Elephant 12

Elephant 12 EP

Written by: PP on 15/12/2011 02:00:57

So is it like the resurgence of funk rock or something? The self-titled EP by England's Elephant 12 is another record in a string of releases we've received in the last few months revisiting a genre which, for all intents and purposes, has been dead for at least a decade if not longer. Taking cues from "S.C.I.E.N.C.E" era Incubus, N.E.R.D, and hip-hop, Elephant 12 produce what is quite possibly the most un-trendy record I've heard all year alongside from the Limp Bizkit debacle in June.

So essentially what we have here are four tracks where hip hop meets alt metal (think koRn and Hybrid Theory, the pre-Linkin Park band), dance beats, and, regrettably, even dub-step. Yes, even the most horrific of new trends makes its wobbly transformers-having-sex sounds during "Ready To Go", which alone is enough reason to bin this record. But then the stupid rap-rock meets hip hop song "Diet Coke" arrives, to use a metaphor as tired as the sound of the song, as the icing on top of a rotten cake you baked for your worst enemies. What exactly Elephant 12 want to accomplish with a record that's part hip hop, part nu-metal, part funk rock, and part electronic music is beyond me.

3

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For the fans of: "S.C.I.E.N.C.E" by Incubus, N.E.R.D, koRn's dubstep adventures
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Release date 19.09.2011
I Blame The Parents Records

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