Ho99o9 – ‘Horrors Of 1999’ EP

Discordant, angry and menacing, the New Jersey duo's debut EP is an unsettling listen

This debut EP from New Jersey duo Ho99o9 (pronounced ‘Horror’) is unsettling from the outset. Opening track ‘No Regrets’ consists of 90 seconds of uncomfortable groaning and discordant noise that will put you on edge, and has already earned them comparisons to Death Grips. The pair – comprising rappers and producers/musicians The OGM and Eaddy – build a nightmarish and brutally intense world. The demonic ‘Day Of Vengeance’ utilises voice-morphing sound effects and ‘Savage Heads’ is defiant, thundering punk that declares stridently: “We don’t take shit from no one”. What really brings Ho99o9’s dark menace to life though, is the unadulterated anger that courses throughout these six tracks. It’s harshest on highlight ‘POW (Prisoners Of War)’, where the pair grunt, shriek and rasp themselves hoarse, spitting lyrics like “Death to all my enemies/Regurgitate your misery” to terrifying effect. Don’t listen alone.

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