Death Rap

Written by: PP on 26/11/2007 04:36:16

Necro has to be one of the biggest deception (read: marketing) tactics used by a record label of all time. No, I'm not talking about Tom DeLonge of Angels & Airwaves hyping up their album as one of the best albums of the last decade, or about Victory Records calling their newest release one of the records of the year. The artist in question is the self-proclaimed 'death rapper' Necro, who reportedly mixes gore grind and gangsta rap together in a never before heard sound (anyone remember nu-metal?).

Truth be told, I was contemplating for a long, long time whether or not "Death Rap" should even be reviewed on this site. After all, this is a site focusing solely on covering rock, metal, punk and the appropriate subgenres (i.e. not forgetting indie rock etc). As this is essentially my site, that's also the kind of stuff I listen to. I don't listen to hip hop, rap, R & B or any of that commercial crap that, in my personal opinion, has nothing to do with real music and talent. And essentially, Necro's 'music' is nothing more than rap fitted with lyrical content typical for a death/grind metal band. There's no grinding guitar and no double blast beats fitted in his songs aside from one or two exceptions.

Alas, I'm having a real difficulty on understanding why the hell this release is being sent to all the more and less underground online magazines across Europe. Because lets face it, most of us metalheads could care less about what the hell is happening in the rap scene. Heck, most of us can't stand even a single rap song without throwing up over the pseudo-musical talent that these people are supposed to possess. Because lets be honest here, if you don't like hip hop, you aren't gonna like hip hop even with gore-grind thematics, even if one or two of the songs are fitted into an amateurish nu-metallic soundscape. I guess the only reason I reviewed this was to give some sound advice to our readers: don't be fooled by the marketing department - this is pure (c)rap. Don't spend your money on this shit; instead go out and buy the reissue of Botch's classic "American Nervoso".


Download: only if you like rap
For the fans of: Nobody who reads this site
Listen: Myspace

Release date 10.09.2007
Psychological Records

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