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"Chaos"

by Zachary Penzabene - 89.1 The Point
Tue, Mar 27th 2018 11:00 pm

This is a great and unique underground rap album that focuses on various psychological issues people face daily, issues such as depression, anxiety and uncertainty of the future, and the struggles endured to overcome them. Josh A from Florida and Jake Hill from Alabama collaborate together to create their newest and one of their best albums, “Chaos.” The album is a dark journey that explores the dark thoughts that can haunt one’s mind, and makes the listener question their own thoughts of the struggle to exist and make it in this chaotic world. 

What is great about this album is the chemistry and collaboration between the two artists. They paint a picture presenting the struggles of depression and self-worth.The album starts out with a strong orchestral instrumental introduction that captures the tone of the album. “Ghost Town,” “Lost Souls” and “To the Grave” are some of the stronger songs on the album that really capture the fear of not being able to cope with the stresses of life,  struggling to maintain the mentality that the pain we endure will now will be worth it in the future. 

The album concludes with its strongest song, “Endless Nightmare.” This song depicts the struggle of wearing a mask of happiness to hide the inner darkness and fears we have. This album does have a few weak points, however. 

 

Josh A has a tendency to attack his haters repeatedly  in his music. But he can sometimes overdo it to the point that it takes away from the music. Also,  I believe that some of the lyrics and comical intermissions can get a little edgy. “Anarchy Acres,” “Tilted Towers” and “Loot Lake” were some of the weaker songs on this album. 

The songs of “Chaos” feature a variety of different emotions, seriousness and dark humor and just a fair warning, this album contains explicit content. 

Jake Hill and Josh A did a great job creating this entire album without a record label, which is definitely a step in the right direction for these fresh artists. Overall, it is a great album about the darkness of psyche and the endurance of mind.

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