It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed Death Grips, so I’m going to do that again. Bottomless Pit is the fifth studio album from the California super trio, Death Grips. I would describe Bottomless Pit as high risk, high reward. The first three tracks, Giving Bad People Good Ideas, Hot Head and Spikes respectively, could be the most absurd, loud, abrasive and off putting songs in Death Grips’ entire discography. The combination of the noisy, packed instrumentals and MC Ride screaming his lungs out make for an overwhelmingly exciting opening. After these tracks, the album maintains its energy, but becomes less abrasive. In my opinion, this album has the best production of any Death Grips album; Zach Hill’s drumming is loud and heavy, but it blends in with what Flatlander is doing with the instrumental. This album features a lot of heavy, metallic guitars, similar to Jenny Death, but they don’t feel quite as cheesy on this album as they did on Jenny Death. The blaring guitar leads give the album a Heavy Metal/Industrial sound that fits perfectly with the lyrical style and sound of Death Grips. If you are new to Death Grips, this may not the album for you, but if you enjoyed Exmilitary and The Money Store, this is a great next step.
Four Standout Tracks:
Ring a Bell
Three Bedrooms in a Good Neighborhood
Bubbles Buried in This Jungle
I can’t say enough about Death Grips. They are easily one of the most creative and sonically interesting bands I’ve ever heard, and I would highly recommend that everyone checks them out. Although this may not be my favorite Death Grips album, it’s still a phenomenal album. I give this album a 9.3/10
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