CZARFACE
Every Hero Needs a Villain


4.0
excellent

Review

by FLCL USER (3 Reviews)
August 5th, 2015 | 28 replies


Release Date: 06/15/2015 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Reminiscent of MF Doom and old Wu-Tang in all the right ways

CZARFACE is: Inspectah Deck, 7L and Esoteric

Hip-Hop has always been about standing out as an individual and saying “look everyone this is me and this is why I’m great.” In the early 90s, the Wu-Tang clan debuted with their legendary record, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). They took everyone by surprise with the sheer amount of personalities featured on the record. All of them had their own unique sound and style, almost like warriors representing different schools of martial arts. CZARFACE’s sophomore LP brings back that old Wu-Tang feel, but instead with a focus on comic book heroes and villains.

Superheroes are cool. They have special powers they use to beat the bad guys and weaknesses they must overcome to do so. However, it seems that the villains are always even cooler. They’re the baddest dudes around and they’re out to prove it. This record is littered with villains; most songs have collabs, and these features aren’t weak - GZA, Method Man, MF Doom, R.A. the Rugged Man, etc. It feels like every song is a competition to see who can drop the best verse, almost like a comic book battle.

These heroes and villains duke it out over 90s style boom bap beats, bringing back that rugged sound Wu-Tang is known for. And the bars are there. No one is slouching on this record. They’ve got one chance to take on czar, and they take it seriously.

This record has that MF Doom/Madvillain feel: multiple brief cuts, frequent sampling, witty rhymes, and energetic delivery. It’s a vibrant album that’s just flat out fun and easy to enjoy. Everyone on here was just excited to get out and show off over some great beats. It’s certainly not very deep or thought provoking, but music doesn’t have to be transcendent to be enjoyable.

And in case you didn’t get what I was hinting towards, Hip-Hop artists may have more in common with super villains than you think.

8.5/10


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FLCL
August 5th 2015


67 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Short and sweet, like a comic book



Second review, lemme know what you think

FLCL
August 5th 2015


67 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yea yea I agree

oltnabrick
August 6th 2015


36220 Comments


only heard like two songs from this. idk why i havent listened yet

Digging: Revenge (CAN) - Deceiver.Diseased.Miasmic

Thealwaysopenedmind
August 6th 2015


698 Comments


Good short review Ta-kun. Haha. I hit it with a positive.

FLCL
August 6th 2015


67 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks man, good to see you around here again

FLCL
August 6th 2015


67 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

@Oltnabrick You should definitely give it a listen, it's really enjoyable. idk if you heard their last release but I think this is a step up

Thealwaysopenedmind
August 6th 2015


698 Comments


@Oltnabrick I agree. It's so much better than their first album.

cvlts
August 6th 2015


9507 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

to say i love this album would be a bit of an understatement

FLCL
August 6th 2015


67 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

@cvlts I'm glad man, I wish the album was getting more attention

Inveigh
August 11th 2015


26525 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this is pretty sick 7 tracks in. i loved the first one, glad they put another one out so soon. between this, Dirty Sprite 2 and Compton i've been set with new hip hop lately

FLCL
August 11th 2015


67 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

@Inveigh I enjoyed DS2 and obviously loved this. Still need to listen to Dre

Inveigh
August 12th 2015


26525 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

word man. Compton may actually be my hip hop aoty at this point...

FLCL
August 12th 2015


67 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Better than TPaB?

TheSonomaDude
August 12th 2015


6499 Comments


Dude this looks tight

Negator
August 12th 2015


1456 Comments


is that summary necessary

Digging: Les Big Byrd - Iran Iraq IKEA

Inveigh
August 12th 2015


26525 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Better than TPaB?




yeah i think so. the other day i was listening to Compton, thinking that as much as I dig TPaB, Compton was the album I wish Kendrick had made this year. production-wise at the very least.

jmh886
August 13th 2015


2179 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

good to see deck finally involved in a good project bc he is a good emcee.

FLCL
August 14th 2015


67 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah man I agree

guitarded_chuck
December 18th 2015


16730 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

wu-tang album aoty

guitarded_chuck
December 18th 2015


16730 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

dam how did this get so overlooked on here its fucking sick



im on it now and so can you



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