clipping. – Visions of Bodies Being Burned – album review

clipping. – Visions of Bodies Being Burned

Sub Pop

LP – CD – DL – Cassette

Out Now

A year ago clipping. released the horrorcore rap classic ‘There Existed An Addiction To Blood’, he’s now releasing the second part of that creative process ‘Visions of Bodies Being Burned’ Which is, as you can probably tell from the title every bit as hard core, disturbing and graphic as it’s predecessor. Fighting Boredom have been listening, read what we thought below.

This is suffocating, every sound, every noise behind the words, is designed to make you flinch, look over your shoulder and terrify you. You know that moment in a horror film that makes you wish you’d not started watching it at night or alone. The point in a horror book that makes you want to just put it down and leave it until the morning. Well that’s what this whole record sounds and feels like. 

The backing tracks are layered carefully with dread, banging and thumping, industrial clicks and bumps. High frequency synths and electro and just basic white hot static noise, all crafted together to make you feel not just uneasy, not just scared but like your damn blood just ran cold. I haven’t heard such a rich, viscous layering of sound since the Bomb Squad and it’s not a wall of noise, more a splattering of fresh, red blood.

The raps are clear, precise and hard. You can hear and absorb every terrible image, every succinct word. There are no wasted moments, each verse just adds to the horror and pain piled up like stacks of bodies. The guests add to the record but this is very much all about Clipping. when ho99o9 posture and shout they are balanced by the direct raps underneath. This album is all about Clipping. and Clipping. are very hard core.

The last track is a recording of what sounds like a field in the morning, birds sing and nature moves. In contrast to the eighteen minute track at the end of There Existed an Addiction to Blood which was just the sound of burning, maybe that means that we are safe now. We can move on now, away from the gore and tension. Into a brand new fresh day. I don’t know, ask Clipping.

You can find clipping. at, they are on Bandcamp and have a Facebook page.

All words by Adrian Bloxham

Adrian Bloxham

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