November 22nd, 2008 | music

If you’ve been as busy as I have over the last couple of days, you too will not have seen the video for Brokencyde’s "Freaxxx." Ariana just made me watch it. I will think of a suitable punishment for that later.

As she says, it really kicks off into lunacy around the 1.50 mark. But I would like you to watch the whole thing. Because it really is one of those "fall of Western culture" moments. It’s a near-perfect snapshot of everything that’s shit about this point in the culture.

It is, however, going to be one of those great Litmus tests. If you meet someone who likes this? Even if they profess to like it in an "ironic," knowing, media-aware kind of way? Then they’re a turd with a haircut.

148 Responses to “Brokencyde”

  1. I…


    I don’t really have the words for this. And the “facts about this video” that’s linked on the side is just justifying the low budget. They don’t even discuss the fact that the MUSIC is highly questionable too. I thought screamo had finally started dying off?

  2. I can’t believe that I watched this whole thing. I blame you, Warren, but deep down inside I know that I only have myself to blame for witnessing this testament to man’s inhumanity to man.

  3. That’s the worst thing I have ever seen. However, have some of this:

  4. what. the. fucking. fuck. warren.

    Promise us now you will never hurt us like this again.
    hate myself now for being the same species.


  5. Truely, they are the “Sam and Mark” for a new generation.


  6. Dick, I’d give that a 68. It’s got a good beat and you can dance to it, but the lyrics are totally fucked up and the video made me lose control of my bowels.

  7. I click through every time you post a “don’t click here” link to ModBlog, and I have never seen anything as awful as that.

    You live for creating that feeling, you bastard.

  8. This offends me in a lot of ways, amongst which the fact that it doesn’t contain any shred of originality at all comes pretty high.
    That, and their failed attempts at clothes and haircuts.

  9. i hates you

  10. It’s midnight, I’m listening to the sound of deadlines zooming by me, working like a motherfucker, home alone and now also crying thanks to this video. Thanks a lot!

  11. I actually had to listen to “Smells Like Teen Spirit” twice in a row after that, just to purge myself. Yes, I have used Kurt Cobain’s voice to restore mental balance.

  12. The Spartans used to leave the malformed, brain damaged, or generally useless babies on a hilltop to be eaten by wolves. I now think this is a cracking good idea. Thanks, Warren.

  13. The true value of the internet: Archeologists will not be able to see any of this. Praise the senile gods!

  14. We really are going to fail, aren’t we? This video… I’m honestly incredibly scared now. Before the video, I thought America could weather the storm and remain, if not a superpower, at least a good place to live. But now… God, now I’m not so sure anymore.

    Jesus, I need a drink.

  15. What kind of perverse self-loathing is it that motivated me to read the YouTube comments on that video?

    ‘i kinda like when sevin chokes “jamie lynn spears”

    its kinda maybe sorta sexy.’


  16. Fuck. Just when I didn’t think Warren Ellis could hurt me.

  17. I think we have finally run aground on the pestilent island that is “the Milli Vanilli of their Generation”…

  18. Since the government will be closing Gitmo, I propose we use it to store the world’s cultural wastes. Every country has some despicable variation of these two screaming anus’. And with youtube it shouldn’t be too hard to track them all down.

  19. Are… are we sure they’re not some elaborate spoof band? I mean… there’s a dancing pig. In the video. A real band would not do that. Right? It’s a very detailed parody. I need to believe this, or I have no reason to continue living.

  20. Eiffel 65 meets Linkin Park at Kanye’s house.

  21. “It’s a near-perfect snapshot of everything that’s shit about this point in the culture.”
    Spot-fucking-on. Bad hair, bad dancing, bad video, bad lyrics, bad idea. That nauseating, artificially modulated vocal made me want to find the producer, lock him in an un-emptied portable toilet after a three day rock festival, then kick it down several flights of stairs.

    Reminds me of a Bill Hicks quote
    “Someone actually asked me once ‘who’s your favourite New Kid?’ [(on the block]
    The first one that DIES”

  22. I’m with Christine. Was their a joke there? Or was that for real?

  23. I give that video five stars.

    As in, that’s what I’d like to see a ninja throwing into the cranium of everyone in that video.

    These people must not breed. Surely there must be something we can do?

  24. You talk of fall of Western culture like it’s a bad thing. It’s not. Embrace it. Immanentize the eschaton.

  25. Just remember : There is no ground floor in hell.
    There will be more, and it will be worse.

  26. Well, I for one welcome our new… screamo asian fatboy.. whatever the fuck they are, and implore you all to… get freaky now.

    You assholes.

  27. Disney need to start working on High school massacre.

  28. I think this provides a very strong argument for abortion.

    And homicidal tendencies.

  29. Shit, once upon a time, eurotrance destroyed every hope of a large electronic music scene working again. Apparently music creator programs has fucked us even more.
    This is like the dude in Peep show getting released.
    Come on, fading out and then just starting again with a drumroll!
    I mean if youve bothered a little its not like theres more effective ways to steal a cliched breakdown. Theyre not even fucking trying! I bet all the beats are presets. Just using the first fucking ideas (stealing from horribly limited sources) to make this horrible crap.

    I am now going to hide under my desk with Orblivion on until things get better.

  30. You can not make me watch that whole thing, you EVIL bastard. 2 minutes and 32 seconds was enough. I must now go gouge my eyes out, and stick ice picks into my ears.
    Thank you.

  31. Christ on a fucking bike that was astoundingly awful. I’d rather read through the ‘I did not need to see that’ thread (again) than make my ears and eyes bleed over these fuckers. And what’s with the puke-scream down the ears? Sterilise the bleeding lot. Cheers Warren, you are indeed a very bad man :)

  32. I have no words.
    I only have no words because my brain has leaked out my ears and I have vomited from my eye sockets.
    Oh, fuck, Ellis. You really hate us, don’t you?

  33. Warren, you doomed fool, keep on making comments like that on your page: now you are mentioned in the BrokeNCYDE wikipedia entry!

  34. This made me miss the photos of genital mutilation you post here…

  35. That guy in the pigsuit?


    Seriously, this is indeed apocalyptic, in the parlance of our time. Maybe it’s the aspartame after all, I don’t know. Recommend listening to Primus Pudding Time a couple of times right after this…

  36. […] menos melódica e mais screamo como eletro farofa, chegou a nosso conhecimento graças a um post no blog do “escritor e blogueiro” Warren Ellis, que descreveu o clipe como “um sinal do fim da civilização ocidental” como se isso […]

  37. And what ‘ haircut ‘, at that ….

  38. Emo is a true, fucking soulless future, eh ?
    I will need to mangle some few buncha fuckers, like how the Mexicans do it. God bless them.

  39. i dunno, i kinda liked it.

  40. that was just bloody fucking uncalled for, I mean seriously. Thats just…..guh

  41. You’re old.

  42. Yes it sounds awful, but frankly, we deserve it.
    Can we really blame them for mixing music together?


    Time to adapt or die.

  43. Every instant of that video was worse than the one before it.

    I would rather have my eyes held open with metal tongs and be forced to watch a slideshow of all the most disgusting internet pictures while having burning metal rods shoved into my ears than watch that video again.

  44. I hate you.

  45. Those damn kids and their damn music…

  46. Spot on with the Litmus test comment. I just want to take the bottle from his hand, break it over his head and cut the other one’s throat.

  47. This is so awful that I have to show it to everyone I know. The only way to make it hurt less is to make everyone else hurt more.

  48. I think that make me bleed from the anus.
    what is that anyway? rape-hop?

  49. So, in the late 90’s we had rap-metal. Now in the late 00’s we have crunk-punk. Somebody fucking kill me now.

  50. Sure thing, I’ll lend you a gun over the intertubes so you can do it yourself as long as I get it back so I can use it myself. At least the jailbait was kinda cute (or am I wrong to be thinking that^^)

  51. […] Via Warren Ellis’ sick mind. […]

  52. well. that was horrific. in every way possible.

  53. Amazing, truly amazing.

    This goes to show we are long overdue for an epic scaled natural catastrophe. Plague? Fire? Anything.

  54. I am pretty sure some mythological creature just lost its wings because of that video.

  55. Dear warren ellis,

    As a man who myself is rapidly screaming towards the irrelevance of old age, I am wondering if you could do all of us fellas a favor and comment on what it feels like to codify in a single post the transition from vaguely aware, vaguely connected pervert with a flickr account into one of those painful caricatures of one who has lived past the shelf-date of his demimonde? You know what I mean– the oldest person in the room at a punk show is the best example– but I think, by virtue of this post, you may have inadvertantly birthed a variation on a classic.

    So, thoughts please.



  56. Funniest part of their wiki entry is the part where the band is referred to as a ‘brainchild’.

  57. As a twenty-something, I am even having trouble understanding this crap. It is like post-irony mixed with the vapidity of club culture and shat out someone’s mouth. It makes me want to get a cane and thrash, thrash like a nineteenth century southern gentleman.

  58. I will arrange for hairy men to shit on the brain stem of anyone who likes that godawful piece of rectal prolapse.

  59. this is a joke, right?

    so this is what culture has become. between this and family guy’s “recycled culture” “humor”, our planet is doomed.

  60. I can’t believe they actually went over three minutes with that? It was redundantly annoying after a minute. Once again reinforces my belief that white people can’t rap. “if you want me baby feel me in, cause I don’t waste my time with lesbians”

  61. I am not a violent man. In fact, I was educated in Quaker schools for most of my childhood and spend my summers volunteering with an international peace program. That said, I can’t ever recall wanting to hit a musician in the face quite so much as I do now. Could we start a collection to have these three jokers dropped into a cage fight with Gina Carrano? I would gladly pay one hundred of the Earth dollars for a ringside seat. Gina “Crush” Carrano vs. the Mindless Ones.

  62. I had just finished playing a bunch of Silent Hill before viewing this video. I am no longer certain if I ever stopped playing the game.

    I have to say this may be the funniest video I have seen in a very long time. I actually had to pause it a few times because I was laughing so hard, especially at the part where they are screeching “LIAR!” into those poor women’s ears. This is either a work of unparalleled evil genius, or an accident on the level of someone accidentally reading the entire necronomicon out loud while crouched naked over an ocean of virgin blood and tears.

  63. Why would someone do that to music?. There’s this shitty da-da-da tune in commercials wich is actually soulful compared to this.
    Don’t try to rationalise it, that wasn’t the culture’s fault… it was probably deafness and bad parenting.
    Let me post the cure, or at least one posible cure
    You’re welcome

  64. That was…


    there are no words…

    so wrong.

  65. I’m fascinated by their decision to combine dance music with death-metal growling.

    Two great tastes which do not go great together.

  66. Iron Maiden will crush their skulls.
    Rule Britannia.

  67. Drew,
    SHUT UP.

  68. I made it through 30 seconds. Anyone who lasted longer, I salute you. Proof of the death of Western civilization: on MySpace, “brokeNCYDE!!! has 148842 friends.”

  69. This is why america isn’t allowed into eurovision.

    On the other hand is this genuinely worse than the black and white minstrel show?

  70. meh…I’ve seen worse.
    (seldom heard worse, though)

  71. Hot Chicks with Douchebags: The Video.

  72. Wheres I put my mindbleach to wash this away…!!

  73. I FUCKING LOVE BROKENCYDE :D I love how they’re so psycopatically distanced from the rest of the human race. They’re the worst of two worlds; the sexism of hip-hop and the wineyness of emo and that’s why I LOVE them! You’ll have to look a long time tom find music that’s more agressive, innovative and fun!

  74. Not for the first time today, I’m wishing I was gay.

  75. …wait, Fred. First of all, I should think that the title EUROvision would be a clue as to why the US doesn’t participate. Secondly, you do realize that you are using Eurovision in the *defense* of Western civilization, right? I mean, that’s practically a sign of the apocalypse itself.

  76. Ew. Mayor muthefuckin EEEEW!

    But, you know, we as a society really brought this on ourselves with our slacky attitudes.

    I refuse to belive that anybody that shares my number of chromosomes actually ENYOYS this kind of stuff, and that includes the creators themselves. So I conclude that this must be “Music To Annoy Your Parents” anno 2008.

    This is what you get when teenagers try to rebell against a dad who is pro weed or a mum that blew Ozzy backstage before he was even famous. Yeah, I blame the parents for not beeing hypocrites. You´ve doomed us all!

  77. I wonder how long it took them to write that song.

  78. Ive never wanted anyone to have cancer before.
    but there is a first time for everything

  79. It will take me several painful seconds to forget I ever experienced that… pure shit, but utterly ephemeral.

  80. It is horrible, but still… I like the clap sound. I want it. I want to rescue that nice round clap from it’s broken, abusive, “freaky” home and put it into a foster-song that will raise it from now on. I am going to get in touch with sound protective services. One day, that clap will grow up to be a doctor, mark my words.

  81. What? WHAT WAS THAT? When you can’t tell the difference between reality and an SNL digital short, it’s time to pack it in.

  82. Man.

    Why’d I have to take the Kalishnikov to the gunsmith this weekend of all weekends.

  83. Fuck you for posting this. This ruined my night.

  84. side effects may include, but are not limited to:
    -apocalyptic visions
    I believe the twisted fuckers responsible for this piece may actually deserve some respect – assuming their goal was to induce fear, discomfort and/or nausea in the listeners. (also, this might be a social experiment, conducted for reasons I can only imagine)
    Still, one is more than enough and if their mind-wombs birthed more “music” similar to this, then they deserve nothing more than to die wallowing in their own filth and possibly sodomized by an elephant junkie.

  85. I’d be more impressed if their parents had RECENTLY blown Ozzy’s chicken, not that it would justify that hideously squamous thing there, but it would explain it some what.
    Israel has in fact won Eurovision in the past, so I’ve been assuming that “eurovision” is a bad arabic translation from the necronomicon, presumably the bit that elaborates upon the arkane rites of friday karaoke night on Yuggoth. “Eurovision”, as any scholar of semitic langauges would attest, is arabic for “Terry Wogan sing song horror” and not a reference to the continent of eurasia or the quasi-national area of europe as some people foolishly assume.

  86. Let’s go live in caves again and let’s get fuckin’ freaky.

    It’s very primitive I guess. They just wanna get off on their manly hormones and became total morans.

    Let us pray the lord will interfere ;)

  87. I agree, I’ll be locked in my office, under my desk, rocking back and forth, listening to Orblivion until things get better, or I hear the bombs.

  88. Oh, these subprimates are just from Albuquerque, NM. I’ve been there, and nothing from there is worth piss or squat. Just a bunch of idiots from the desert. Fail.

  89. Every person involved in the production of this video should be sterilized.

  90. Even from a masturbatory stimulation viewpoint, this piece of dreck made me want to flee to the nearest monastery.

    All right, Ariana, I want a refund of the four minutes of my life wasted watching this piece of video toxic waste.

  91. Sweet Jesus, I think that might be the worst thing I have ever heard. I’ve gone through half my record collection and the stench of that thing just will not come off. I want to beat the people responsible for writing to this to death with their own Auto-Tune console.

    Never thought I’d say this, but please, PLEASE go back to body-mod “Don’t click this” posts. ASAP.

  92. God, where’s a net and trident when you need them most?

  93. I now hold my ear drums in the palm of my hand… I’ll die happy knowing I’ll never be able to hear that again.

  94. what the balls? scr-emo tech-hop?
    all of the people involved in the making of this video should be torn apart by dogs, the dogs shot and incinerated, and their ashes fired into the sun on a rocket that says WARNING: CONTAINS ASHES OF SHIT EATING DOGS

    when cthulhu comes, it will be less frightening.

  95. Ow, Warren. Once again, I open my mind to you. And you shat in it. Again. Someday, I will learn. Maybe. Hasn’t happened yet.

  96. Almost as good as delicious German 90’s trash:

    Sincerely, another Ariana

  97. Ah I knew someone else must have covered this already. I’m so glad this exists…

  98. I hope these idiots lost money actually putting together this testament to the socailly functioning mentally retarded

  99. Indeed. Total shyte. They are, in all seriousness, mixing a Vocoder with Screamo. Plus, they switch between suburban white kid ‘gangsta’ with lots of neon pink. These are some confused motherfuckers.

    I recommend listening to some Deltron 3030 afterward in order to possibly wash the stain of this song from your memory. ‘3030’ is a good song with which to start.

  100. Does someone want to hazard a guess toward the combined number of brain cells we lost watching that abomination?

  101. Holy shit. This band is the background on my 14 year old brother’s computer. I’m staging an intervention.

  102. people on the Internet are so quick to listen to us and hate what they hear and see. Freaxxx is a song that was put together for FREE! Also people don’t understand that brokencyde is 4 poor ass motherfuckers tryin to make music and have fun. Is that wrong??? And it’s said they we are “unoriginal” well to be exact we’ve been creating music for years as seperate musicians for years. Our different influences were key in creating a sound that I have never heard before. we started our band to make funny cool music that people could dance to. Emo fucks wouldn’t understand having a good time. Thank you for the publicity =)

    PHATJ FROM BROKENCYDE <————————————————————————————–

  103. Quote phatJ of brokencyde:

    “people on the Internet are so quick to listen to us and hate what they hear and see. Freaxxx is a song that was put together for FREE! Also people don’t understand that brokencyde is 4 poor ass motherfuckers tryin to make music and have fun. Is that wrong??? And it’s said they we are “unoriginal” well to be exact we’ve been creating music for years as seperate musicians for years. Our different influences were key in creating a sound that I have never heard before. we started our band to make funny cool music that people could dance to. Emo fucks wouldn’t understand having a good time. Thank you for the publicity =)”

    Where do I begin?

    First off, congratulations for at least making a video — which is more than I can say for myself. But the kudos end there. Digitized voices, unnecessary screaming, unoriginal lyrics, etc. all point to the demise of modern music. God help us all.

  104. LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR. what a fucking disgrace

  105. G’ack. I’ll put it simply, I’m 17 and I’m ashamed to be in an age range comparable to the mindless fucks who would actually like stuff like this. This, as Warren said, epitomizes the mass incompetence, and future downfall of today’s teen generation. And I agree. A lot of these people should not be allowed to reproduce. It’d probably only lead to broken children under parents who don’t really care.
    To the few (and far between) youths of today who aren’t completely fucked up, mindless scene-following sheep, I tip my hat to you, and express my regret at being associated with the fuckery of our generation.

  106. this is the worst thing that i have ever heard. makes me want to go to church. i’m an athiest and all, but i’d like to be surrounded by people that believe in christ just till i forget that i saw this.

  107. ooh ooh look at me I have an unique opinion, just like everyone else, I’m special, hello warren ellis! Hi mom! The only thing worse than that song is the debate on it, go write a song yourself, or a book or draw a picture do something better with your time than whine or express your mastabatory outrage on an internet forum.

  108. “people on the Internet are so quick to listen to us and hate what they hear and see.”


    Uhhh… Maybe cause it SUCKS and has absolutely no class, substance, or lasting value? Sure, you’ve gotten some points for originality, but I think as a whole you’re hated. At least from the bulletins I’ve seen on MySpace, 4chan, etc… Yeah, enjoy your publicity while it lasts, but don’t forget that 4chan is what the media refers to as an underground terrorist group of “hackers on steroids”… Have fun with that.

  109. Oh man, I’m a huge Warren Ellis fan and I stumbled upon this blog/post after Googling “Brokencyde” after hearing this abortion of a song recently. Win/Lose?

  110. Brokencyde is going to be the punch line of jokes about shitty music for the next 1,000 years.

  111. After I saw this, I loaded it up, got all my friends inside and locked the door.
    It inflicted pure terror and anguish. Perhaps they should use this as a new weapon for fighting terrorists? Just play it over and over, and they’ll all kill themselves. Or maybe their heads would explode.
    I am now going to track down each person I hate individually and make them watching this on repeat for a whole week. With their eyes clamped open, A Clockwork Orange style.

    PS: What the fuck is with the hair?

  112. That shit was hilarious.

  113. i actually prefer listening to the good guys television commercial to this.

  114. […] legions of fans aren’t enough to protect them from author Warren Ellis. In his blog, Ellis called the band “a near-perfect snapshot of everything that’s shit about this point in the culture” […]

  115. Original? Ahaha, you’re killing me.
    The whole Screamo/Crunk shit has been around for ages, and it’s always equally as annoying. I find it hard to believe that anyone could enjoy this trash, and that it isn’t actually listened to for the sake of “irony” or what-have-you. Even then, wow. Fucking wow.

    Go listen to some good Screamo like Raein, Circle Takes the Square, Heroin, Angel Hair, Suis La Lune and Anomie among others, then proceed to get the fuck off the planet, your collective mothers should have swallowed you all.

  116. […] Bra comments Jag håller helt och hållet med. Alla som lyssnar på detta band borde stoppas från att någonsin skaffa barn. Och helst hängas omedelbart. […]

  117. out of all the mythical, blood sucking creatures out there, the Chupacabra is almost certainly the sneakiest

  118. hey guys[!][!][!]
    i am from GREECE and i am <> for BR0KENCYDE[!]

    I fucking love them<333
    I like all their songs[!]
    I want (one day)come t GREECE for a concert :P
    (sorry for my bad english):$:$:$

  119. i cant believe how pathetic some of you people are.
    leaving comments, slagging off this “band” like they’re going to read them.
    further up i read a comment about using DSL to make this song. Well you would have problems as DSL is used to connect to the internet on a broadband connection.
    i actually think this songs alright.
    much better than complete shite such as pendulum, if you think brokencyde are untalented please listen to them.
    and the screamer is actually pretty decent, from listening to their live music.
    its the lead vocalist thats a pile of wank.

  120. So why the hate? Nice white boys park mom’s Rover and dad’s bimmer out front of the McMansion and act all cool for their freinds with video gear and (unlike the young republican above)get laid.
    Been going on one way or another for a very long time.
    If they also had talent or taste or creative intelligence it might be more meaningfull.

  121. Alright. Apparently all that hve wrote comments are slaves to the bandwagon. There’s one band that have the balls to write and sing what they want without being judged and you cut them up like tomorrow’s pot roast. C’mon, seriously. These guys took what they have and made a career out of it. At least they’re having fun working (compared to a lot of mindless zombies these days), plus they made some good music to boot. If you don’t like it, forget it and move on. Not everything revolves around you and your taste. Get used ot the fact that there are a lot of poeple that like stuff like this.

  122. […] Ellis a klipphez azt a kommentárt f?zte a blogján, hogy “it really is one of those “fall of Western culture” moments. It’s a […]

  123. The hands. I can’t get the hands out of my mind.

  124. The only redeeming factor coming from this atrocity is that somebody’s going to use it to torture POW’s…you know, play it non-stop on an IMAX-sized screen with the stereo system set to eardrum-shattering levels, while the POW remains tied up, right in front of the screen, with his eyelids cut off…or something like that.

    Fall of western civilization my ass, we just happen to have stumbled upon a group of military geniuses who have concocted the world’s deadliest torture device. It’s absolutely fucking astounding.

  125. Stupid Suburban Kids with big allowences. The label that is pushing this shit has completly sold out.
    Shadowsville Productions use to be who all the Internet MCs would jack from. Now they are producing this shit?
    Punk music has hit an all time low. Yeah I called it Punk music.
    Warp tour baby.

  126. I know this thread is probably dead as dogshit, but I needed to write that this video is seriously funny. Like jokes about the holocaust, whistling past the graveyard of early 21st century western culture. “Bitches get stitches?”

    This is evil genius on a very basic level. They’ve created a joke that almost no one will get, and the people that think they do (perhaps including myself), got wrong. Thank you, you sick fucks.

  127. I don’t see why everyone hates this band. I think they’re fucking hilarious. XD

  128. @Henk- actually, some folks in Berkeley run an internet archive that is periodically archiving the entire interweb. Sadly, that archive is now the largest depository of human culture ever, in history. And most of it is on par with Brokencyde.

  129. Dead thread, perhaps (Yeah, I’m playing the Thread Necromancer card) but I simply cannot understand why anyone in their right mind would consider creating ‘music’ like this piece of utter filth a valid use of their time.

    I’m in a band, and we create challenging and forward-thinking music in a small town with little hope of success… I think our chances of getting anywhere are at an absolute zero if this is the ‘next big thing’ (if there is a God, please don’t subject us to this).

    Quoting the laughably-monikered ‘PhatJ’ who is apparently a member of this troupe of piss-artists – “people on the Internet are so quick to listen to us and hate what they hear and see.”

    Yeah, you got that right; we are ‘so quick’ to hate what we hear and see. Ya know why? It’s utterly meaningless dross, devoid of anything positive or worthwile. I’ve seen dog turds by the side of the road more valuable to society.

    Sure, we’re ‘hating’ on you. That’s because you’ve just set the bar even lower than it was before. I hope Satan’s black worm jism is eating away at your stomach lining right now, and you are remembered in history as one of the most heinous crimes against music ever to have existed. Utter bilge like your ‘songs’ is what is making the youth of today into the mindless, consumerist morons that they are, and you should be damned ashamed.

    /rant over… sorry folks. :P

  130. I personally like it. I’m a fan of brokeNCYDE.

    “Utter bilge like your ’songs’ is what is making the youth of today into the mindless, consumerist morons that they are”

    not all of the youth are mindless, consumerist morons.
    to be fair, everyone has different tastes, i can see why people dont like this music.
    & for your information, this is not punk. this is screamo-pop.

    atleast accept the fact that some people listen to this. you may all think its total shit. but have some respect for other peoples opinions. its not just yours that matter.

    peace (:

  131. Sorry to revive a fairly old thread, but I had to get this off my chest.

    A “band” devoid of talent somehow, through a “scene” made up entirely of whiny middle-class wankers with crap hair-cuts, make a living by bastardising several genres of music. Nothing new there really. It seems “scenes” full of horrible wankers making horrible crap popular is the norm these days.

    But then, band member PhatJ tries to defend the abomination he helped shit into existence by saying all the douchebags involved have been musicians for years and this is the culmination of their individual styles and abilities. That’s kinda new.

    Do they expect people to respect them as musicians because they looped some preset beats, wrote some awful generic lyrics, modulated their crappy voices and then pranced around in a crappy video like a bunch of retarded monkeys? Fuck you BrokeNCYDE. Anyone can make music one way or another, but it’s especially easy to make shitty music. And you have created some very shitty music indeed. You may have even reached the very pinnacle of shitty music. In this day and age, that is quite a remarkable feat. So remarkable in fact that I, for one, think your efforts should be acknowledged.

    That is why I propose we create the Warren Ellis Golden Nugget Award and give it to BrokeNCYDE to recognise their tireless effort at being completely, fucking, shit. Congratulations BrokeNCYDE, you cock-smoking pussies. May Satan use your souls as suppositories.

  132. It’s either a really good piss take, or a shitter than shit serious band. I still can’t decide which.

  133. […] Warren Ellis so perfectly put it, “It’s a near-perfect snapshot of everything that’s shit about this […]

  134. After seeing that…I mean…geez…just let society crumble.


  136. You aint hard you bitch so shut the fuck up! Only reason you like them is the fact you noticed their hair and heard a scream. Go enjoy your shit concert with your turd friends fucking moron and suck a scene kids dick while your at it! Stop acting “crunk” you fucking fool! You aint shit just like the 20,000 and so fags out there!

  137. (shiver) I have friends who…LIKE this…this…this musical abortion. I’ve never been more ashamed at my generation

  138. 6000 people bought their record. Granted, that’s 6000 people that will be left on the surface when the bombs start falling and we shuffle into the caves, but that’s also the population of Bumfuck, Arkansas so who cares.
    They are irrelevant, annoying and hopelessly uncomfortable around women (do you see them in that video, it looks like they want to run away screamo-ing)

  139. Can I have my view back… There should have been a warning this was crap.

  140. […] It’s a near-perfect snapshot of everything that’s shit about this point in the culture. – Warren Ellis […]

  141. I stumbled to this thread because there was a link in Wikipedia.

    Oh my god. I have had to sit through many, many, horrible bands, but this is absolutely the worst. If I never listen to anything even remotely related to this band again, I will die a happy man. As a matter of fact, I hope I die young, that way I will have less chances of accidentally hearing this song or band ever again.

  142. Warren. I dunno if you read all these comments, mate, but from a long-term fan of Transmet and Planetary who actually bought all the collections of each, I entreat you:
    My sister likes this band. I’ve yet to work out the courage to sit her down and patiently ask her what, exactly, she finds remotely redeemable about them. I think she’s going to one of their shows. I… I don’t… I just don’t understand anymore.
    For the love of God help.

  143. From Lord Screamo Von Douchington to Frostee McTip and on, Brokencyde are are a fantastical cavalcade of culture-confused, suburban mediocrity. Just when you thought hipsterdom had eaten and shat out everything that was once cool or strange or remotely original, the scene eating monster has re-emerged from its pit of kenny loggins records and skinny ties to regurgitate this mash-up of stuff that was only marginally relevant when it actually happened.
    Further, I can’t even tell when these kinds of cock noses are being ironic anymore. Man… Why can’t kids just actually be greasers or crunkmonsters or metalheads, rather than just pretending from a safe, inoculated, ironic distance. Or, fuck me, maybe we could actually do something new? Nah… Fuck it… I am probably giving too much away assuming that a guy who calls himself se7en even put any thought whatsoever into his “art”. So cue up some more garage band preset beats and have a good ol Lil John LARp til sunup. Douch On!

  144. This band just embodies why my generation is shit. Fuck fluro, fuck screamo, fuck emo. At least I look like I’ve just been beaten up at a Nirvana concert.

  145. Brokencyde is the Christian Weston Chandler of music.

    They are that bad.

    Congratulations, Brokencyde.

    And you wonder why people don’t take us teenagers seriously.

  146. I blame Fred Durst.

    and maybe Jonathan Davis.

  147. I don’t see how Fred Durst has anything to do with this…

  148. First heard that song on a “you rage you lose” thread on 4chan… This really does suck… I mean, it is kind of funny how idiotic it is, but it’s a bit sad at the same time that it’s gotten to this… Whatever happened to real music? Like Led Zeppelin, can never mention them enough when I hear horrendous shit like this. And they actually have FANS… Haha. And they’re bitching on here, saying other people have opinions different than the majority of those posted here “hating” on Brokencyde… Just like you have a right to your shitty ass opinion, we have right to ours… What the fuck is this faggotry?