May 9, 2017 |

Ho99o9 – United States of Horror

Ho99o9 – United States of Horror

May 9, 2017 |

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Self-proclaimed hip hop/punk mutants Ho99o9 are set to release their debut album United States of Horror on the 5th May. This record manages to encapsulate the chaotic nature of Ho99o9 in a live environment whilst still remaining focused and artistically challenging throughout.

Ho99o9 are one of these bands that are unclassifiable. Fronted by two of the most energetic frontmen in the industry, with a phenomenal drummer and a sample deck behind them, they produce a sound that is perhaps best described as a combination of Band Brains and Run the Jewels. Whilst this may sound impossible on their debut United States of Horror, this amalgamation of sounds works to aplomb.

The album as suggested by the title follows a militant like view against the current state of the United States and the world. This militant, revolutionary aspect of the album whilst obviously present in the lyrics, is further enhanced by the power of the backing tracks sampled on this record. Each sample has a highly distorted sound which produces a really underground style sound. In some areas the samples almost created an industrial sound (Bleed War for example). When used on both the hip hop and punk samples this distortion alone encourages uprising.