Yes, this is the first Jedi Mind Tricks album without Stoupe and as everyone else I was scared that this would be an album packed with dope verses and terrible beats. However, the beats on this album are real good, probably only two throwaway beats and those to me would probably be "Bloodborn Enemy" and "When Crows Descend Upon You". A few of these beats sound like Stoupe's work and others are great for Vinnie and Jus voice and flow. Jus Allah went in on this album. This is the hungriest he has been in a long time and his lines are ridiculous. For example one of his lines is "I don't run from the problems I start usually, We wet you up, no lifeguards on duty". Anyone complaining about Jus Allah from "A History Of Violence" will forget that thought. Vinnie Paz comes with the usual dope rhymes, dope flow as expected. A lot of the hooks on these tracks are dope as well, for example the "F*** Ya Life" sample is incredible, same as "The Sacrilege Of Fatal Arms". The features on this album are all great. "Design In Malice" is the best featured song in my opinion with help from Young Zee and Pacewon. Young Zee takes the song in my opinion with lines like "And then I forget to call her, after I nut I get attention deficit disorder". Other features are great such as Chip Fu from the Fu-Schnickens, Demoz, King Magnetic, and Blacastan. There are also two remixes on this album that can be downloaded from the Jedi Mind Tricks website: Target Practice (Shuko Remix) and When Crows Descend Upon You (C-Lance Remix), both are very good remixes. As far as my favorite tracks on the album I would have to pick:
1. Design In Malice (featuring Young Zee and Pacewon)
2. Willing A Destruction Onto Humanity
3. F*** Ya Life (featuring Blacastan)
4. Imperial Tyranny (featuring King Magnetic)
5. The Sacrilege Of Fatal Arms
Drop all that talk about Jedi Mind Tricks is wack without Stoupe. That is proven wrong on this album, Jedi still hold the throne and look out for Vinnie Paz album "God Of The Serengeti" and Jus Allah album "MMA: Meanest Man Alive" coming out in 2012. Peace.