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Black Sunday - Cypress Hill
Member Name: rleigh
Black Sunday - Cypress Hill
Advantages: The beats are brilliant, the vocals absolutely excellent.
Disadvantages: The music lacks lyrical depth.
Beginning with 'I Wanna Get High' the music immediately makes its impact, the beat is absolutely infectious and the vocals always are excellent to listen to here. The chorus is brilliant, the track just works and in every area is just absolutely fantastic to listen to. 'Insane in the Brain' is the next excellent track that the album has to offer, coming third on the album the music once more impresses massively here and I have in fact loved this track right from the very first time that I heard it. The beat is powerful, there's some fine mixing present here, and vocally again the music is always exceptional. The words hit hard, they're powerfully sung out and always the music has much to offer here. It's a great track to relax to, a fine piece of music and one which I'd recommend all to listen to.
'Black Sunday' is such a terrific album to relax to, the music is incredibly laid back and always the beats are excellent and the vocals powerful also. There's not a single bad track present on this album and with all fourteen the group always grabs your full undivided attention. The music is incredibly raw and it is this that really strikes you when listening to the album; listening to 'Black Sunday' provides for a fine 44 minutes of music and never does the groups raw edge fail to impress.
'A to the K' is a great track from this album, 'Hits from the Bong' another; when listening to this album there's top quality at each and every turn; never does 'Black Sunday' leave you in the least bit disappointed and at all stages of the albums progression in fact the music is absolutely masterful. The tracks often lack lyrical depth, you don't listen to Cypress Hill for lyrical supremacy however; you listen to the music for an incredibly relaxing, chilled out listening experience. When you play this album you can forget about your worries and for 44 minutes just let the beats roll, the vocals flow, and enter the care-free world of Cypress Hill. Listening to this album is a great way to relax, and whenever you're feeling a tad stressed you can't beat a good Cypress Hill session.
Closing track 'Break 'Em off Some' leaves you well and truly wanting for more, it's a terrific track and a fine way for the group to end the album here. It's a busy track, very raw, and always full of fun to listen to. The beat is brilliant, the vocals excellent as ever, and it just brings the 'Black Sunday' album to an absolutely excellent end. It's a thoroughly enjoyable piece of music and marks the end of what has been a brilliant album; a perfect closing anthem.
If you like your hip-hop then the chances are that you'll love this album; it's a great fourteen track release of hip-hop, and with beats as excellent as these it's really very hard to find fault with it. Obviously the lyrics could perhaps offer a little more, that's not the Cypress Hill style however and the group merely keep it real and rap purely about what they know. 'Black Sunday' is a great fun album to listen to; it provides for a supremely relaxing listening experience and is an absolutely perfect album to chill out to. 'Black Sunday' is an album that I recommend listening to 100%.
'Black Sunday' can currently be purchased from Amazon.co.uk for the mere price of £2.98; an absolute bargain in my opinion and at that sort of price there's really no excuse not to own it.
Label: Ruffhouse Records
Release Date: July 20th 1993
Summary: 'Black Sunday' is a hip-hop album which everyone should own.