Blast Beats is a weekly column in which extreme music artists discuss their favorite hip-hop records.
In this week’s Blast Beats, avant-emcee and frontman of experimental act Vinyl Cape, Brzowksi, stopped to by to discuss 10 underground hip-hop albums that he currently can’t get enough of. Check it out below. Continue Reading
The integration of metal/rock and hip-hop is generally scoffed at by metal’s most elite, and for good reason. With the exception of a few acts such as Rage Against the Machine, the ever-evolving Candiria, and the incomparable Beastie Boys, this stylistic combo is usually tarnished by nu-metal theatrics and rampant testosterone. Maine’s Vinyl Cape, however, manages to avoid a lot of the pitfalls that others who have attempted this genre fusion have fallen prey to. The band steer clear of the excessively muscular, chugging guitars and tired flows, instead opting for an eclectic mix of instrumentation and vocal techniques. It is a polarizing release that will alienate many with its bizarre premise and rapidly-shifting presentation, but will also draw listeners in for the same reasons. Even those who shudder at the mere mention of “rap rock” will find something of merit on the group’s debut LP, The Glitter of Putrescence.