1. The Chosen Few
Nice epic feel on this track. Great electric guitar beat by Necro, this really does have a feel similar to “Eye of the Tiger”. Ill Bill starts it off with a great verse, he mentions “Lucha Libre” which rules all. Necro with the next verse and it’s reall good, man this track is insane! Hyde with the last verse and I think he outshines them here, he really put a lot of effort into his verse(Not saying the others didn’t). What an insane track to start off this album. This album has a real “Epic” feel to it, and it’s only the first track! DOPE!
2. Theatre of Creeps
DOPE!!!!! Great dark piano beat by Necro with eerie sounds mixed in. Man this is just amazing sounding. Ill Bill starts it off and he sounds like his 1994 self(!), man what a great verse by Bill, it’s very dark. Necro with the next verse and again it’s really dope, nice multi’s. Goretex with the next verse and he shines here. Hyde with the last verse and he ends things on a high note. This track had no chorus, it was just dope verse after dope verse. One of Psycho Logical’s finest tracks. DOPE!
This sort of sounds like “Canarsie Artie’s Revenge”. Great beat by Necro here. Necro starts things off and just rips the track to pieces. Bill is next with a really good verse about vikings, lightning, Tyson, & Zoloft. Goretex is next and man he does a great job, this track is just dopeness all around. Hyde has the last verse and does a great job here, it’s amazing to hear how much Hyde as improved over the years. This track had no chorus and just ruled everything. Everything was smooth flowing. DOPE!
4. South of Heaven
Slowed down dark beat by Necro. Necro has the first verse and rapid spits here, he does a great job. Nice chorus by Necro here as he slows down then rapid spits. Hyde is next and Hyde tries his hand at rapid spitting and does a great job. Hyde rules! Goretex is next with a rapid spitting verse and he probably does the best, his flow and his lyrics are on point. No Ill Bill but it doesn’t really matter because everyone did a great job. Good
Nice bouncy beat(By Necro) here, it’s hard to describe. Ill Bill starts things off with a great verse, he mentions Dimebag(RIP) which is cool. Necro is next with a great verse. Hyde has the last verse and rules it here. Great track here. Good
6. The Four Horsemen
Nice Western feel here. I like the cowboy perspective here. Ill Bill starts it off and tells a great story here about being a bad ass outlaw, hell he even talks about having a mullet. Goretext is up next with a great verse. Gore has some really abstract lyrics which can be hard to decipher but you’ll understand them with several listens. Nice Metallica influenced chorus by Necro. Necro is up next and rules it here. No one is more bad ass than Necro as a cowboy/outlaw. Hyde is next and talks about shoot outs and the like, great stuff from Hyde. I dig this track a lot. DOPE!
7. Take It In Blood
Crazy organ type beat here, it’s just all over the place, it works as well. Necro is next with a crazy rapid spitting flow with several multi’s, man this is insane. I don’t really care for the chorus, but it’s not that bad. Hyde is enxt and he rapid spits as well and uses several dope multi’s. This track is insane. Great stuff. Good
8. Necrotura(feat Igor Cavalera of Sepultura, Alex Skolnick of Testament, & Matt Harvey of Exhumed)
Igor rules it on the drums and Alex rules it on the guitar. Necro starts it off with a great brutal verse. Harvey does good with the chorus, I like growling but I feel it isn’t needed here. Bill is next and man he sounds like a monster on here, very dope verse by Ill Bill. Great guitar solo by Skolnick, you know, you don’t hear a lot of good solo’s nowadays so it’s nice to finally hear one. Gore’s next with a great verse. More great guitar playing from Skolnick. Necro plays rhythm & bass guitar & Goretex on the Tri-ton. This track is GREAT! DOPE!
9. The Ultimate Revenge(Feat Vinny Appice of Black Sabbath/Dio & Alex Skolnick of Testament)
Nice drums by Appice, nice heavy guitars by Skolnick, & great bass by Necro. Necro starts things off with a great verse, I laughed when he dissed Jani Lane for being on Celebrity Fit Club. Great solo work from Alex. Hyde is next with a great verse. Hyde’s voice was meant to be on a track like this! Skolnick ends things with a great solo. Again, what a GREAT track! DOPE!
10. Severed Organs
Crazy bouncy organ by Necro. Necro starts things off with a dope verse. Ill Bill is up next with a dope verse, man Bill is a shining star on this album. hyde is next with a great verse. This track is just insane. Goretex is next up to end things and he rules it here. No chorus, just straight up lyrics over a brutal beat. DOPE!
11. Joe Spinell
fast paced beat. Hyde starts it off with a dope verse. Ill Bill is up next with a great verse. Goretex is next with a dope verse. Necro is up with the last verse and he rips it. Great track here, again there is no chorus! Good
12. Fender Rhodes Suicide
Great guitar beat by Necro. Bill is up first with a nice 70’s inspired verse. Necro does the chorus and horns are added for special effect, it sounds great. Goretex is last with a great verse. Chorus gets played one time. Great track! DOPE!
13. The Black Wings Of Apocalypse
Nice beat by Necro, I can’t really describe it. Bill starts things off with a great verse. Gore with the next verse and he rips it. Hyde is up with a great verse. Necro ends things with a dope verse. Great way to end things. DOPE!
All in all this gets a DOPE! rating. Circle Of Tyrants met my expectations and delivered. There were no skits and every song meant something. I called Danger Doom album of the year, but I’m going to have to say that THIS is album of the year, easily. You need to get this!