GR/IM – [do not resurrect]

I can say with all the confidence in the world that there isn’t a single person out there right now that is on do not resurrect’s level, and that’s something I say without a sliver of doubt in my mind. On the same front, I am beyond proud of him and all that he has accomplished thus far in his budding career because I remember when my brother first told me about him probably way back in 2018 or 2019, he barely had a thousand followers and his music was not getting nearly the number of plays that it was worthy of.

Not that numbers mean everything, but I think DNR is one of the few artists that I found out about that early on and had the pleasure of watching all the pieces fall into place as he continued to skyrocket to new levels with his one-of-a-kind music. Now, he has almost 550,000 monthly listeners on Spotify alone as well as a constantly growing collection of tracks with millions of plays, and he hasn’t even reached half of his full potential yet. Although I haven’t been as tapped into the heavier, more underworldly sound that artists like $uicideboy$, Night Lovell, or Ghostemane have made for years in recent history, DNR is someone I always try and stay in tune with, so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to talk about his latest EP entitled GR/IM.

With 6 songs spanning about 11 and a half minutes long, do not resurrect puts on yet another absolute clinic of dark, demonic, and straight-up contemptuous bars that aren’t for the lighthearted. Not a moment goes by where I wished that he did something different or tried something else, and my only qualm with the effort overall is that it isn’t a billion times longer. He is in attack mode, per usual, but even with his irreplicable voice, his lines are so perfectly articulated in such a violently graphic way that is executed exactly how it needs to be in order to pull off such a distinct style.

While I’m not surprised at this considering I’ve been following along with his career from the start and he has been displaying this very confidence from day one, it never fails to blow me away and leave me wanting more. I may not be the type of person to go and cause a riot just for the fun of it, but every time I listen to DNR, I feel like I’m one negative comment away from unleashing Hell on Earth, and GR/IM is certainly no different. Whether you typically listen to ruthless, aggressive music like this or not, do not resurrect is one of those unmatched talents that you need to get in tune with at some point soon before he takes over completely and you’re left in the dust.