I’ve had this album a little under a week now and although the urge for me to review it instantaneously crept over me, It quickly became apparent that this needed to be replayed, on repeat numerous times allowing every single one of my brain receptors to fully appreciate and savor in the audio nutrient this album has to offer.
That being said this album has become somewhat of an unquenchable thirst, I have only just managed to decided upon my favorite track of the album and even know my hands stutter on the keys, if I could get away with just saying this album is DOPE I would, however that would be unjustly lies.
Fliptrix has released a proverbial golden HF statue for all to see with his “Third Eye Of The Storm” album.
From the off its clear this album signifies not only the progression of Fliptrix as an artist but his own personal journey through life, finding relevant subject matter that he can encompass himself with, while portraying this in his own musical references.
“The Storm” kicks things off with Fliptrix raising some insightful thought patterns almost like an introduction into what’s to be expected. “Frontline Terror ft Ramson Badbonez & Jam Baxter” see’s the first of several cherry-picked features; this track for me is a reference to the sheer authority High Focus has had in the culture of late. “ Me Against the World” & “See the Sun” see’s Fliptrix offering balanced measures of personal woes and issues with a perceptive grip on life.
Middle of the album and we come across three track’s featuring some heavyweight appearances, first comes from Farma G on “Soundscapes”, Extrateless lays down a harmonious piece of music leaving both emcee’s the perfect path to unwind some of the dopest verses off the album. “Walk this Way Ft Buggsy” enlists Chemo on a dub reggae spin, provoking flips to unleash a whirlwind verse followed by the ever dope Buggsy. “Third Eye Of The Storm” takes the whole show for appearance tracks, Jehst unravels the SICKEST bars. “Its no Lie” & “Drifting” are both equally as dope drawing from Fliptrix’s ability to manipulate the alphabet into lyrical mind fucks.
Nearing the Climax of the album we come to my favorite track, “The Essence” this track is the fucking one. Fliptrix has taken his own lyrical style to new extremes on this; he glides effortlessly between profound metaphors and tangled similes. If a track could be used as a CV I’d hire anyone who played me this.
This leads onto “Paradise” and I’ve got to give Naïve the production of the album title, sampling curved guitar rift over ghosted kicks, while Fliptrix brings the album emotion to head with some of the rawest feeling yet.
Trust me when I say upon reading this back to myself these words seem meager against what you are all going to be lucky enough to listen too. It’s so hard to fully break down this album without posting a full written essay, with pie charts and graphs.
Fliptrix throughout the album blew my mind with deep conceptual theories and approaches to chosen subjects. The guy knows some deep shit and it’s obvious he has found and harnessed the perfect tool to share this with you and I, from his smokey smooth deliverance down to his complex barrages of lyricism this album is set to be an instant classic of times. Anyone who enjoys their Hip-hop with a little bit of reflection, emotion and heartfelt attitude needs this album in their life. Anyone can enjoy this album for the musical masterpiece it is. I don’t think I’ve ever listened to an album that incorporates so many aspects all at once in such a steady progression. Listen to this and let it open your mind on the way. HONESTLY FLIPTRIX THIS IS THE SHIT!
“Third Eye Of The Storms” Drops on the 24th of April you can Pre-order HERE
Review By Rikki James