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Yeah nervous that's my usual stance as well. Just felt a bit disappointed on first couple listens to the poor stream. Still feel he's lost a step overall. Can't expect perfection though I guess, it's unrealistic.

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7 hours ago, mrvaughn said:

Yeah nervous that's my usual stance as well. Just felt a bit disappointed on first couple listens to the poor stream. Still feel he's lost a step overall. Can't expect perfection though I guess, it's unrealistic.

He'll never be the same '03-'06 DOOM we all love and hold to such high esteem. But for a project coming out essentially 15 years past his prime, I'd say its better than any of us could hope for. Plus Esoteric is probably my second or third favorite rapper, so that helps. Still doesn't quite satisfy my craving for a new full-length solo DOOM record though. Hope that's in the pipeline (VV3 please!)

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Yeah agreed. Re: VV3, I'd actually quite like a Dabrye produced Vik album. I feel Dab has shown he's still got it recently and would be a good pairing for a full length. Lil Mufukaz was a great surprise. In fact that was like a couple of '03-'06 DOOM verses.

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1 hour ago, mrvaughn said:

Yeah agreed. Re: VV3, I'd actually quite like a Dabrye produced Vik album. I feel Dab has shown he's still got it recently and would be a good pairing for a full length. Lil Mufukaz was a great surprise. In fact that was like a couple of '03-'06 DOOM verses.

Yeah Lil Mufukaz is tight. I always thought El-P would be a good match for a Vik record. But, older, more dialed-back El-P, not RTJ, party El-P. If that makes sense. Cold Vein El-P.

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wasn't even much looking forward to this release, but it's actually a pretty great listen. a couple throwaway tracks, but overall very good production, good skits, nice to see that fun side of DOOM again. Everybody's really on point. I dunno what you guys are talking about, DOOM's crushing it as ever. He's a little laid back, but I think most of his verses are top shelf DOOM. plus he actually sounds LESS marble-mouthed to me  (I was getting a little concerned he was going down that ODB mush mouth route) Some nice long verses too. He's just not showing off like on a DOOM solo record. Admittedly he inexplicably kinda loses the spotlight on Phantoms to Open Mike Eagle. For someone with pretty low expectations, gotta say I was pretty impressed with the finished product

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This album keep steadily getting better for me. Prob now up to an 8/10 from being a 5/10, lol.

Overall just a very strong project. DOOM verses clearing up a little after reading some lyrics while I’ve had the tracks on (which means that I won’t have to read them again, as once I’ve heard clearly I can’t unhear again 👍)

One issue I did have was the fact the end of the album kinda loses thematic steam...Stun Gun is great, but just seemed a waste and out of place with no DOOM verse...and then Capt. Brunch is a great beat so it’s kinda wasted by re-use of vocals.

I realised that Stun Gun is perfect the way it is as it’s a call back to Fazers “Rule number 1; Keep your Fazers on stun”. So DOOM’s speaking to Eso, telling him that he’ll get himself hurt not having his gun set to ‘stun’ makes perfect sense.

Capt. Brunch beat may have been meant to have original lyrics but I saw that this album was put together up until the time that DOOM’s boy passed away, so I wonder if there was no availability for DOOM to give over any more material and it just made sense at that point to make a ‘remix’ track to pad out the run time a little.

Anyway...great album. I’m really pleased with it. Which is a welcome turn around. While not comparing in terms of quality, I do get DangerDOOM vibes from this, both in terms of tone and some of the instrumentals (some at the start of the record seem particularly like the back end of DD).

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On 3/22/2018 at 7:10 AM, imail724 said:

He'll never be the same '03-'06 DOOM we all love and hold to such high esteem. But for a project coming out essentially 15 years past his prime, I'd say its better than any of us could hope for. Plus Esoteric is probably my second or third favorite rapper, so that helps. Still doesn't quite satisfy my craving for a new full-length solo DOOM record though. Hope that's in the pipeline (VV3 please!)

Most still here are riding under that dream era hypnotic delusion

 

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On 3/31/2018 at 4:50 AM, mrvaughn said:

This album keep steadily getting better for me. Prob now up to an 8/10 from being a 5/10, lol.

Overall just a very strong project. DOOM verses clearing up a little after reading some lyrics while I’ve had the tracks on (which means that I won’t have to read them again, as once I’ve heard clearly I can’t unhear again 👍)

One issue I did have was the fact the end of the album kinda loses thematic steam...Stun Gun is great, but just seemed a waste and out of place with no DOOM verse...and then Capt. Brunch is a great beat so it’s kinda wasted by re-use of vocals.

I realised that Stun Gun is perfect the way it is as it’s a call back to Fazers “Rule number 1; Keep your Fazers on stun”. So DOOM’s speaking to Eso, telling him that he’ll get himself hurt not having his gun set to ‘stun’ makes perfect sense.

Capt. Brunch beat may have been meant to have original lyrics but I saw that this album was put together up until the time that DOOM’s boy passed away, so I wonder if there was no availability for DOOM to give over any more material and it just made sense at that point to make a ‘remix’ track to pad out the run time a little.

Anyway...great album. I’m really pleased with it. Which is a welcome turn around. While not comparing in terms of quality, I do get DangerDOOM vibes from this, both in terms of tone and some of the instrumentals (some at the start of the record seem particularly like the back end of DD).

Knew you'd come around, my man. Proud of you!

 

Listened to the leak a ton of time leading up to the release date and since getting the vinyl on Friday I haven't stopped spinning it. I liked it a lot at first, but it grew on me too. I can easily say I love the album now.

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2 hours ago, imail724 said:

Knew you'd come around, my man. Proud of you!

 

Listened to the leak a ton of time leading up to the release date and since getting the vinyl on Friday I haven't stopped spinning it. I liked it a lot at first, but it grew on me too. I can easily say I love the album now.

Thanks, got there in the end 😉 Yeah same here, couple times a day so far. A welcome addition to the DOOM canon. So much detail going on in the instrumentation of each track too. 

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On 3/31/2018 at 4:50 AM, mrvaughn said:

Sorry for the quote. Can't figure out how to get rid of this on mobile.

Anyone know who made the beat for Lively Hood? Sounds like DOOM but I'm not sure.

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5 hours ago, imail724 said:

Anyone know who made the beat for Lively Hood? Sounds like DOOM but I'm not sure.

DOOM yes.

 

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Yeah DOOM for Lively Hood.

That GibbsxDOOM pic is from 2012 but seems like this new track is called Mortal Kombat. I guess it just means the usual emailed verse, rather than both in the studio together (which I guess is what they were tying to convey with this misleading pic)

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