Published Feb 18, 2014As the fourth full-length from the upstate New York duo rolls around, Peace Kehd sees Matter Ov Fact and EP maturing in style but remaining decidedly adolescent in terms of subject matter. That's not to say that the lyrics themselves are childish; in fact, it's an erudite selection of vocabulary that sets the scenes on the LP. This odd dissonance makes for an interesting listen as the Doppelgangaz reference langoustines and bruschetta amidst rhymes like "And her curtains looking like roast beef."
If there's a unified theme on Peace Kehd, it's the sexual exploits of Fact and EP. Grimy carnal descriptions are repeated throughout the album, almost to the point of absurdity. Yet, despite the repetitions, the duo don't sound tedious. This is perhaps due to the fact that the Doppelgangaz refrain from self-flattery at every turn. "Shit Rock," for example, details their erectile dysfunction, while "KnowntchooTahLie" describes erotic mishaps with old age pensioners.
Even if the reiterations and sexual focus drag Peace Kehd down a few notches, the Doppelgangaz still have some slick production holding up the album. Aside from a couple of so-so, club-friendly tracks, the record is beautifully produced, particularly the short interlude songs. (Groggy Pack Entertainment, LLC.)