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Maximum the Hormone is a Japanese band which derives influence from PunkRock, {{Funk}}, [[RockAndRoll Rock]], Pop, [[Music/HeavyMetal Metal]], {{Anime}}, {{Manga}} and Japanese popular culture with lashings of [[AllMenArePerverts sex]].

They are not a "comedy" band, but many of their songs, like "Bikini Sports Ponchin", "Chu Chu Lovely Muni Muni Mura Mura Purin Purin Boron Nurururerorero" and "Houchou Hasami (Cutter Knife Dosu Kiri)" have [[CrossesTheLineTwice pretty damn funny lyrics]] when contrasted with the upbeat tunes of the songs.

The band are probably best known for their songs [[ExpositoryThemeTune "What's Up People?" and "Zetsubou Billy"]], which are the second opening and closing themes of the ''Manga/DeathNote'' anime, and are generally harder edged and less hilariously perverted than most of their songs ("A kindergartener is fine, too."). It's worth noting that they're also pretty successful in their home country, their latest album being in the top 20 best selling albums of 2013 in Japan. Not bad for a metal band.

Music/FaithNoMore, Music/{{Incubus}}, Music/SystemOfADown and the early work of Music/RedHotChiliPeppers are comparable.

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!! Their music contains examples of

* AvantGardeMetal: Mash-up genres with impunity.
* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: Somewhat inverted: the lyric "Stop, stop Winny upload" refers to the old p2p service Winny (comparable to Napster), but when asked in an interview about using such an old reference, the lead singer mentioned that he wanted to have a catchy “STOP” phrase where other stuff like “STOP NUKES” could be replaced. Knowing their self-referential humor and love of playing with expectations...
* DissonantSerenity
* ExpositoryThemeTune: "What's Up People" and "Zetsubou Billy" are this to ''Manga/DeathNote''.
* FilkSong: ''F''. Its about ''Manga/DragonBall'''s Freeza.
** Done in a weird way with the song "Unbelievable! (Suwomintsu Hokereiro Mifueho)" off of ''Yoshu Fukushu''. The lyrics are about old school video gaming back in the Famicom days (mentioning how back then most gamers had to rely on passwords instead of saving), and the second half of the song name is a password from ''Konami VideoGame/WaiWaiWorld''.
* FunkMetal: Driving slap-bass taken UpToEleven just sounds like {{Funk}}, especially in the hands of their bassist.
* GratuitousEnglish: "Koi No Mega Lover" - just from the title you can hear this making its insidious presence felt.
** Their name itself [[IntentionalEngrishForFunny doesn't make grammatical sense either]], does it?
* HardcorePunk: Had their roots in this.
* IndecipherableLyrics
* JapaneseDelinquents: Mentioned in "Chu 2 The Beam" ("8th Grader Beam" in English). Mentions how grade schooler punks are known to hang around the mini amusement park areas on the rooftops of stores that are somewhat common in Japan.
* LastNoteNightmare[=/=]BigRockEnding: "What's Up, People?"
* LyricalDissonance: "Chu Chu Lovely Muni Muni Mura Mura Purin Purin Boron Nurururerorero".
** "My Girl" from the ''Greatest The Hits'' EP is a (mostly) upbeat Nu-metal track (with shades of 80s glam rock/metal). If you didn't know Japanese, you'd be forgiven for thinking it was a light-hearted song about a relationship. [[spoiler: It's actually incredibly dirty and about how much they love pussy.]]
* MetalScream: Daisuke provides some very impressively ranged harsh vocals. Luckily for him, Ryo [[VocalTagTeam takes charge of the clean vocals]], so his larynx probably isn't ''completely'' stripped out.
* MindScrew: Most of their music videos really.
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Ranges from 6 to 10, but they can go as low as 2 to as high as 11. [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly It's impossible to tell, though]]
** MohsScaleOfLyricalHardness: They're all over the scale...
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: They combine and cross genres more-or-less when they feel like it. Few other J-rock bands have achieved the same level of GenreBusting, the notable examples being Music/DirEnGrey and Music/MeltBanana.
* NuMetal: Cite Music/{{Korn}} as an influence and mix clean, [[HarshVocals harsh]] and rapped vocals. Not your typical NuMetal band, though, it's safe to say.
* VisualKei: Invoked in the video for "Zetsubou Billy", which depicts a StylisticSuck Visual band, among other StylisticSuck takes on other music subcultures.
* VulgarHumor: Pretty much their schtick most of the time. For example, on would think their album [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kusoban Kusoban]][[note]]Literally "Shit Number"[[/note]] and the first song on the list "Koi no Sweet Kuso Meriken" [[note]]"Sweet Yankee Feces of Love"[[/note]] would be a red flag for this.
* XMeetsY: Music/SystemOfADown meets UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}.

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