Lord Infamous
Lord of Terror


4.0
excellent

Review

by Bulldog USER (114 Reviews)
April 29th, 2010 | 20 replies


Release Date: 1994 | Tracklist

Review Summary: "The ****ing Scarecrow ain’t no hoe."

In 1963, the Walt Disney corporation devised a theme song for their movie Dr. Syn: The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh. Included in the song were twenty words that exemplify who Ricky Dunigan is –"Scarecrow, Scarecrow, the soldiers of the King fear his name! Scarecrow, Scarecrow, but the people love him just the same.” Keyser Soze a.k.a. Scarecrow a.k.a. Lord Infamous was an immensely villainous horrorcore MC during the 90’s. After silently being contractually exiled from his half-brother DJ Paul’s group, Lord fell off. But during his peak, he was brutal, insanely skilled in the vocals department, and backed by epic beats. His 1994 debut Lord of Terror showcases this perfectly.

In my humble opinion, Lord Infamous is one of, if not, the best vocalist(s) in hip-hop history. Armed to the teeth with a vocal arsenal filled with heavy artillery, Lord Infamous is a mic conquistador. With his high, yet cold and devilish, voice and flow that can achieve (comprehensible) warp speed or wrap tightly around a beat, Keyser Soze’s most valuable asset his own voicebox.

Luckily, Beauregard is just as skilled on the boards as Dunigan is on the mic. On Mystic Stylez, Triple Six Mafia’s definitive 1995 classic, DJ Paul joined forces with Juicy J to create blunted beats to blaze bowls to and dark, dreary soundscapes. But on Lord of Terror, DJ Paul is on his own, and he fuses the two together on singular tracks. The bouncy, looping xylophones and dark, brooding synths of “Beatdown” are a great example of this. Highly percussive, minimalistic, and lo-fi, the production is amazingly atmospheric.

The musical aspect of Lord of Terror isn’t the problem, it’s rather the lyrics. Despite being unapologetically violent, suggestive of occult messages, and generally brutal, they do have their flaws. Unpolished and raw, the lyrics can sometimes come off as half-baked, and at worst, comically terrible (“Lick my nuts, lick my nuts, suck my butt, suck my butt.”) But, Infamous still has lots to offer lyrically. His tribute to slasher-flick character Michael Myers on “Scarecrow” and the spooky “Drag ‘Em From the River” show that at his best, Keyser Soze can be a lyrical demon.

Musically epic, lyrically inconsistent (but good overall), Lord of Terror is one of the best Three 6 Mafia solo albums. Possibly the best pure rapper from Three 6 Mafia, competing with Koopsta Knicca, Lord Infamous wrecks the booth big time. Words cannot explain my profound love for his rapping style. Regardless, the Scarecrow ain’t no hoe.



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Bulldog
April 30th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

love the hell out of this guys flow

klap
Staff Reviewer
April 30th 2010


12018 Comments


flow is ferocious

Bulldog
April 30th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

youve heard him before?

Zipzop5565
April 30th 2010


402 Comments


What has been seen cannot be unseen

Foxhound
April 30th 2010


4571 Comments


That's just uncalled for..

Bitchfork
April 30th 2010


7584 Comments


fap fap fap fap fap fap fap

Zipzop5565
April 30th 2010


402 Comments


This would be a good ragetoon. FFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUU

porch
April 30th 2010


8460 Comments


good thread, would read again

MUNGOLOID
April 30th 2010


4496 Comments


lord infamous = favorite rapper from three 6 mafia

illmitch
April 30th 2010


5511 Comments


agreed, but only because project pat isn't actually in three 6 mafia

Bitchfork
April 30th 2010


7584 Comments


Where did all of the fecal matter and black guys go?

Psilocyanide
May 3rd 2010


1823 Comments


"Scarecrow ain't no hoe." Is this a sad attempt at a garden tool reference?

PatchworkNeurology
June 5th 2010


352 Comments


Lord Infamous use to be one of the best in 36mafia

Mars Blackmon
June 5th 2010


351 Comments


What's 36mafia?

Foxhound
June 5th 2010


4571 Comments


omg I miss those black dudes

PatchworkNeurology
June 7th 2010


352 Comments


Bahhh whats Three Six Mafia? GTFO!

oltnabrick
July 2nd 2013


36300 Comments


m/



Digging: Biosphere - Shenzhou

oltnabrick
August 21st 2013


36300 Comments


where is da buddddd

ffs
May 21st 2017


5321 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

lick my nuts, suck my butt

ffs
September 5th 2018


5321 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

SOUFF MEMFIIIIIIII



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