King Geedorah
Take Me to Your Leader


2.5
average

Review

by Bulldog USER (114 Reviews)
January 26th, 2010 | 37 replies | 10,485 views


Release Date: 2003 | Tracklist

Review Summary: More like “King Geedorah and Friends.” Or better yet, “DOOM album with epic beats decimated by weed carriers.”

5 of 9 thought this review was well written

I propose a question to you - ‘what makes you love DOOM so much?’ Obviously, his great lyrics and epic productions come to mind immediately. But the underlying, wacky aliases he uses to deliver them should come to thought as well. The concept of King Geedorah – a golden, three-headed dragon inspired by Godzilla films – is a fun one, and paired with great lyrics and even better beats, this record should easily garner talks of excellence. That is, if a bunch of weed-carrying hacks didn’t intrude and decide to defecate upon DOOM’s efforts. This is musical sabotage at its worst.

It’s really a shame, because Metal Fingers offers some of his best production yet. The album is so surreal in a calming, relaxing way. Whether it be in the pizzazz of Next Levels with its lovely piano sample, gentle uptempo percussion, and jazzy horns; the simplicity of Anti-Matter with its low key, deep bass, and triple kicks-and-drums combo; or the spacey, Martian mood of Fazers, DOOM creates a serene, chill listening atmosphere with the fantastic production he crafts.

But sadly enough, the instrumentals he circumspectly composes are seemingly controlled by talentless guest artists. In fact, DOOM only comprises roughly 9.1% of the appearing artists list, which is occupied by eleven different artists (mostly Monsta Island Czar affiliates) on 13 different tracks (two of which are sample-skits.) The beats that would work perfectly for him, are ruined by wannabe, drug-holding accomplices. The best beat on the album, and possibly my favorite instrumental of all time, DOOM doesn’t even appear on, preferring to let three other rappers not of his level do the track an injustice, albeit a decent one.

Although, it’s not to say all the blame goes to Metal Fingers’ cohorts. On No Snakes Alive, he exhibits amazing flow, but confusingly enough, he COMPLETELY disregards the shape-shifting, slow beat and busts off rapid-fire speed with a delivery. And this nearly ruins a legitimately good song, as he’s completely out of sync. However, this mistake is a rarity, especially considering the misfit goons that keep popping up.

Nevertheless, DOOM’s lyrics are expectedly ace (“Gettin’ paid like a biker with the best crank/Sprayin’ like a high ranked sniper in the west bank,”) and keep pace with the high standard that he’s set for himself with his rhymes in the past, filling his verses with plenty of quotables. His obscure supervillain references, hilarious boasts, MC putdowns, and awesome punchlines are all present, as they form the second strong component of this album’s basically two-pronged attack.

With a great setup for the chance to do something spectacular, DOOM deflects the spotlight from himself upon others. And I hate to ask a rhetorical question, or to intervene and answer it myself, but the answer to the question, “What makes you love DOOM so much?” can be answered by simply, clearly stating “Not. This.”



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MassiveAttack
January 26th 2010



2688 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Gotta agree buddy!

O.J. Simpson
January 27th 2010



408 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

This had so much potential, but along with Venemous Villain, is easily his worst release depressingly enough.

Great review though.

Bulldog
January 27th 2010



3796 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I love how DOOM, my 9th favorite artist of all time, has his "worst" release still rated as "okay."

Foxhound
January 27th 2010



4570 Comments


Album sounds good and bad at the same time..?..

but good review pos

Bulldog
January 27th 2010



3796 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

just goes to how AWESOME he really is.

Bulldog
January 27th 2010



3796 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

and yea it's got its good parts and bad parts, and thanks for the pos.

Copycat33
January 27th 2010



27 Comments


Poor sentence structure, neg.

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
January 27th 2010



14986 Comments


next levels is excellent

Bulldog
January 27th 2010



3796 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

@Copycat33 - kk.

@robertsona - More cuz the beat.

BaconStarship
January 27th 2010



114 Comments


Thx for review, to bad this album turned out so mediocre (absolutely love the production on it).

Bulldog
January 27th 2010



3796 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

No problem, how was the review?

BaconStarship
January 27th 2010



114 Comments


Very good. Well written, compelling, detailed and informative. Pretty much all you could want in a review.

Btw in the review you say one track is one of your favorite instrumentals of all time, jw which one is it?

Bulldog
January 27th 2010



3796 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Uh Next Levels, its instrumental version appears on Special Herbs 1 & 2 renamed "Arrow Root."

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
January 27th 2010



14986 Comments


yesss next levels' beat is seriously the best

Bulldog
January 27th 2010



3796 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

My favorite instrumentals of all time are Next Levels, Lemonade, and Strip Club Inst. Produced by MF DOOM, Bangladesh, and Zaytoven respectively.

iisblackstar
January 28th 2010



431 Comments


not your best review (technically speaking) but still pretty cool, an interesting read if anything.
only two more reviews and 3 days to crank them out to get the fifty by feb. looking forward to reading
them.

also next levels is awesome

Bulldog
January 28th 2010



3796 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I'm gonna review 2 Damn Trill by Bun B and That Was Then This Is Now by Tha Dogg Pound to get my fifty, expect the latter's review to be up tonight.

charles2000
February 18th 2010



450 Comments


gtfo

auraasylumwall
April 4th 2010



51 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This album is at least a 4. And mentioning "No Snakes Alive" WITHOUT talking about Rodan (who's probably my second favorite on here, only to Mr. Fantastik) - especially after chiding the guest MCs - is a disservice.

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
August 3rd 2010



14986 Comments


next levels' beat is so perfect



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