City Morgue – 66Slavs Song Review – Metalhead Community
Today we are featuring another promising rock hip-hop duo; City Morgue, from New York City, the USA. We have reviewed their latest release; 66Slavs, along with its character, style, story, potential and more.
City Morgue is a talented duo I have discovered about a week ago with this very song; 66Slavs, off from their latest release with the same title, which was released in 2019. These gentlemen’s music is a consequence of the pioneer names from the ’80s and the ’90s such as Beastie Boys, Rage Against the Machine, Limp Bizkit and so on, who have inspired millions of people from all around the globe with their innovative ideas in music. They have successfully combined two different styles in music; rock/metal and rap/hip-hop.
As you also know, music is evolving in time, just like our views, opinions, preferences, and understanding of the world. Honestly, this is not my personal favorite music genre. Time to time I only check out the music videos of rappers who are at the top of the industry, in order to have an idea about “what people do who don’t have any limits in any means”, in other words; “the peak of the music industry”. City Morgue in this way has certainly found them a proper niche/style which still considered as fresh. Music-wise, they are not walking on someone else’s path, or carrying strong influences on their music, instead, they combined some satanic figures, vibes, dark elements from black metal with the dynamics and the atmosphere of street/gangster hip-hop.
The song 66Slavs musically don’t contain any metal nor rock elements, except one distorted electric guitar playing only a few power chords all the way to the end, as the bottom layer of the structure. When I look at the composition closer, I can see that the song is structured mostly on 2 ideas. It is very easy going and filled up with hooky mainstream elements.
The music video also has a specific style in its own way. I specifically liked seeing all these brutal/gore scenes, as well as the way they filmed and produced it (there’s always something to learn). Although the video fits their style in general, there are some minor details to be questioned here. One of them was using Satanic figures/elements. As far as I know, one of the things that characterize the Hip Hop/Rap culture is their strong religious beliefs. This song might be about something satanic but I didn’t get the actual message behind, to be honest. And the another thing is the disconnection between the introduction scene of the video and the rest. You feel like you are going to see something truly brutal after, but turns out it wasn’t actually a part of the story at all.
Technically, the song has above average standards. The song perfectly channels the feeling to the listener, which I believe the most important thing, and easily pulls them into its world. Actually, it is rather stimulating, which can be a part of the plan. The main element in the song; vocals are very well produced. The atmosphere is dark, tense, and immediately catching full attention.
On the other hand; there are some serious problems with the general sound balancing. I can see that they have experimented to go above normals both in the production of the video and the song. And I suppose that this was done on purpose. They also have some specific preferences with their instrument choice as well. For instance, I’d definitely recommend them to use real drums instead of this drum software they have. I don’t know if anyone ever told them; hey guys, this software doesn’t sound any good at all. Ok, they might be trying to build something new here, but sounding good is beyond everything no matter which music you make. Simple as that. So when I take all these into account, I’d like to say that City Morgue is certainly showing potential with this song. They are trying to do the most admirable thing in this world; something new, and we truly respect them for that.
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In conclusion, we, as Metalhead Community Team, congratulate City Morgue for their brave work; 66Slavs, and wish them the very best in their future. Thanks for reading.