Dagger Mouth [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Many 21st century MCs love to rap about their expensive tastes: expensive cars, expensive clothes, expensive booze, expensive homes. They might like to think that they're "keeping it real," but they're selling pure fantasy; they're "keeping it real" about as much as the Kardashian sisters. That said, some 21st century rappers do love to hit the listener with a dose of cold, hard reality, which is what Swollen Members do on Dagger Mouth. Oh, there is plenty of hedonism and plenty of hip-hop braggadocio on this 2011 release. But there is also an abundance of sobering introspection, and these Canadian rappers have a lot to say about things like severe depression, substance ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Many 21st century MCs love to rap about their expensive tastes: expensive cars, expensive clothes, expensive booze, expensive homes. They might like to think that they're "keeping it real," but they're selling pure fantasy; they're "keeping it real" about as much as the Kardashian sisters. That said, some 21st century rappers do love to hit the listener with a dose of cold, hard reality, which is what Swollen Members do on Dagger Mouth. Oh, there is plenty of hedonism and plenty of hip-hop braggadocio on this 2011 release. But there is also an abundance of sobering introspection, and these Canadian rappers have a lot to say about things like severe depression, substance abuse, severe anxiety, and suicidal thoughts. Swollen Members don't run away from their demons on "Chemical Imbalance," "Fresh Air," "The Shining," or "Do or Die"; in fact, they take a very close look at them and don't hesitate to give the listener elaborate details. No doubt about it, Dagger Mouth can be an unapologetically dark album. Sometimes, Dagger Mouth becomes dark-humored ("The Predator" is one of the funnier tracks), but other times, the album is just plain dark. And while the beats and grooves are consistently funky, they also tend to be on the moody side -- which is quite appropriate given how manic-depressive Swollen Members' subject matter can be at times. Along the way, these Canadians have often been compared to Eminem, who is, in fact, an influence on Dagger Mouth. House of Pain and Cypress Hill are also prominent influences, but ultimately, Swollen Members project a twisted energy of their own. And in contrast to all the 21st century hip-hop CDs that are offering pure, nonstop escapism, Dagger Mouth demonstrates that there are still some MCs who aren't afraid to let their darker and more troubling emotions do the talking.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/12/2011
  • Label: Suburban Noize
  • UPC: 673951027428
  • Catalog Number: 274
  • Sales rank: 60,161

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Do or Die (3:26)
  2. 2 The Shining (4:06)
  3. 3 Night Vision (2:29)
  4. 4 Mr. Impossible (2:32)
  5. 5 Calming of the Beast (0:32)
  6. 6 Moonshine (3:31)
  7. 7 House of Sin (2:59)
  8. 8 Chemical Imbalance (2:06)
  9. 9 Fire (3:48)
  10. 10 Fresh Air (3:24)
  11. 11 War Money (4:16)
  12. 12 The Predator (2:51)
  13. 13 Devil (3:29)
  14. 14 White Python/Black Tarantula/Sound of the Drum (4:41)
  15. 15 Electric Chair (4:10)
  16. 16 Bring Me Down (4:27)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Swollen Members Primary Artist
Saigon Vocals
Prevail Vocals
Mad Child Vocals
Mike Kumagai Guitar, Piano
Technical Credits
Violet Brown Management
Kevin Zinger Executive Producer, Management
Mad Child Executive Producer, Art Direction
DJ Corbett Producer
Rob the Viking Producer, Engineer, Art Direction
DJ Itchy Ron Cut
Brad Xavier Executive Producer
K. Hendriks Composer
Mike Kumagai drum programming
Tom Baker Mastering
Shane Bunting Composer
Robert "Yenrah" Hooper Composer
Raymond Brown Artwork
Brian Carenard Composer
Aspect Producer
Ivory Daniels Management
Dustin Corbett Composer
DJ Cysko Rokwell Cut
R. Zazulak Composer
Nick the Russian Art Direction
R. Mejia Composer
F. Chacon Composer
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