Xx-Dart-Darling-xX
Crunk’s UnDead?


3.5
great

Review

by pizzamachine USER (631 Reviews)
July 7th, 2023 | 32 replies


Release Date: 07/07/2023 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Keep calm and crunk on.

Crunkcore is a genre that circulated via and through the MySpace era. While the genre seemingly died off long ago when the interest for Brokencyde faded, the genre has met a recursion as of late. Crunkcore is certainly not as big as it once was, but the scene is still active, with Soundcloud artists like Xx-Dart-Darling-xX in the forefront of the revival. So what is crunkcore? It’s a mix of hip-hop, pop, electro pop, and metal elements. Either/or: it’s an unpredictable, party going genre with a metal attitude and often cray cray growls via nu-metal and metalcore inspiration. It should theoretically be fucking awesome — so is it?

Dart makes scene music that sounds straight from 2010. Sparkly synths meet gopped on, inhuman growls in danceable, electro-pop style crunkcore: think Millionaires’ sugary beats meets Brokencyde’s jarring growls. Avert your cynicism for a minute, and glue on this idea helmet: this is fun. The growls are definitely um, something, and stick out like a demon clown at a birthday party, but a party is still had. Growls in the genre were never meant to be cutesy: they rip shit up. You’re either down with the party or down for the count, and no apologies are given. Indeed, if the genre was given the body of a human, it would dance on your grave and drink alcohol if given the chance because fuck it — yolo, bitches.

This is by no means a culture shifting release, but it’s a solid reminder that crunkcore is active, and enjoyable when done right. There’s enough decent singing, and catchy beats here to hit right in the nostalgia. Wish We Were Older is a banger, and the following track continues the energy with a spunky chorus. Okay Fine, Maybe Crunk’s a Little Dead is a bit of a messy sounding song, but even that brings a retro aesthetic charm. While this EP may not change your mind about the genre, it’s possible that crunkcore isn’t as bad as you previously thought as a child or teen.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
pizzamachine
July 7th 2023


27338 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Swag it up y’all

vult
July 7th 2023


2375 Comments


XxCrunkxAintxDeadxX

pizzamachine
July 7th 2023


27338 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah man: https://xx-dart-darling-xx.bandcamp.com/album/crunks-undead

ConcubinaryCode
July 7th 2023


7623 Comments


I know you took inspiration from this artist

foxblood
July 7th 2023


11159 Comments


Hm guess I have to at least sample this

pizzamachine
July 7th 2023


27338 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

The first track bosses. This artist inspired me to get out of my comfort zone.

bellovddd
July 7th 2023


6327 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

no idea crunkcore was still a thing.

parksungjoon
July 11th 2023


47235 Comments


undead undead undead

pizzamachine
July 11th 2023


27338 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

It’s the morning, it’s crunk time yeees fun feature

outliers
July 11th 2023


5033 Comments


send this back to 2007 where it belongs

pizzamachine
July 11th 2023


27338 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

No, that would be boring af

TheTripP
July 11th 2023


4546 Comments


Haha whatttt is this now?

pizzamachine
July 11th 2023


27338 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Crunkcore baaaaby





foxblood
July 11th 2023


11159 Comments


track one is good, from the bit that I've heard it does sound a little more competent with the singing than a lot of the real crunkcore myspace stuff back in the day. track 2 already has that messy problem that most of the genre had though but it's not bad at all

CugnoBrasso
July 11th 2023


2742 Comments


When I saw the cover, I thought this came out in 2006

parksungjoon
July 11th 2023


47235 Comments


when i saw the cover i thought it was something i missed when making my Worst List Ever

pizzamachine
July 11th 2023


27338 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

@ foxblood: Glad you like. :] Millionaires had good singing back in the day

The cover makes me lol

Mort.
July 11th 2023


25559 Comments


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbaHmMSqws0

pizzamachine
July 11th 2023


27338 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

^ good beat



https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei6Wr9zbfFA&pp=ygUOQnJva2VuY3lkZSBsb3c%3D

SomeCallMeTim
July 11th 2023


4196 Comments


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