So this is a bit of a late review, since the Minneapolis rap collective Doomtree released their third album All Hands way back in January. I just had the pleasure of listening to it for the first time this week and have to say it’s not a bad record. Really it’s not a spectacular record either. The beats produced by Doomtree in house producers Cecil Otter, Lazerbeak, and Paper Tiger are definitely unique. They have a raw sound with a lot of re-verb. As a whole the album sounds very digital, and Doomtree is sort of known for their sound and group rapping dynamics. It’s hard to tell what they are talking about on these songs without closely listening to the lyrics. Rapper P.O.S. sings a great deal of hooks on All Hands, so if you’re a fan of his past work, you’ll find this album to your liking. What I don’t like about the record is the lacking of tracks that really stand out from each other. If I had to choose a favorite it would be the second track “My Own Nation.” I also really dig the beat on “Off in the Deep.” The track “Beastface” is low key a banger. Overall, All Hands can find itself at 3.5 flies.

Watch the videos for “Final Boss,” “Gray Duck,” and “Beastface” below:

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