This 17 track album is filled with heavy dubstep, collabs we’ve been itching for, and Excisions signature prehistoric vibes.
The collabs are spicy and endless on Onyx.
The album kicks off with “Decimate” as the intro, bringing the deep, dark, eerie dinosaur feelings Excision is known for into some speaker rumbling heavy dubstep. For the second track, we’re met with “Hypnosis”, the collab with Hairitage everyone’s been dreaming of.
When we hear there’s going to be an Excision and Sullivan King collab, we already know to expect Sullivan King’s vocals and some spicy metal mixed with the heaviest dubstep. “Our Fire” almost faked us out, but halfway through we’re met with a nasty drop and Sullivan King’s iconic screams.
We got absolutely BLESSED with three Dion Timmer collabs on this album. “End Of The World,” which also features Donna Tella, gives us one of the most melodic tracks from the album. “Encounter” is an immediate switch back to the bass-heavy tracks we love hearing these two work on together. The last collab from the duo is “Salvation”, also featuring Alexis Donn. While this track isn’t technically new, it’s one of the most iconic of this album.
In addition, we are gushing over the release of “Cough Drop.” It feels like this song has been teased for as long as I can remember. Now I can finally blast it on repeat and piss off my apartment neighbors. (If you happen to live in my complex and are reading this I’m so sorry).
As expected, this whole album is absolutely *chef’s kiss* from start to finish.
There’s a reason this Canadian-born producer has been rocking the bass music scene for a decade. With Lost Lands tickets going on sale next week, we’re beyond excited to see what X has up his sleeve this year.
Onyx, for me, represents how everything in the world feels increasingly black and white. You’re either on one side or the other with far less room for ‘gray area.’ So to me, the contrasting blacks and whites of the mineral onyx do a really good job of painting the polarization in the world at this moment in time.”Excision
Listen to Onyx below!
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