Hurt is an AlternativeRock band, formed in Virginia in 2000. The band produced two albums, "Hurt", and "The Consumation" independently. The albums "Vol.I" and "Vol.II" were their first release under a major record label, with Capital Records. The band was dropped from Capitol Records after they did not prove to be financially successful. They then went on to produce "Goodbye to the Machine" and "The Crux" independently with Amusement Records. The band has many songs that feature creative word play, and meaningful symbolism.
[[folder: Current Members: ]]
* J. Loren Wince: Lead singer, guitar, violin (2000-present).
* Michael Roberts: Guitar and backing vocals (2009-present.)
* Victor Ribas: Drummer and backing vocals (2010-present.)
[[folder: Discography: ]]
* ''Hurt'' (self-titled EP; 2000)
* ''The Consumation'' (2003; rereleased to a wider audience in 2008 as ''The Re-Consumation'')
* ''Vol. I'' (2006)
* ''Vol. II'' (2007)
* ''Goodbye to the Machine'' (2009)
* ''The Crux'' (2012)
!Hurt provides examples of:
* BondageIsBad: "Cuffed" comes off this way; it's apparently criticizing ''loveless'' sex but the fact it's also bondage is telling.
* BreakupSong: Probably the most common theme throughout Hurt's discography, whether they're singing about a breakup in progress ("Losing", "How We End Up Alone"), lamenting one that already happened ("Falls Apart", "Aftermath"), or being ''pissed'' about one that already happened ("So When", possibly "Got Jealous".)
* BSODSong: "Overdose." Loren's singing becomes increasingly loud, desperate and generally unhinged as the song progresses.
* ChronologicalAlbumTitle: ''Vol. I'' and ''II'', the band's first releases under a major record label (though not their first releases overall, see above.)
* CrazyJealousGuy: The narrator of "Got Jealous", whose lyrics describe getting high and attempting to murder somebody for spending too much time with the object of his affections.
* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: Mentioned in "Flowers," ironically right alongside a TakeThat to their old record label.
* DrivenToSuicide: The narrator of "Well," although it fails (the gun isn't loaded.)
* DrugsAreBad: The view taken by the narrator in "Loded" towards the person trying to get him involved in their drug addiction.
** Two separate comparisons are made to "a needle in the eye" on ''The Crux'', in the otherwise-unrelated songs "Eden" and "The Seer".
** Implied in "Got Jealous":
--> ''Then I wanted his eyes more than she wanted his eyes''
-->''So he never could see the sun''
* FalseRapeAccusation: The woman in "Pandora" threatens the narrator with this if he doesn't MurderTheHypotenuse.
* GriefSong: "House Carpenter," "That (Such A Thing)", and "Alone With The Sea" all have lines referencing the death of one or more loved ones.
* HiddenTrack: "Flowers" is attached to the end of "That (Such A Thing)" on the album, although it's also available as a bonus download to people who bought the album new.
* LoveHurts: [[BreakupSong Bad breakups]], [[GriefSong death of loved ones]], and [[DestructiveRomance abusive relationships]] are all common themes in Hurt's lyrics. Basically no song of theirs involving a romantic relationship has a happy ending.
* MetalScream: Wince uses the MetalScream very rarely, but the last couple minutes of "Overdose" are a prominent example. The song starts out with him singing in a near-whisper, but he rises to a near-unintelligible growling scream for the final verse.
* MohsScaleOfLyricalHardness: Gets as high as an 8 (or 9 for suicide references) in some songs. Few songs in the band's discography go below a 4. They're named "Hurt" for a reason, folks.
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Ranges from 1 ("Assurance," "Aftermath") up to around a 7 ("Role Martyr X", "Ten Ton Brick").
* MurderTheHypotenuse: The first two songs on ''Goodbye to the Machine'': "Got Jealous", about a CrazyJealousGuy on the run after attacking his obsession's new flame, and "Pandora", about a woman blackmailing the man she's having an affair with into helping take out her husband for his life insurance.
* ObsessionSong: "Got Jealous", whose narrator gets so obsessed with the idea of someone else being with his lover that he tries to MurderTheHypotenuse.
* ProtestSong: "Wars," as one might expect from the title. The lyrics seem to be from the point of view of someone who helped develop some kind of major weapon and now regrets it.
* ReligionRantSong: "Adonai" is a type 1 (RageAgainstTheHeavens); "Rapture" and "Talking to God" are both type 2 (religion as a pernicious influence). Various religions (''and'' atheists) get a bit of [[TakeThat poking at]] in "Flowers", along with just about everything else.
* TakeThat: "Flowers" delivers a string of these.