DJENT-RAPPERS HACKTIVIST KIND ENOUGH TO PUT THE WORD “HACK” RIGHT THERE IN THE NAME
Something I am 110% positive the world did not need is djent-rap, which is exactly what it sounds like. But I suppose it was inevitable that someone attempt djent-rap at some point anyway, because while we can’t seem to cure cancer, we can make sure that every child believes that he is a unique snowflake, and that every terrible idea he has is worth pursuing.
And so, ladies and djentlemen, I give you Hacktivist, who will probably be in the biggest band in the world a year from now.
I’m sure some of you will be tempted to defend this drek, so I’d like to pre-emptively assert that there is no defending it. Even if the guitar tone obviously owes a large debt to Fredrik Thordendal and company, the actual riffs and compositions are straight out of the Munky/Wes Borland playbook. And while there is such a thing as good rapping/flow/whatever, this ain’t it. If you like this now, I strongly suspect you will be embarrassed in five years.
Next up on the docket of awful concepts that will force their way into our reality: black djent. I guess that would be djent with croaky vocals and what my friend Nick calls “bumblebee guitars.” I fearfully await that genre’s arrival.
Thanks: Dan Wolfson