Hed PE
(Metal / crossover, USA)

Hed PE

Hed PE performs a style of music which they have referred to as “G-punk”. Hed PE’s music is a fusion of styles ranging from hip hop, reggae, and ska to hard rock, punk, and heavy metal. Jared Gomes’ vocal style ranges from melodic singing to rapping, screaming, and death growls. The band’s lyrics draw from a number of subjects, including social justice, the existence of extraterrestrial life, criticism of organized religion, the 9/11 Truth movement, cannabis use and sexual intercourse.

The band has disassociated itself from nu metal and rap rock, with former guitarist Jaxon stating that “I wouldn’t call our band nu metal” and Gomes noting that his vocal style is wider ranging than simply rapping. The band’s influences include Beastie Boys, Black Sabbath, Bob Marley, Led Zeppelin, Nine Inch Nails, Notorious B.I.G. and Rage Against the Machine.

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