Music / Hurt
Hurt is an Alternative Rock
band, formed in Virginia in 2000. The band produced two independent 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.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.)
- 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:
- Bondage Is Bad: "Cuffed" comes off this way; it's apparently criticizing loveless sex but the fact it's also bondage is telling.
- Breakup Song: "Losing", "So When," "How We End Up Alone", and others.
- B.S.O.D. Song: "Overdose." Loren's singing becomes increasingly loud, desperate and generally unhinged as the song progresses.
- Chronological Album Title: Vol. I and II.
- Crazy Jealous Guy: The narrator of "Got Jealous", unsurprisingly enough.
- Digital Piracy Is Evil: Mentioned in "Flowers," amusingly right alongside a Take That to their old record label.
- Destructive Romance: "Abuse of SID".
- Driven to Suicide: The narrator of "Well," although it fails (the gun isn't loaded.)
- Drugs Are Bad: "Loded".
- Eye Scream: Two separate comparisons to "a needle in the eye" on The Crux.
- False Rape Accusation: The woman in "Pandora" threatens the narrator with this if he doesn't Murder the Hypotenuse.
- Grief Song: "House Carpenter," "That (Such A Thing)", possibly "Alone With The Sea".
- Hidden Track: "Flowers" is attached at 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.
- Love Hurts
- Metal Scream: Infrequent, but it happens, the last couple minutes of "Overdose" in particular.
- Mohs Scale of Lyrical Hardness: Gets as high as an 8 (or 9 for suicide references) in some songs; rarely falls to 4 or below. They're named "Hurt" for a reason, folks.
- Mohs Scale of Rock and Metal Hardness: Ranges from 1 ("Assurance," "Aftermath") up to around a 7 ("Role Martyr X", "Ten Ton Brick").
- Murder Ballad: "Got Jealous," overlapping with Obsession Song.
- Murder the Hypotenuse: See above.
- Protest Song: "Wars." Who would have guessed from that title, right?
- Religion Rant Song: "Adonai" is a type 1 (Rage Against the Heavens); "Rapture" and "Talking to God" are both type 2 (religion as a pernicious influence). Various religions (and atheists) get a bit of poking at in "Flowers", along with just about everything else.
- Take That: "Flowers" delivers a string of these.