Triple Darkness - The Heresy Presents: Anathema
(Higher Heights Records)
UK hip hop suffers from the age-old problem of trying to compete with its US roots; a losing battle some might say, but Triple Darkness have been receiving a fair bit of hype of late, supporting Method Man and Redman on tour.
Anathema is a dark, moody affair, held together by deep strings and a typically London vocal twang. Highlights are ‘Pyramid Warz’’s deep sci-fi beats & mad atmospherics, the title track with its spacious hypnotic sample structure and ‘Outro’, a simple, yet catchy jazzy groove. It’s an improvement on UK hip hop of late, but alas, fails to cut the US mustard.