Thrash Hits

February 15th, 2012

Dear TRC, I think we need to have a little talk about our “relationship” in light of your video to ‘Temptation’

In the spirit of the “Dear John letter” concept, one of our writers just had to get something off his chest (following several minutes of dumbfoundedness) after watching the mesmeric new video from TRC. Warning: This post contains a TRC video.

Dear TRC,

I’m terribly sorry that I’ve had to do this through a letter. I couldn’t bear to make a scene in public. Also, I’m a physical coward and I think you might actually punch me in my wimpy, middle-class liberal face. I know we could never describe our “relationship” as being that a close one, but this afternoon I saw your promo video for ‘Temptation’, I thought it best we make a clean break of it before it develops any further.

I’m still unsure of myself as I write about this. In many ways, critiquing all that is awful about your new video would almost be the hardcore equivalent of writing a blog in 2012 based around the concept that “Limp Bizkit are shit! LOL!”, insofar that the thinking behind it is so played out as to be almost irrelevant. It seems ironically lazy of me to pass off the idea that your song sounds suspiciously similar to Bring Me The Horizon’s ‘Chelsea Smile’ (albeit given a Pwopah Nawty!!!!11!1 Dyer-Dyer-style spin) as one of my own, given how I pinched that opinion off Twitter. And while at first I was going to say “at least it’s better than that video for that other song where you a ex-member of the band called anyone who dislikes your band a faggot“, because ‘Temptation’ just seems to have replaced that casual throwaway homophobia of that little outing with the uncomfortable pub-talk-level misogyny I usually only have to deal with that one time a year when my shitting-mad great-uncle makes his annual Christmas visit. I guess we can take the fact that it’s not as bad as Emmure’s ‘Drug Dealer Friend’ as a positive spin on things, but when “not as shit as Emmure” is one of your points of reference, well….exactly.

So in that respect. I’m glad this is done and we’re going separate directions for good. I hope that one day you all find those special someones with whom you’re able to realise your dream of “The only thing / I’ve ever wanted / is to feel love / for someone worth it”. Anyway, I’m looking ahead and not looking back. Please don’t let it get you all upset inside – we’re just not compatible. “It’s not you; it’s me”, etc. Or perhaps it’s the other way around.

Regardless, I promise you’ll never have to hear from me again after this. I can’t speak for any of my colleagues here at Thrash Hits, but I can promise you that much from me.

Yours sincerely,
Hugh from Thrash Hits

(entirely inspired by/ripped off from www.DearJohn.com)

**AN UPDATE**

Hugh: After we published this article, Chris Robson from TRC got in touch with us via the Thrash Hits Facebook page, and gave the below explanation as to the unfortunate presence of a certain lyric in the old version of the band’s song, ‘Define Cocky’, which I linked to the corresponding video of in the above piece. You can check out the whole sordid Facebook thread here, but here’s the actual comment in question:

Chris Robson from TRC explains "the faggot thing" and now we look a bit more dickish than usual

I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t think this article would kick up a shitstorm when I was writing/publishing it, and I’d be full of shit if I tried to dodge taking responsibility for the consequences. And one of those consequences is me amending the article in light of the above comment – it’d be disingenuous for me to leave it as it was. I’m not suddenly going to pretend I’ve done a 180 and like ‘Temptation’ now, but neither would I be comfortable in leaving the piece as it was. And fair play to Chris for taking my shit-stirring for what it was, and choosing to see it on funny side.

(I’d also be lying if I didn’t also admit that hopefully this means he isn’t going to punch my head clean off my shoulders any time soon.)

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We had a tough decision choosing which of the screengrabs we took from the video to ‘Temptation’ to go with our blog – in the end we were spoiled for choice. So we figured we’d just put them all in a single, nice animated gif for you all. Enjoy!

TRC Temptation Loop Thrash Hits

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Comments

  • Josh

    I didn’t think you could make hardcore sound ‘chavvy’. But they’ve somehow succeeded.

    • MOG

      OMG CHAVS PLAYIN HARDCORE SO EMOTIONAL DIZ PLACE IZ ONLI 4 TRUE METALLERZ OMMMGGFGGGGGG

    • The year 2006

      “Chavvy”? 

      Hi, I want my word back please

    • Wow

      someone clearly hasn’t heard of rucktion

  • hairy_man1

    Jesus H Christ this is bad.

    • hairy_man1

       http://youtu.be/nuzE98uY8eM?t=2m15s

  • Grow up boys

    Thrash hits calling people out for ‘lazy journalism’ – now that is ironic.

    • Raz

      What does that even mean?

      • Grow up boys

        It means you are a bunch of lazy idiots who can’t write. The fact that I have to spell that out for you says it all.

      • Raz

        Yeah, but the ironic thing. Did I miss something? Who did Hugh call out for lazy journalism other than himself, ironically?

        Or are you just repeating the article… against him. You’re gonna need to spell it out properly!

  • HA!

    NAIL ON HEAD! 

  • Markyboy01

    I think the video is comparable to the actually song…

  • Markyboy01

    *the actual song

  • Element304

    Fuck you, you fucking pretentious cunt. Thrash hits? Thrash fucking hits? Who are the fuck are you to judge when no one knows who the fuck you are. Why don’t you piss off to your shitty little office with the NME scum and TRC will go on to become the biggest new metal band in Britain. LBU Forever

    • Breeeeesus Christ H. Macy

      If you like metal and you don’t know who Thrash Hits are, then you probably like “metal”

  • Los

    This video is made by the kids from the same council estate that appears in Attack The Block who actually stayed home and played FIFA. I almost can’t believe this exists. 

  • Los

    I would much prefer to hang around with these guys. 
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuRKRFjm-HA&feature=relmfu

  • No.

    I remember being shown the video for ‘Define Cocky’. It felt like watching American History X. But with more Nazis.

  • Robert Saunders

    Hiya. Shouldn’t it be an ex member instead of a ex member.

  • bob

    LBU you bunch of humourless nerds. 

  • lovescheese

    Hugh, doesn’t matter what anyone else on this thread says, your writing is priceless mate. I’d rather be reading this than some bullshit on the fence opinion or even worse, some paid up, advertising led inane brown nosing. Keep pushing it, more often than not you hit the mark and give the real world some hope that there are some writers left out there who have the bollocks to write their own opinions and stand by them. 

  • Torch

    who the fuck is bring me the horizon?

  • Doomrider

    jesus christ! this band are the musical equivalent of feline aids. Just beyond f**king awful.

    Sure ‘hardcore’ as a genre as evolved over the last 30 years or so. But sorry these tools aint even close to being hardcore. Chavcore, sure, but to put them within the same label as Black Flag, (early) Beastie Boys, Integrity, Eyehategod etc is a goddamn sacrilege! 

    We should get them in the same room as Arson Anthem or Unsane… see who comes out alive. My money aint on the tw@s in the polo shirts. 

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  • Blacknred

    I used to like this band, seen them in London over the years and it was always a good show. Amazing how a couple of videos, some festival slots, and a mediocre record deal makes people’s heads swell so bad they think its acceptable to call this and their wardrobe hardcore. Not that their dress sense should be an issue, but the bald geez looks like a fuckin chief.

  • FUDS

    Lol TRC fuckin rule.

  • AJ Tommy Guns

    Faggot! Lol….triggered.

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