The Dark Horse,
This review is from: Venomous Villain (Audio CD)Having heard a lot of criticism of this album I felt like posting a review to do some justice to what is honestly a gem of an album.
Ive read comments to the such of even Doom himself saying that maybe this is his weakest effort so far...but I just totally dis-agree, Venomous Villain is a dark moody sombre but lyrically deadly album full of fantastic experimental beats and thick atmosphere.
From the very start in contrast to the intro of its predecessor we get a shadowy gloomy conversation introducing our Villain of the piece which is the cue for the album to slowly build a progressive dark tune to a nerve racking crest and breakout of with the gut dropping 'Back End' the flow continues into the beatswitching 'Fall Back/Titty Fat' and the stage is set.
More brilliant rhymes, no choruses, limited guests (Although theres always room for Kool Keith on the incredible original Doper Skiller)and some brilliant production in the same veign of the first album with a little more of a tilt on originality. Dooms rhyming seems even more sombre and unsettled than on Venomous and the vehicular twists of 'Ode To Road Rage' are simply Doom at his brilliant dominating best.
For me this is far from an average album it is right up there with the best Doom has released and some of the best tracks I have heard in years reside within its case. I actually found this more of a thrill than his latest offering in Born This Way but that could be considered a subjective point.
If you are a Doom fan and you do not already own this.......WHY NOT!!