Introduction to Mayhem

Island/Def Jam
rating icon 6 / 10

Track listing:

01. Loose
02. Something Wicked This Way Comes
03. Supa Freak Love
04. G's
05. Chaos
06. Pigs
07. Stain
08. Revolution
09. Set It Off
10. Hey Bubba
11. Introduction to Mayhem
12. Dose
13. The Big Fuck You
14. Violence
15. Hate
16. Funhouse
17. Tripinthehead

Hailing from Memphis, PRIMER 55 is one of Island/Def Jam's first forays into the rap/metal genre, and to these ears, it is a rather unspectacular one. Boasting a sound that can best be described as a heavier, more aggressive early LIMP BIZKIT, PRIMER 55 are by-the-numbers rapcore that invariably revolves around quieter, "rappy" verses and all-out, in-your-face choruses that are, for the most part, interchangeable. Credit should go out to the band for incorporating metal-tinged moshcore overtones into their songwriting (in the way of BIOHAZARD-style "dance" parts),which help distinguish PRIMER 55 from the rest of the rap/metal pack, but there simply isn't enough on the offer here to warrant further interest beyond the initial listen. The truth is, it's been done before, and done much better.

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