The top four tracks brand new from the week of October 11-17.
Sovereign – Beautiful Eulogy
Beautiful Eulogy are back for their third album, and the anticipation couldn’t be higher. Theologically deep and musically rich, this trio are better than 99% of hip-hop out there. Their music is uplifting, challenging, and thought-provoking, and fully worth your time. If you like this song, give this album (or their other albums) a download for free at:
RIYL: Propaganda, JGivens, Eshon Burgundy
Bloom – Hold Close
Recently signing to Hopeless Records put this band on my radar, and I’m digging what I’m hearing. You can definitely hear the Knuckle Puck influences in this band, while still featuring moments of originality that make it stand out. I’m looking forward to what these guys bring to the genre.
RIYL: Knuckle Puck, Life Lessons, Homesafe
Not Today Satan Feat. Andy Mineo – KB
KB is still probably my favourite Reach Records artist, and this song really brings out the best in him. This song (and album) firmly places him at the top of the CHH world, making music more for the Christians than the non-Christians. KB lights up the rhymes, showing off his speed and lyricism in this song, which also features Andy Mineo, a wordsmith himself. Any time these two pair up, it’s a special moment, and this song is no different. It’s cool to hear a song so explicitly call out the faith struggle and push towards glory.
RIYL: Trip Lee, NF, Travis Scott
Cut Throat – War of Ages
I’ve never been a huge fan of War of Ages, but I always give their singles a chance. This song hit me like a ton of bricks. It’s heavy and groovy, and really features some great moments. After looking at the comments in this video, many people don’t like the direction this song went because it abandoned the constant soloing that is often featured in this song. And that’s why I like this song better than their others. Though a bit of a departure from their usual style, they guaranteed fans that this was the only song like this on the album, with their guitarist saying this is his least favourite song because it’s boring to play. Regardless, it’s a heavy song that goes hard, and I love it for that.
RIYL: Demon Hunter, Becoming The Archetype, All That Remains
As always, you can listen to all of the TetraT songs at this playlist here: