Friday, November 6, 2009

Fort Minon and the Possibility of Hip-Hop Metal

Originally posted on January 28, 2008

Hip-hop with electric guitars? Well, yeah in a few passages. If somebody ever successfully melded hip-hop with metal, they would be a sensation. (Have I missed anybody that has? I don’t know.) Fort Minon’s CD The Rising Tied (Machine Shop) has something to say and there are plenty of musical elements, even if there isn’t anything like a complete fusion taking place. They cajole people out there not to panic; they tell the story of a Japanese-American concentration camp victim, and otherwise broach topics not always a part of the genre. That’s cool with me.

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