CAMP BLOOD is a new, explosive industrial hip hop trio from Boston featuring Hassan Barclay, Skaka Dendy, and Matthew Thornton. They released their debut, self-titled four track EP off Boston’s own Disposable America label early this July to city-wide acclaim. Coming off a hot performance this summer at Illegally Blind’s Fuzzstival with two more to go, (Boston Hassle’s Cistem Collapse at Hardcore Stadium 8/31 and an Allston Pudding show 8/15 with Mangled, La Neve, Cult Fiction at Great Scott) CAMP BLOOD are working to add sonic and cultural diversity to Boston music communities.
The first track ‘Aerosol’ is the clear hit in this debut. Barclay, with full energy, displays his rapping prowess in immediate, blunt fashion right out of the gate. The delivery and the lyrical content of the first few bars hit hard and flow seamlessly into the catchy-as-fuck hook of the track ‘Aerosol aerosol for the haters/ aerosol aerosol smell ya’ later.’ The underlying premise of this song is badass and can give anyone the edge to spray aerosol at their haters. Should I take this advice literally or metaphorically? Does it matter? Indecision, right action, or wrong action all dissipate in CAMP BLOOD’S world and the only thing left is a raw reality.
Massive sonic soundscapes loom over the listener throughout this EP. The music throughout this EP is haunting and works with the lyrics to both place the listener in the present at the same time throw them into an eerie post-modern abyss.
Don’t sleep on CAMP BLOOD and be sure to check out their upcoming performances around the area and beyond.
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