Published Apr 18, 2014After a four year gap, Army of the Pharaohs (an indie-rap supergroup helmed by Vinnie Paz and Esoteric) return with their latest offering, In Death Reborn, a hard-hitting slab of jacked-up fight music that combines aggressive beats with aggressive (yet intricate) wordplay. Over beats served up by the likes of underground and highly slept-on producers Stu Bangas and Vanderslice (who crafted one of hard rap's classics in Blaq Poet's 2011 Blaq Poet Society) among others, Vinnie and Esoteric team up with affiliates ranging from Apathy, Celph Titled, Reef The Lost Cauze and Blacastan to drop knowledge on tracks whose titles and subject matter resemble a B Movie horrorfest.
Check lead single "God Particle," produced by the aforementioned Stu Bangas, on which you can hear Paz, Esoteric, Celph, Planetary and Apathy spit next-level shit over the hyperkinetic boom-bap Bangas serves up. We're not breaking any new ground on In Death Reborn, and the onslaught may prove a tough listen for some, but if you're looking for a dose of no-nonsense hard street shit, press play on this one. (Enemy Soil)