reviews". Rick Florino of Artistdirect gave American Tragedy 5 out of 5, particularly praising the band's choice to avoid duplicating their debut album, Swan Songsand instead choosing to create a, "darker, deeper, and far deadlier ride this time around.
He also lauded the irony of the quality singing on, "Apologize", combined with the lyrics, "But we can harmonize, even if we sound like shit. He praised several tracks including "Been to Hell", Glory - Hollywood Undead - American Tragedy"Comin' in Hot", "Bullet", "Levitate", and "Tendencies" as numerous outstanding points in the album. Borjon did criticize the slower songs, "Coming Back Down" and "Pour Me" but dismissed that Persecuted - Fudge Tunnel - Sex Mammoth were, "easily forgotten among the album's many undeniably addictive future hits.
Mikael Wood of the Los Angeles Times was more critical in his review. He praised the energy of the album, pointing out the, "Booming groove," of "Apologize", and the "disco-metal urgency," of "Levitate". Wood's biggest complaint of the album was that the band has, "filtered out any sense of humor from its music, which makes American Tragedy virtually impossible to listen to for longer than a few songs at a time.
Prior to release, American Tragedy was projected by several publications to sell about 65, copies in the first week of release in the United States, and was expected to reach number three on the Billboard When the official sales Glory - Hollywood Undead - American Tragedy ended, the album exceeded expectations and sold about 67, copies, but was outsold by Radiohead 's The King of Limbs and so debuted at number four on the Billboard Upon learning of the album's first-week sales, Jordon Terrell, also known to fans of the band as "Charlie Scene.
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