Death Grips
Exmilitary


4.0
excellent

Review

by Dante Alighieri USER (85 Reviews)
May 9th, 2011 | 1277 replies | 63,531 views


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Nasty

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Death Grips - Exmilitary

There are many emotions that can be associated with hip-hop. From the downright playful, to the gritty underground, the faces of hip-hop take on many sizes, shapes, and forms. The past year has seen the rise of shock-and-awe act Odd Future which has been making a name for themselves for their rather over the top songwriting and antics. But while the quasi-adolescent behavior of the twisted minds of a collective of rappers could be generally appealing to the masses, both for its catch factor and controversy, at the end of the day they’re still kids. Enter rap group Death Grips. Seemingly springing up out of the nowhere, almost nil is known about the three person rap group other than the supposed member Zach Hill. The one defining factor that makes Death Grips mixtape Exmilitary so astounding is its one emotion, anger. Seriously, this album makes everything from Wu-Tang sound like an season of Barney and Friends. At thirteen songs and just under the fifty minute marker, what we get on Exmilitary is a collection of beats and lyrics that are dredged up from the scum of one’s mind and brought into sonic format. The production on Exmilitary is downright nasty; gritty, stereophonic and scratchy, it references the underground attitude of mid-90s gangster rap without the Hollywood glam. Exmilitary is all skin and muscle with no fat to trim.

The rappers featured on Exmilitary are the embodiment of anger in hip-hop; it’s also the one factor that will polarize nearly every listener. From dark and brooding lyrical (“Culture Shock”) delivery to just plain screaming (“Spread Eagle Cross The Block”), Death Grips emcees’ so their job of attaining a sound that will not be everyone. Most fans of hip-hop and basically any fan of screaming in their music should approach this album with care, as it is clearly not for everyone. Yet Death Grips have achieved their goal of being one of the most sonically disturbing and astonishingly vocal hip-hop acts to have come out in recent memory.



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cvlts
May 9th 2011



8917 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

get this for free from their website:
http://thirdworlds.net/exmilitary.php


shit gets loud.

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Tupik
May 9th 2011



667 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I've been wanting to check this out for a week or so, I'll download it right now. Sounds nice

Tyrael
May 9th 2011



20394 Comments


Nasty is the right word my friend. Pos.

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beefshoes
May 9th 2011



2110 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Nice review.
Still digging the fuck out of this.

liledman
May 9th 2011



3817 Comments


this is pretty interesting, need to finish listening to it before i have an opinion.

qwe3
May 9th 2011



21154 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

this sounds like a homeless dude trying to rap over shitty experimental music played through 50 cent speakers

Psilocyanide
May 9th 2011



1823 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is interesting. The yelling can get to me after a little while, but overall it's pretty good. Love the beats.

qwe3
May 9th 2011



21154 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

love the dangers rec

illmitch
May 9th 2011



5429 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

i listened to beware is the rest of the album as bad as that song is

qwe3
May 9th 2011



21154 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

errrrrrrrr

EaglesBecomeVultures
May 9th 2011



5051 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5 | Sound Off

its pretty bad

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qwe3
May 9th 2011



21154 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

this is a bit fucked

qwe3
May 9th 2011



21154 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

HAHA they all just went GUILLOTIIIIIIIIIIIINE

qwe3
May 9th 2011



21154 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

ok this sucks

Electric City
Staff Reviewer
May 9th 2011



15693 Comments


beware is pretty cool. rest i cant sit through. so i guess 2.5 or a 3?

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qwe3
May 9th 2011



21154 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

dude guillotine is so fucking bad lololol listen to that one

Kris.
May 9th 2011



11367 Comments


wow yeah guillotine is fucking awful lol

EaglesBecomeVultures
May 9th 2011



5051 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5 | Sound Off

Can't believe people are actually saying this is better than Goblin.

MalleusMaleficarum
May 9th 2011



12194 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I AM THE BEAST I WORSHIP



MalleusMaleficarum
May 9th 2011



12194 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Death Yon is like.. more of a banger than anything on Goblin



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