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(hed) p.e. - Evolution (2014) I had falling in love with (hed) p.e. a lifetime ago when drunk in a bar I heard for the first time their song “Bartender”. I write about that when they released in 2009 the killer album entitled “New World Orphans” and mention it again, one year later when they delivered “Truth Rising”, their eighth studio album.
Four years might feels like another lifetime, but Jared Gomes is back and he is furious, maybe even more determined then ever. Those wicked riffs, those dub and reggae flavored grooves and hardcore rooted intensity are always refreshing, although sometimes some of them are sound quite familiar.
Hed PE, also known as (hed) Planet Earth and stylized as (həd) p.e. was formed by Vocalist Jared Gomes, also known as “M.C.U.D.” (MC Underdog), and guitarist Wes Geer in 1994 and released the self-financed extended play, “Church of Realities” only one year later.
They signed with Jive Records, releasing their self-titled debut album in 1997. Unfortunately, due to the label’s contractual terms and the disappointing sales of the album, the band found themselves unable to repay the cash advances given to them by Jive. Gomes is quoted as saying “We had these romantic visions of the music industry, and we thought it would be cool to be a punk band on a rap label. So we fulfilled that dream, but it was also probably the worst thing that could have happened. We’ve had offers from Sony and others that we can’t take because we owe Jive so much money.” (more…)


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(hed) p.e. – Truth Rising (2010) Povesteam anul trecut la disecţia albumului „New World Orphans” că i-am remarcat pe (həd) p.e. acum zece ani cu piesa „Bartender” şi gaşca lui Jared Gomes înfiinţată în1994 ne furnizează cu regularitate şi perseverenţă începând de la debutul din 1997 albume incisive şi consistente, un amestec incendiar de Rap Metal, infuzii de Raggae şi Dub contrabalansate de secvenţe zgomotoase de Metal a la Anthrax şi Hardcore după standardele Suicidal Tendencies. Aceste faze Hardcore/Metal se datorează în primul rând chitaristului Jackson „Jaxon” Lee Benge alăturat trupei în 2004 pe albumul „Only In Amerika”. Lupta dintre preferinţele Rap ale lui Jared şi orientarea spre Hardcore al lui Jaxon s-a dovedit benefică trupei, riff-urile zgomotoase şi abordarea a la Minor Threat împinse insistent de Jaxon au câştigat tot mai mult spaţiu şi în final au obţinut un cocktail exploziv, dar bine echilibrat. Şi-au definit stilul ca fiind G-Punk, o “derivată” Rock la G-Funk.

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