Bottomless Pit is the newest release from experimental, hardcore, aggression heavy and hard to define band, Death Grips. This is now the bands eighth release not including the newest Interview 2016, Black Google, or the Death Grips EP. Death Grips is a mysterious band, but also one of the best to follow as every release becomes better and better. Bottomless Pit is a descent into madness, but the journey is also an exciting and entertaining one too.
Bottomless Pit begins with two of the heaviest and most frantic tracks under the Death Grips discography. “Giving Bad People Good Ideas” and “Hot Head” which released as a single are the mood setters of the album. Together they act as an aggressive and destructive journey into what a bottomless pit would be like; frightening and expeditious. “Hot Head” was actually released as a teaser of the album, then other songs were released closer to the albums due date of May 6th. “Eh” and “Trash” were both released by the band, but “Trash” had the most interesting and bizarre leak. If a hotline was called, that lead to the “Caged Pillows Feeling Network” which, then leads to the song if the number one was dialed. The hotline idea was something I had never heard of and thought was actually an interesting idea. The whole album, like the hotline idea, is fresh and shows lots of creative freedom. This is one of Death Grips best releases and has already been an album that cannot be recommended enough.
Death Grip’s Bottomless Pit is an album that hits, and it hits hard. From the ear-destroying drums, to MC Ride’s aggressive lyrics, and the warping/pulsing synth work. Bottomless Pit is an experimental rollercoaster that leaves one word to describe the whole expedition; clamorous. Bottomless Pit is loud and can be downright confusing but intriguing at the first listen with the rapid fire lyrics, and really strange sounding instruments used in the background of the songs. The first time listening to Bottomless Pit reminded me of what made so many people fall in love with Death Grips, and it is definitely because of their heavy percussion work, the off the wall lyrics, and the ear-piercing synth/keyboards. Bottomless Pit is really such a great example of how bands today are still making music for people who avoid the mainstream, and stick to the shadows of the recording world. Most of Death Grips releases are surprises and seeing their “interview 2016” before the release of Bottomless Pit was also an interesting move. It gave their fans near twenty-two solid minutes of brand new music. Every single release of Death Grips can be found for free online and they really are all about the fans and making sure that everyone has a way to get their
Bottomless Pit is newest hard-hitting child of Death Grips, the band that lives up to the name. Death Grips has one of the best line-ups and works perfectly all together, the destructive nature of drummer Zach Hill, the heart pulsing synth work of Andy Morin, and finally the in-your-face lyrics of MC Ride make for a corrosive combination that just works outstandingly. Bottomless Pit is a testament to their talent and endless creative nature, the journey into madness is destructive on the mind, but Bottomless Pit shows it can make for a hell of a great time.
P.S. There are going to be two new reviews for the next two Fridays due to all the new music released. I hope you guys will enjoy and stay tuned.