Drums Of Death
by DJ Spooky
Released: Apr 2005
Label: Thirsty Ear Recordings Inc.
Those recoiling in horror at the idea of a rap/metal mix should remember that Public Enemy and Slayer once shared a label (Def Jam). DJ Spooky presides over a reunion of sorts between Chuck D and Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo, and the result is a quality blend of funky bass, thrashing drums and slack breakbeat. Old school yet modern in style, this is a coalition that works.