Advanced Review By Chad Thomas Carsten
The Giallo addict “The J. Hexx Project”is back! “Broken Mirrors Shattered Minds” will bring Hip-Hop fans back to the glory days of Non Phixion and Gravediggaz. Each beat was produced by J. Hexx himself. It’s more focused on bars/rugged raw wordplay like " Seven Doors Of Death", than the story telling of “Mountain Of The Cannibal God”, but that doesn’t mean it’s not destined to become a cult classic within the underground. You motherfuckers ain’t ready for this, for the lyrics of Broken Mirrors, Shattered Minds, will swiftly pierce through your abdomen via one lunatic, one ice pic.
The flow of "Opera Of Fear" will reanimate a corpse to get up and walk, while the beat to the title track "Broken Mirrors Shattered Mind", is soothing yet disturbing in a good way.
"Welcome to my horror show, where cadavers get hung up like scarecrows", croaks J. Hexx on "25 To Life". A gore soaked track that will leave Horror heads/Hip-Hop fans gasping for more. The beat is where it’s at! I can guarantee hours after the track is finished, listeners will still be bobbing their heads.
Crazed Maniacs (Featuring Crossworm and Kanniblistik) is what horrorcore should be, down right spine-chilling, yet genius. Each artist massacres the beat. if only J. Hexx, Crossworm and Kannibilistik could make a full length LP together, or at least an limited edition five track EP.
The albums ends on a perfect note with "Better Days" it’s laced with a past interview of The J. Hexx Project via Horror Music Radio. It shows his true self and proves yet again J. Hexx has become a master of production.
Other Highlights include "Viking Funeral" "Human Jigsaw Puzzle", & "Pathogen" (Featuring Big Rela and Squire Zama).
Overall I feel this to be a pretty solid release. If Chucky himself was a fan of Hip-Hop, "Broken Mirrors, Shattered Minds" would be his first pick.
If you’re down with dark underground Hip-Hop or a fan of Horror, don’t sleep on this! Artists from all over the world have submitted tracks! I’m even featured with Daniel Jordan of Esham’s Reel Life Productions! Huge shout out to Crossworm!
1. Q-Strange, Menacide, and GrewSum - We Love Violence
2. Sun Sky and Surface - The Arrival
3. Spooky - Put Em Away (ft. Mr Rage and Akvon)
4. No Pretense - Sins of the Flesh (ft Billy White)
5. Trips - Horror Show
6. Playboy The Beast -Trick or Treat 2012
7. Dubbs - Craziest Way (ft. GrewSum)
8. Malaria - Wake Up
9. Renigade - Run For Your life
10. The J hexx Project - Human Jigsaw Puzzle
11. Daniel Jordan - My Best Friend (written by Chad Thomas Carsten)
12. Kannibalistik - NecroGod
13. Heaven - Devilz Love (ft. SickTanick, Rev. Fang Gory)
14. iNFiNiTTi – This is Hell (ft Insane Poetry and Fury)
15. Outbreak Monkey - Random Acts of Murder
16. Crossworm and GrewSum - Voices
17. MR. HYDE - Hellbound
18. Epitaph - Every Halloween (ft. Rabbid)
19. DurtE - Anxiety
20. Bankrupt Records - Some Other Shit
21. F.A.K. – Meine Wut Steigt (ft Basstard & Medizin Mann)
The master of Giallo Horror Rap, "The J. Hexx Project" returns with his first instrumental release, “Music To Die For”. Catchy, dark, and full of variety, while paying homage to the horror comedy "Cemetary Man". It’s solid all the way through."Kill Slut" is a beast of an Instrumental! By far defines what this album is all about. If only we could hear some “Gangsta Rap” legends spit something on this!
"Lovers Promise" and “Death Trance” are those tracks you could put on repeat for hours upon hours, while kicking back with a blunt, freeing your mind from all the built up stress. Meanwhile "Nightmare City" is a time warp back to epic long movie trailers via late 1970’s/early 1980’s. It also contains a funky bass line that keeps your head bobbing long after the tracks finished. “Demoni Master” is another excellent cut full of DJ scratching.
The closer, "Tears Of Blood" is a great way to end “Music To Die For”. It’s on that classic Wu-Tang Clan vibe. Defnitely could be used during a scene in Afro Samurai. Fans of Instrumentals in general shouldn’t sleep on this release, for The J. Hexx Project proves he is one hell of a producer!