Monday, April 1, 2013

Jason versus G2Side's Horns-Up Rap I Rock

Hey now, you say? This be no movie. Isn't The Basement all about reviewin' movies and shit?

Yes, but it's time for something completely different. We've touched on video games with Game Time with Greg and yours truly has even reviewed one -- count 'em one -- TV series with Bedlam. Now it's time to dip into the world of music.

And what a great way to pop our cherry! We've featured the music of British rap-metal maestro G2Side on the show a couple of times this season, and call ourselves impressed. So it should come as no surprise that his EP, Horns-Up Rap I Rock is a solid kick in the ass.

I'm not going to pretend that I know much about music, nor can I carry a tune or keep rhythm, but I know what I like. And I like me this album a lot.

Instead of composing music about bitches, gang bangers and drugs, G2Side writes about the dark side of humanity, with tracks touching on subject matter one would expect to find in a horror movie. Erotic sex, vampirism, murder, and paranoia are explored at length in the songs Bossbitch, Erotic Horror and Flashbacks.

Dark stuff to be sure, but G2Side keeps the beats catchy, mixing rap and metal influences throughout. There's not one dud track in the five, and I can't say that about any other album I've heard in years.

My favourite is Possessing My Soul, one of the songs we played during the first half of the season. It's strength, which is one of G2Side's strengths in general, is the song tells a story, albeit a disturbing one. But isn't that what we're all about in The Basement?

I'm giving this album a Good. I dig me rap metal, so rap metal with a horror twist is a must. G2Side is a talent to watch for and listen to.

Source: Horns-Up Rap I Rock
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