Review by Chris Lockett: It’s been four years since Christian Nu-Metal band P.O.D. released their last album, and now, having dealt with an uncertain future, the band is back with its original lineup, and set to release their eighth studio album Murdered Love. The band has garnered a reputation as being very hit or miss, and the general consensus on their last two studio albums is that they were lackluster to say the least. But with the odds seemingly against them, has P.O.D. been able to craft a listenable album, or should the band have just quit while they were ahead? Hit the jump to find out. READ MORE
Acclaimed DJ/producer, DJ Muggs, and Brooklyn’s heavy metal influenced hip-hop artist, Ill Bill, have teamed up for a collaborative full-length record, Kill Devil Hills, to be released on August 24th on Fat Beats Records. Produced entirely by DJ Muggs, Kill Devil Hills features guest appearances from B-Real, Raekwon, Sean Price, Everlast, Slaine, Chace Infinite, O.C., Q-Unique, Vinnie Paz, Sick Jacken, and more.
Throughout his distinguished career, Muggs has established a precedent for working hand in hand with artists and creating cohesive bodies of work, rather than spreading around beats from project to project. This rings true once again on Kill Devil Hills.
“I prefer getting in the lab and actually creating projects with people instead of just sending out beat CDs,” explains Muggs. “I’m a producer in the fullest extent, where I like to not only produce an album, but craft an album. Being able to start a record from the beginning and following through with it, making sure that all the songs complement each other. I’ve always come from making albums and producing my records; I’m still into that”