Vampires Everywhere – Hellbound & Heartless – Review

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Hellbound & Heartless (Hollywood Waste Records)
release date: 6/19/2012
by Mike Delano

Proud owners of one of the worst band names in recent memory (and considering what brain farts you can find in any given issue of Alternative Press, that’s saying a lot!), L.A. metal act Vampires Everywhere! has some energy on their 2012 album, Hellbound & Heartless, but not much direction. There are heavy traces of nü metal and pop-tinged industrial metal here, but there are also elements of H.I.M. and Avenged Sevenfold, and it’s all mixed into a bubbling mess (complete with a dumb Nirvana cover). Do your best to make sense of it all on the aggressive opener “I Can’t Breathe.”