Music for 1/8/20!!! Asagraum, Alyona Alyona, Lynkks Afrika, Moneybagg Yo

Asagraum

How can you not check out an all female satanic black metal band from Holland???  Fuck yeah.  The come out of the gate thrashy and blasting, an orc-y singer wheezing quite madly on the microphone.  There’s no doom or sludge in these first two songs, it’s full on uptempo, double kick drum madness.  I’m on the third tune, Abomination’s Altar, and these folks are ovaries to the wall and I really respect the massive amount of energy they’re putting out.  Check this out if you didn’t last year (I didn’t!) for a shot of early 2020 metal.  Big ups to the drummer, she’s working hard.

Alyona Alyona

Russian hip hop, could be a good thing or could be a PR gimmick.  If there’s one group of white people that could approach the ghetto African American mentality it would be the Ukrainians/Russians.  I’m on this first tune and Alyona Alyona is pretty rough and rhythmic over a well done arrangement.  I don’t know if she’s on about drinking vodka and eating tomatoes with it cuz the whole thing is in Russian.  There is a description of the topics she raps about above but really?  From the blurb above we see she raps in both Ukrainian and Russian.  I dig her microphone work and the arrangements, this is some wild ass shit.

Lynks Afrikka

I’m looking at four singles for Lynks Afrikka, I will be checking out two of the singles here.  The first tune is called On Trend and it’s about climate change and social collapse all done with a tongue in cheek style to the lyrics.  It’s a dancefloor/hip hop send up as he pops his lyrics over some disco beats and oddly funky electro sounds.  Afrikka has a new track called I Don’t Know what I Want and I like the On Trend tune better.  This one is more of a post modern Devo type track about modern life as an individual.

Moneybagg Yo

Kicking off the New Year with some tripped out trap off the Apple Music hot tracks.  #2 actually.  It’s a bit of anti-woman thing as he keeps rhyming ‘bitch u played’.  Standard beats, very fat and satisfying bassness and rapping all right but I don’t dig the lyrics.

YTD recordings listened to: 26
Good music, not list worthy: 15
Not good music: 11

Best: 0
Honorable Mentions: 0

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