August 19, 2023

The Holocaust - Blue Sky Black Death Presents: The Holocaust (2006)

Country: U.S.A.
Genre: Hip-Hop
Label Number: BBG-CD-1000

© 2006 Babygrande
As a part of the Black Knights, the first west coast act signed to the RZA's label, Holocaust (the MC sometimes known as Warcloud) made a little name for himself among Wu-Tang fans after memorable appearances in the late 1990s on the compilation album THE SWARM VOLUME 1 and the RZA's first BOBBY DIGITAL album. Now teaming up with San Francisco-based production duo Blue Sky Black Death (made up of Kingston and Young God), Holocaust gets a 15-track platform on which to display his lyrical abilities. With his flow, an unrelenting juggernaut of grim, medieval imagery, Holocaust follows the lead of other Wu affiliates like Killah Priest and Shabazz the Disciple. His strange verses on tracks like "Smoking Room," "Wing To Wingfeather," and "Crash" paint sinister cinematic scenes of a Dark Age fantasy world that surely exists only in the minds of Dungeons & Dragons fans and Holocaust himself. In many ways, this album gives us nothing new but it does do well to recall the sound of Wu-Tang's golden age as Blue Sky Black Death's production mirrors the RZA's early 1990s formula of moody, seething synthesizers and well-placed, sped-up vocal snippets to chilling effect.

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