Hollywood Undead’s latest, New Empire, Vol. 1 also serves as a new beginning for the rap rockers. Written to revamp and build on their existing sound, the new album finds the guys crafting anthemic, fist-in-the-air bangers. It’s loud, it’s rowdy, and it’s catchy as hell. Along for the ride this time are fellow travelers Benji Madden of Good Charlotte and Kellin Quinn of Sleeping with Sirens. Hollywood Undead display some surprising pop sensibilities on this one, effortlessly creating ear worms with a rough and rowdy edge. Meant to be played loud.