Hear Me Now
Label: Interscope Records*
The masked rap-rock crew's second outing, American Tragedy is a consciously heavier offering than their 2008 debut, Swan Songs. Kicking down the walls with "Been to Hell" -- a warning to folks looking for fame in L.A., built on a punk-simple, unstoppably anthemic riff -- the group may have serious intentions but there's plenty of party-bringing amid the yelled raps. (They even get away with referencing Grey Goose vodka: "We drink so much Goose we're becoming geese.") Hollywood Undead may be hated by a portion of the supposed "discerning" public, but the group really doesn't care.