Swollen Members are back together and making music. This is good news for hip hop fans. There are few emcees that have developed the chemistry that is exhibited between MadChild and Prevail. Aspect is on the production.
I am pretty sure there is a new album in the works, and we will bring you more information as we receive it.
The Swollen Members realize that we all crave the ‘power’ and they deliver that message with a high energy track that hits with an impact. This is all a prelude to build the anticipation for their new album, Brand New Day. As an aside, I particularly like The Coup reference that Prevail uses in his verse for us old school heads.
A resurgent Swollen Members crew is about to set it off with another album, Brand New Day, in about a month. and though not a part of the project, this is just a little teaser of what to expect. I like the fact that DJ D-Rec got to mix it up on the track, giving this cut that little something extra to go from good to great. Prevail and Madchild are back mixing their Battle Axe wordplay and haven’t lost one step . So ‘keep the doors locked, and the dead bolts fastened’.
Artist: Swollen Members
Album: Beautiful Death Machine
02. Death to You (ft. Ill Bill, Slaine, & Vinnie Paz)
03. BAX WAR
04. King of Diamonds
06. The Difference
07. River Monster
09. Colossal Beasts – (ft. Esoteric, Celph Titled, & Apathy)
10. Almost Famous
11. Death Warrant
12. Fear – (ft. Snak the Ripper)
Swollen Members has teased me for years with single after single for previous albums alluding to that elusive and dark sound that harkens back to their debut effort, Balance. What kept on happening is the singles would all ring true to that “dark” formula, but those previous albums would fall short of the overall sound that I craved. Sometimes it’s not fair to judge an emcee or a group on that original sound as things are supposed to evolve. But I am only human, and in the case of Beautiful Death Machine, Madchild, Prevail, and Rob The Viking have come full circle.
I am now enthralled with the idea of listening to Swollen Member’s new album, Beautiful Death Machine. With their previous albums I was teased with some dope singles in where the album never really lived up to those examples. But every track I have heard from the album thus far has been of exceptional quality with Almost Famous rounding out the group.