I am mainly a metal head but THD and this work, is mostly what i guess i want from hip hop, if this is hip hop...the vibe, the lyrics, the sound, i love it. underrated.
Favorite track: The Problem (prod. Louis Mackey).
Godforbid is a goddamn genius. I love his work with THD, and Alaskan Fishermen, and this is right up there in the bleak and weary world view stakes. Buy this and dance like your body's on fire.
Favorite track: Dance Like Your Body's On Fire feat. Esoteric (prod. Louis Mackey).
godforbid is pretty much unmatched when it comes to lyricism & presence — the dark psychedelic beats on this album provide a perfect backdrop for his style.
Favorite track: Chrome (prod. Louis Mackey).
Godforbid (frontman of the band That Handsome Devil and underground emcee veteran of the Alaskan Fishermen) is saying something. Prowling around the dark edges of the beat, and lashing for your throat with existential dread, scathing social commentary, and satiric self reflection, with a voice like a rusty razor. A boiling pot of dark rock riffs, psychedelic organs and an intense driving rhythms, with flows like he was born in the beat. Featuring production from DJ 7L and an appearance by MC Esoteric (Czarface). The world is on fire, the culture is burning, and Godforbid is roasting marshmallows and having post-apocalyptic sing-alongs. Join him.
released March 2, 2018
All additional production & instrumentation by Jeremy Page
All lyrics by Christian "Godforbid" Oppel
Except "Dance Like Your Body's On Fire", by Esoteric & Godforbid
Mastered by Blackler Mastering
Album art & design by Kyle Tierce
supported by 42 fans who also own “Jesus Chrysler”
I was catching a ride home with a work mate and Selling Sleep came up on his playlist. I had never heard anything like it, so as soon as I arrived home I goggled the lyrics, found the album and absorbed it. Amazing stuff. moth_
supported by 22 fans who also own “Jesus Chrysler”
I was and continue to be absolutely blown away by this. THD has always had a knack for translating the general state of the world into a song, but typically did so in my experience more cynically and at times lighthearted. With this release I felt something else resonate that I think comes naturally after the jokes and sarcasm: we're all just so fucking tired of it. This is a long, drawn out sigh about what the world has become, and it hits me to my core still every single time I play it. rootertooter