Hinder - Extreme Behaviour
Artist profile: Hinder

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Label: Universal
Rating: **

This is the debut major label effort of this Oklahoman City fivesome, heavily tipped by the various metal media outlets for potential greatness. It will probably register with some people who like this sort of brainless riffage, but more corporate sounding longplayers are hard to come by.

Betraying their previous life as a covers band, these guys play a watered down version of Creed style histrionics, sounding like a less dangerous Good Charlotte for the most part. It's all a bit too artificial and studio sounding, almost like they are ticking off the boxes in a marketing / A&R department's survey in how to make an album which would appeal to the 'kids'. From the obvious minor chord progressions to trite lyrical expressions of sub-nirvana pain, it sounds as real as Girls Aloud. Even the title of the album is trying too hard to appeal to a certain demographic.

The songs themselves aren't particularly awful, just ordinary in a lyrical and musical sense. 'Room 21' and 'Nothing Good About The Goodbye' are the best of a bland bunch, managing to put some passion and oomph into it.

It's not really the sort of album that will stand the test of time. Overall, it's ok, but they are unlikely to amount to more than a diverting way to spend 30 minutes while waiting for Bon Jovi to come on stage at some future stadium gig. "We're hoping to be the band to get people into rock again", says drummer Cody Hanson. Not bloody likely, we say.

Zahid Fayyaz

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Comments

danny
19 Feb 2007, 17:18
hinder are an appalling excuse for a band.
J
22 Feb 2007, 02:09
Pathetic.
yuck
06 Mar 2007, 17:26
that album cover is embarrassing.
tony
02 Apr 2007, 16:42
worst. band. ever.
harold bishop
03 Apr 2007, 17:57
i hope they die.
Nklax
11 Oct 2007, 05:27
They Suck
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Hinder
Hinder - Extreme Behaviour
It's all a bit too artificial and studio sounding, almost like they are ticking off the boxes in a marketing department's survey in how to appeal to the 'kids'.