Members: J. Loren - vocals, Evan Johns - drums, Josh Ansley - bass, Paul Spatola - guitar
J. Loren - vocals
Evan Johns - drums
Josh Ansley - bass
Paul Spatola - guitar
If theres no education like adversity, then Hurt is the smartest band around. On the quartets second Capitol album, Vol. II, the sweat and sacrifice is palpable in the dozen potent tracks, which further the dramatic alt-metal meld forged on 2006s Vol. 1. Singer J. Loren goes so far to say that Hurts music has the power to save lives: I know thats not unfounded, because people have written to the band and told me that. And its saved his lifeIm compelled to do it. I have no other functionality in this life, he states unequivocally. His goals for the band are equally forthright: I want to invoke feeling. Period. If listeners feel good, if it compels them to tears If all you can think about is a song for five minutes at a time, Im happy to be that distraction. Ive wasted my whole life to be that.