“Neural Chaos is a 3 man group, Amok handles the mic, DesOne creates the banging beats, and providing the slick cuts is DJ Elusf. Neural Chaos comes straight out of Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, giving hip hop fans something fresh to listen to with their demo release entitled “Profane Verbal Spray Tactics“. This demo album is as good as demo albums get, put together perfectly with tight production. The Tape is 8 tracks long, including the intensely raw intro and outro, leaving no filler material such as skits, overused interludes, or weak fodder tracks like some albums. You only get the top joints that Neural Chaos want fans to enjoy, which makes for a great demo album. Demo album? This album is certainly better than 90% of the demos circulating the underground; therefore, it wouldn’t be surprising if people talk about this album as more than a demo; however, yes, its been released as a demo album. This album comes equipt with professional cover art, on a high quality cassette tape, featuring tight production.”
One of Neural Chaos’s strongest points is their banging beats, and slick cuts. Both the beats, and the cuts on this album really captivate listeners with something that sounds rawly intense. The only critic some fans will have about the beats on this album is that they all have the same style of sound, “moody dark”, achieved by the use of “creepy beats”, “dark, spooky melodies”, and “eerie sounds”.
The thing critics will most gripe about, is the way the lyrical content on the album varies. The lyrics on the album are solid, but at times, seam a little less intense than they could be; however, its evident that this album isn’t meant to be a prelude to “sunshine” and “gleeful joy”; therefore, the dark ambiance of the album ties perfectly in with the subtle, cosmic, scientific aura the lyrics present. Every album cannot be about flowers, dancing, and big balling. As for Amok, he sounds nothing like Bizzy Bone, nothing like DMX, and nothing like mr Slim Shady, he sounds like a professor of the dark arts expressing his music through a vocab that exemplifies his true feelings. Artistic expression at its best?
The strongest lyrical track on the album is entitled “Styles 4 Free”, which is an attack on fake freestylers. On this track DesOne backs the lyrics with a “butter nice” beat, and DJElusf provides some nice cuts to add to the effect. On the track entitled “Fluent Motions”, DJ Elusf takes his turn on the microphone, rhyming some solid lyrics, proving that Elusf is multi talented. Its always hard to compare artists; however, its not hard to put DJ Elusf up there in the same category as Celph Titled, underground lyrical and production phenomenon.
Other notable joints include “Skies Falling To The Seas”, and “GetWithThis”. Both of these tracks are tight in many different aspects. Definitely worth play in extra heavy rotation. “Skies Falling To The Seas” is probably the track that has the best beat on the album backing it. All of the beats on the album are dope, but this beat edges the rest by a small inch.
Overall this is a solid album, with some room for improvement to appease all fans. For example, some fans will want to hear some more variation in the production, believing “to much of anything can be over kill”, and some fans will want to hear some more intensity in the lyrics. On the other hand, some fans will praise those same elements that other fans critic. One thing nobody can dispute, Neural Chaos shows a lot of promise, and this album, certainly is deserving of recognition, and respect. Neural Chaos has put together a solid demo album, leaving fans to wait in anticipation for the next release by this talented group.
1. Horizons ( Intro )
2. Styles 4 Free
3. Fluent Motions
5. NutraGrain ( interlude )
6. Out Of Touch
7. Skies Falling To The Sea
8. Aftermath ( Outro )