Holy guitar-driven funk rap Batman! This six-piece from Detroit, Mutant Radio, rocks the analog instrumentation belt on their latest, Cash N Burn.
Front Man, Cleaven R. Creech admits they’ve created Cash N Burn in the vein of Red Hot Chili Peppers, No Doubt and Sublime, and I would agree. The vocals are so Anthony Kiedis-derived, it is almost enraging.
Overall the album isn’t all bad, and rap or hip-hop performed in analog always gets a placing ribbon; but the distractions on Cash N Burn are too numerous to ignore.
The production annoys at times; though this is admissible, as the album does appear to be self-released. The real grater is the overtly tough lyrics about subjects that aren’t as moving as they are made to sound. There’s a consistently undue ferocity that just doesn’t seem appropriate to the lyrical content.
Mutant Radio strikes as a group that has a shit-ton of talent; they simply need a bit more musical maturity on their next offering, and some thicker production to back it up.