Album Review: Death Grips – Year of the Snitch

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Artist: Death Grips

Album: Year of the Snitch 

Genre: Industrial Hip Hop/Experimental 

Rating: 8/10

 With a band like “Death Grips,” a band that have built a career on abrasion and dark subject matter, there’s a high risk of becoming a gimmick. Sure their music is brilliant and one might even say they’re the most important band of the decade, but there’s always that chance that a band like this can succumb to expectations and tropes they have created for themselves, but as the band have proven plenty of times in the past, they really don’t care about satisfying their fanbase. Their new album Year of the Snitch is further proof of that. After years of reinvention after reinvention, the band have yet again reinvented themselves. Sure this is unmistakably a “Death Grips” album, it’s noisy as Hell, and MC Ride continues to deliver aggressive and paranoid vocals with cryptic lyrics that are nearly impossible to decipher, but this is surprisingly their most Experimental and bizarre work yet. If their previous album Bottomless Pit was the band going back to the basics of their debut The Money Store, then Year of the Snitch is the band expressing to us all that this is a second incarnation of themselves. This album is a sinister odyssey that will leave the listener uneasy and confused. There are “A Clockwork Orange” sounding synths all throughout this album, and at times it even sounds like the band is being possessed by “The Residents.” Oh yeah this album is bizarre, and it is glorious.

Written By: Steven Sandoval 

Date: 06/27/18

Death Grips Announce Release Date for Upcoming Album “Year of the Snitch”

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The wait is finally over. We now have a release date for Death Grips’ upcoming album Year of the Snitch. It will be released on June 22nd, which is just around the corner. The band have also shared another new track off the album titled “Ha ha ha.” You can listen to the track below:

Death Grips Release New Track “Flies”

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Every week since May 5th “Death Grips” have been releasing new tracks from their upcoming album Year of the Snitch, and now the band have released yet another new track titled “Flies,” and this time there’s a music video to accompany the new single. There still is no release date for the new album, but it looks like it’s going to drop very soon. Watch the video below:

Death Grips Share New Track “Streaky”

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It’s no secret that “Death Grips” are unpredictable, and ever since the band announced that they will release a new album soon titled “Year of the Snitch,” fans have been impatiently waiting for just a release date. Well, we still don’t have a release date, but today out of the blue the band released a new track from the album titled “Streaky.” It’s a little more tame compared to their signature abrasion, but this is still “Death Grips” through and through. You can listen to the track below:

Death Grips Unveil “Year of the Snitch” Album Cover

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Death Grips have unveiled the cover for their upcoming album Year of the Snitch, and in true Death Grips fashion it is uncomfortable, repulsive, and damn captivating. Year of the Snitch still has no release date, but the album is “Coming soon” according to the band.

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Written By: Steven Sandoval

Date: 04/06/18

Death Grips Announce New Album “Year of the Snitch”

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Death Grips have announced on their website and all over social media that their new album titled Year of the Snitch will be dropping soon. Just recently pics of the band in the studio with unlikely collaborators have surfaced online. Collaborators from the likes of Shrek director Andrew Adamson and “Tool’s” bassist Justin Chancellor. This release will follow last year’s Steroids (Crouching Tiger Hidden Gabber Megamix) and it will be their first full-length album since 2016’s Bottomless Pit. This new album can drop anytime now, because judging from the band’s past, they will release it whenever they damn well please. Maybe even tonight perhaps? You never know.

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