TempoMental – “That’s Life” (Video)

Life is full of up’s and downs, especially in these days and times. Canadian rapper TempoMental reflects on the average obstacles most of us face to get by in our daily lives, while visually Patrick Younger shows us the beauty that this world has to offer and some of our creations destroying that. Produced by JSG, this song really hit’s the core of authenticity.

Dynas – “Thai Food” Ft. DJ Jazzy Jeff (Video)

Miami rapper Dynas connects with DJ Jazzy Jeff for the single “Thai Food,” a feel-good, braggadocious banger that today receives a celebratory new video. Director Tommy Nova is behind the lens for the visuals, and he puts the focus squarely on the acclaimed underground emcee. Dynas is front and center for the video, and he uses that to his advantage to showcase his charisma while spitting some wild levels of bravado. And it just feels genuinely uplifting to see Dynas and his homies posted up and chilling in the studio where, in addition to recording this joint, we get to finally see the titular “Thai Food.” Check out the visuals and head over to your preferred digital retailer or streaming platform to support. Stay tuned for more content off Dynas’ forthcoming LP, i LeveL due out early 2021!

Elzhi, Ras Kass, M-Dot & Large Pro – “Reaganomics” Prod. By B Leafs (Video)

Due to the success of “Reaganomics” when it was previously released it’s only right it gets the visual treatment, edited by DJ WorkshardElzhi, Ras Kass, M-Dot and Large Pro was and still is one of the most legendary line-ups you’ll find anywhere. If you haven’t heard the song, it’s 4 legends telling their stories from 4 unique perspectives, in the 4 unique styles you know and love them for. “Reaganomics” is produced by B Leafs from his debut album “The Horizon” out now.

Deca – “Clay Pigeons” (Video)

Deca’s incredible artistry is on full display with his new video for “Clay Pigeons,” a visually stimulating affair full of brilliant stop-motion imagery that, like the track itself, stems from his creative imagination. Beyond its captivating imagery, the video offers a stunning look into so many aspects of our daily lives, including the oppressive weight of capitalism. And Deca’s right there to explain it both lyrically and visually, with the two sides often matching up to represent his rhymes on the screen. Check out the visuals and head over to your preferred digital retailer or streaming platform to support the track. Deca’s new album, Snakes and Birds, is due out next Friday, Oct. 23 through his own Beulah Records label. The 12 track LP is available now for pre-order via Bandcamp with vinyl copies set to ship out by Jan. 01.

Alla Xul Elu – “Mauxuleum” (Album Review)

This is the 4th full-length album from Ohio horrorcore trio Alla Xul Elu. Starting off as a duo, Billy Obey & Joey Black started making noise in the underground by releasing their first 2 albums Head of Horns & Sci-Co in 2015. Couple years later, Lee Carver joined & they dropped their debut EP Necronomichron that same year. However it wasn’t until 2018 that the Xul made their biggest break when Twiztid signing them to their label Majik Ninja Entertainment, dropping their 3rd album The Almighty shortly after & then their 2nd EP Church of Xul last spring to universal acclaim. Fast forward to now, Xul is enlisting Slasher Dave to help take listeners a trip into the Mauxuleum.

After the “E.N.D.”, the title track that kicks the album talks about the Mauxuleum being worse than Hell over a ghostly beat, but then the next song “Blood Moon & Back” is an unexpectedly dark love tune that goes over better than you’d expect. The track “Rituals of Rot” talks about becoming undead over a spine-tingling beat while the song “Donna, The Dead” talks about the titular Donda taking her own life over a groggy instrumental.

The song “L.I.F.E. (Let It Fucking End)” talks about how going on living is a joke over an industrial beat while the track “Deathbed” talking about their desire to rest in peace for eternity over an abrasively eerie instrumental. The song “Nails” talks about failing when they try over a bass-heavy instrumental while the track “Rigor Erectus” talks about necrophilia over a somewhat funky boom bap beat.

The song “Deadline” talks about purgatory over an horror movie-esque instrumental with some heavy guitars during the hook while the track “Random Axe of Violence” portrays themselves as serial killers over an intoxicating beat. The song “Mask Made Me Do It” talks about their forever faces over a Frankenstein-like beat fusing boom bap, metal & even trap whereas “The Harvester” that finishes the album off talks about how there’s no escaping from the titular character’s clutch over a bleak instrumental with a guitar wailing in the background.

These guys have become the greatest horrorcore act in recent memory & they really outdid themselves on this new album over here. Not only do the lyrics continue to delve deeper into more disturbing territory, but Slasher Dave really hones it & cooks up some of the best production of his entire career.

Score: 9/10