“UNLIKE US”: HACKTIVIST PREMIERES A NEW SONG (yeah haters, we doin’ some H again)
TheMadIsraeli took the heat for introducing us to the UK’s Hacktivist back in January (this post). Took the heat . . . because rap and djent. That’s mainly what the Hacktivist guys are doing, and that’s not exactly what the NCS community is all about.
But the 83 comments on that earlier post weren’t all heat, and I for one kinda liked what I heard on that previous video, “Cold Shoulder”. Liked it enough that I kept my eyes open for something new, and knew that something new was coming, and within the last hour it arrived: the band’s new video for a new song called “Unlike Us”.
I like this new song even more than the first one. I like the pneumatic punch, the fleeting electronics, the ratcheting melody, the machine-gun-fire rhythmics, and the booming tone on those low strings. I liked the vocals, too, though usually I have a low tolerance for rap.
I headbanged, too.
Okay, you know what the Comment section is for. I got my flame-retardant underwear on. Video follows the jump, and you can follow Hacktivist on Facebook here.
There are no inherently bad genres, just bad bands making music in that genre. A sufficiently talented band can make any genre interesting and good.
Is this one of those?
I used to believe that as well..music being subjective and all. Then I listened to this song
OW! That hurt! You’ve forgotten that I bruise easily.
NCS: jumping the shark since Flanders reared his ugly mug 🙂
Ha! You Kvrmvdgeon you.
THE FUTURE IS NOW MUTHAFUCKAS!!!
Heh, people are gonna get so mad at this. I’ll be the first to note that the lyrics of this particular track range from passable to wack. Oh well, I guess rappin about ballin ain’t exactly their style. They seem to be trying to go for a more concious tone, but that may or may not work In their favor in front of kids who want them to bring the mosh.
That said, there’s one undeniable thing they got going that you astutely pointed out Islander:
Dat Groove. It’s very much a jam. I’m feelin it.
Though I understand your point, I like the lyrical focus, and just judging from the growth in their fanbase, it doesn’t seem to be holding them back so far.
Growth in their fanbase?
Thats it..Im declaring the age of humanity to be over..We have obviously reached an event horizon for bad taste, and its only going to get worse as time goes by
What do you know about humanity anyway, your pretty much an asshole XD
Also, I still fuckin’ dig this band’s name, which well-suits what they’re rapping about.
Over 9,000 plays in the first 15 hours for this video.
Pffft. They’re just ripping off Baby Metal, who did it much better, might I add.
NO! NO! NO! You are only allowed to mention Baby Metal once every six months, and you’ve already exceeded your allotment for this period.
Perhaps you meant every six seconds? Because I’m pretty sure that’s the deal I worked out with their marketing department. (Baby Metal marketing department = Satan Himself.)
Nobody does it better than Baby Metal.
VYCEVICTUS KNOWS WHAT’S UP!!!!!
DID YOU REPLACE HIS BRAIN WHILE HE WAS SLEEPING???
No body does it like Baby Metal, that much is certain.
Limp bizkit is back!
hacktivist? seriously? WE R LEGUN, FEER UZ!
Modern Limp Bizkit
Actually I’m with Islander on this. I wouldn’t have thought this would be a band I’d like, but I’m starting to wonder when they’ll be dropping an album. Interesting.
You da man! But you forget to say, “Fuck anyone else who doesn’t agree with Islander with a shivered timber!”
Same sort of sound as the Matrix’s second and third films soundtracks.
As someone who is equally interested in underground metal as he is in underground UK hiphop, i’d say the rapping is a bit average and lyrically slightly dull. Most my favourite rap artists (Akala, Lowkey, DD, Klashnekoff) are political, but the politics in these lyrics seem very generic like he doesn’t REALLY know what he’s talking about
Wait a goddamn minute. The lyrics were supposed to be POLITICAL??
I thought he was talking about cock burning STDs. (I don’t remember the lyrics.)
I feel like shirts should be made with “Babymetal does it better”
Also I still don’t this….hodgepodge.
I think wearing said shirt will probably get you a visit from Chris Hansen
“Have a seat”
Holy fuck, best idea EVER.
LET’S GET ON THIS, HUMANITY.
Only subhumanity would get on this.
I guess that means I’m elected!
One was hoping to like this one better than that last one. But, this was only slightly less boring. Oh well…