This barely qualifies as ‘news’: the UFC has licensed more shitty nu-metal music for their shows. Soooo pretty much any hope you might have had that The Ultimate Fighter will drop the whole shitty aggro-teen angle in favor of something a bit more dramatic and post-pubescent has just gone down the toilet. Here’s the bio from “Hard 8”, who had 17 songs licensed:
Hailing from Las Vegas, Nevada. The city of beautiful strippers, taxicab confessions & where the dice never stop rollin. Hard Eight is throwin down an original style of music that can only be described as new school. Combining elements of rock, hardcore, alternative, metal, emo & even hip-hop. Hard Eight have tapped into a genre all their own. With catchy verses, huge sing-along choruses and massive breakdowns, Hard Eight has something for everybody.
And if you’re wondering, YES their music is just as bad as you’d expect it to be. It’s pretty much derivative shite, but don’t take my word for it, check it out for yourself. My favorites are “Alone”, which is all about how hard it is to cry and “Switch”, which sounds like 15 year olds trying to cover Korn without a bassist. And who could forget the default song on their site, “No Doubt”, which is exactly the same as 50,000 other existing nu-metal ballads except with way worse vocals.
The good news is this music will probably be cut and sliced and inserted into the background of UFC events and TUF episodes in such a way that we barely even notice it.