pizzamachine
Crunkcore Revenge


4.5
superb

Review

by bellovddd USER (59 Reviews)
January 8th, 2024 | 225 replies


Release Date: 01/01/2024 | Tracklist

Review Summary: pizzamachine returns with their most complete and accomplished release to date.

When I was a kid my Dad was a man of very few words. Those words only really came out when it was late at night, and he was spinning some of his favorite records. He would tell me that when he was in his teens everyone really loved Disco music. He was smack bam in the center of that whole scene as I’ve seen the photos of him and my mum looking straight out of a John Badham film.

Dad didn’t really enjoy disco music though, he did however really love my mum so he did what he had to do, whilst at home he was spinning Black Sabbath, The Sweet & Alice Cooper. He didn’t hide it from my Mum, but he did hide it from his parents and some of his other mates because you know how it is, we can all be looked at differently purely because of the music we like especially if it is different from what others enjoy.

I was much the same as my Dad in my teens. I liked what I liked for all to see but loved what I loved in secret. Crunkcore is a genre that was MASSIVE when I was a teen/young fella but at the same time it was hated easily more than anything else music wise. It had a bad reputation due to some poor releases and even worse human beings. In my circle of friends it was very much a child’s mentality if you enjoyed anything to do with Crunkcore. Like the hive mind mentally we all have as teenagers I agreed despite the fact there was something more that I felt people were missing. If you could get past the childish lyrics, ridiculous outfits and Dahvie you will find there is some serious talent and musical knowledge waiting to be taken seriously.

With ‘Crunkcore Revenge’ your ears will be tested, strained, and calmed to varying degrees over the 26-track double album that cements pizzamachine as one of the most important artists in the current Crunkcore Revival. You still have the abrasive sound that they built their earlier sound around, but now with more streamlined song writing, crisp and cutting production and an even more impressive vocal performance.

Vocally pizzamachine is everywhere on this release. Exchanging uncleans, cleans, raps and auto-tuned passages like nobody’s business. The shoe fits best when pizzamachine is dropping bars over the abrasive and bass driven mayhem they produce. The tongue is planted firmly in their cheek on most tracks lyrically, but this doesn’t stop pizzamachine showing love for the people in their life and appreciation for the music scene they are spearheading. With a couple of impressive features from some strong Crunkcore artist, pizza is spearheading a serious and respected take on this genre.

‘Chew that Bubblegum’ despite being a comedic track has the best instrumental moments here and the ending encapsulates everything pizzamachine is – controlled mayhem. ‘Style’ has synth and bass parts that brought me back to my early prodigy days, ‘Get Yo Lunch On’ has a pumping bass that harkened back to my ‘Vengaboys’ days and ‘Le Romantic’ stands as one of the strongest tracks with a very nice bassline and unclean rapping vocals that would fit nicely on a Skith record. ‘Seasons Apart’ a Draconian cover shows the more relaxed side to pizza’s music whilst the Millionaires and Frozen covers show the complete opposite side of pizza although still maintaining the newly improved clean-cut production style.

I’m much older now and if people dislike what I like, so be it. Most people will look at this as purely a meme record because of the genre it falls into and dismiss it as nothing more. If you do that, that’s ok, I am not going to drag you over the coals for that, but I do think you are missing the point. Look behind the ‘4 Haterz’ and caffeine inspired tracks and you will find an artist expressing themselves in a very honest and exciting way.

As PART 2 INTRO stats, you need to listen to the album in full to gain the full experience. The ebbs and flows are sharp and abrasive. You will be confused as to what is going on at times, but it will all make sense when your eardrums settle, and you are left with a labor of love that IS pizzamachine.


stream here: https://soundcloud.com/pizzamachine-294756418/sets/crunkcore-revenge



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Comments:Add a Comment 
bellovddd
January 8th 2024


6327 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

legit good album. give it a proper spin

pizzamachine
January 8th 2024


27338 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

“you will find an artist expressing themselves in a very honest and exciting way”



This sums it up very nicely. I found my thang, I’m doing it, and I’m loving it. I was pussyfooting with Sorry Haterz a bit. Crunkcore Revenge is a complete dive into nostalgia and more honest Crunkcore, and it’s specifically made for people that have nostalgia for Brokencyde and such bands and just get it. I never claim this type of music to be for everyone, I just make it cuz I personally love it.

artificialbox
January 8th 2024


1866 Comments


great review

bellovddd
January 8th 2024


6327 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

its fun to write about such entertaining music

pizzamachine
January 8th 2024


27338 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Catchy, yet aggressive af. Just how I like it 😘

Kusangii
January 8th 2024


6738 Comments


lmao that art work

Egarran
January 8th 2024


34240 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Actual tears as I read this review, thank you.

bellovddd
January 8th 2024


6327 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

tears of JOYYYYYYYYYYY

Egarran
January 8th 2024


34240 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I have never experienced these feelings before.

pizzamachine
January 8th 2024


27338 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Love it

Purpl3Spartan
January 8th 2024


8694 Comments


Hyped to listen to this

pizzamachine
January 8th 2024


27338 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Whatcha waiting for

twlight
January 8th 2024


8903 Comments


This fuckin slaps

bellovddd
January 8th 2024


6327 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

it sure does SLAP!!!

pizzamachine
January 8th 2024


27338 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Best album ever tbh

StonedManatee
January 9th 2024


553 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I got hARd listening to this.

ToSmokMuzyki
January 9th 2024


11316 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

ew

pizzamachine
January 9th 2024


27338 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Sput trying to single handedly destroy my career is classic Sput

ToSmokMuzyki
January 9th 2024


11316 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

the power of the ew

Spec
January 9th 2024


39654 Comments


Oh man. Gotta jam one of these days.



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