Vents – Marked for Death

Vents has one of the most recognizable voices in the industry. It’s bold and in your face, which seems appropriate for the content of the album. Marked for Death seems like an overly morbid album title but Vents spends the better part of the album articulating the concept. Always the outspoken rapper, this album in particular deals with politics, religion and the current socio-economic climate and is unsurprisingly thoughtful and provoking. Lead single History of the World is arguably the stand out track of the album and Trials, of Adelaide outfit Funkoars, takes control of the production and does extremely well to present a polished final product; solidifying his status as a steadily rising producer in the industry. Whilst Vents’ vocal style may be a bit harder to swallow than the smoother tones of the radio friendly Bliss n Eso, it’s well worth a listen, not only for the politically charged content but the high production values and unique lyricism.

Highlights: History of the World, Chaos, Where’s God Now

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