Review Summary: Gravediggaz are known to many as the founders of the Rap subgenre "Horrorcore". This near classic shows some serious talent of this group of MCs.
Most people hear have probably heard about this album without checking it out, hopefully I can convince you to pick this up. I don't know much about the groups history, but it sounds like there are 3 MCs in the group, each of which have their own unique flow. This album is believed to be the first ever attemp at the rap sub-genre called "Horrorcore" which blends harcore gangster rap with lyrics that seem fitting for a horror movie.
The beats have to be one of the highlights of the album for me, they have a real old school rap sounding beat, some of them have some funk influence aswell. Alot of the songs have a steady guitar lick to go with the rhythm, which raises the creepy factor of the overall sound of those songs.
Most of the songs have a couple lines that get stuck in your head and its very easy to sing along with. They can make just about anything catchy like, "G to the R to the A to the V, E to the D to the I to the G ,G to the A to the zig zag Z, GRAVEDIGGAZ NIGGA 6 FEET DEEP!", everytime I hear that I feel like I have to sing along. The songs typically stick to the themes of killing, insanity, and getting high.
The MCs have fairly good rhymes, I only have one complaint, one of them kind of sounds like he's whispering most the time then he'll just yell the last word in his verse, its cool at first but after awhile it gets a little annoying.
If your not a fan of older rap I'd still check this out, some of the lyrics are amazing and sick, which is worth the price of the album anyway. The song "Trippin" has one of the most addictive guitar licks in it. The other MCs in the groups have great flow, they kind of remind me of the Wu-Tang Clan in ways.
There is quite a bit of profanity in the lyrics, so if you find that offencive in anyway you should probably avoid this album.
When people think of the word Horrorcore alot of people think ICP, this really isn't related in anyway. Some of my personal favorite songs on this album are 2 Cups of Blood, Trippin, and 6 Feet Deep all of which are very rhythmatic and catchy.
Overall I give this album 4.5 out of 5. The only reason its not a classic is because of the guy who whispers the whole verse yells the last few words, it really gets annoying enough to take this album down a peg from classic. Everything on the album aside from that is amazing. The cd has absolutely no filler if you ask me, which is hard to come by in a rap album because most people only buy rap cds for 2 or 3, or sometimes even one song.