Necrotic Grip – [Do Not Resurrect]

For those of you who have followed along with my articles since the very beginning, well over a year ago, you know that my musical taste varies almost too much. I’ll go from jamming out to an old school soul song right into a demonic anthem full of screams and aggression, and I won’t have a second thought about it. People also often come up to me and ask who some of my favorite artists are thinking that I’ll have some incredibly intelligent answer, but I often disappoint them by saying the music I personally enjoy is definitely not going to blow them away unless they go into it with a completely open mind and remember not to judge before truly giving it a chance.

As far as one of the more obscure artists I listen to goes, I found out about Do Not Resurrect early last year and he immediately turned into one of my all-time favorite underground acts. It was an easy transition considering I had been an admirer of acts like $uicideboy$, Night Lovell, and others for years prior, but there is just something even more captivating about DNR that I am fully encapsulated with.

If you’re not familiar with his work, I highly suggest you do a deep dive on his Spotify, but if you’re not sure where to begin, you might as well check out his latest and greatest release entitled “Necrotic Grip”. While I’m used to some overly aggressive and pounding production on most of his releases, this one instead boasts a light, haunting sound through high-pitched vocal samples, tiptoeing synths, and punchy drums that give a different yet equally enticing foundation for DNR to truly reach down to the depths of Hell to bring the most demonic version of himself out.

Once he begins to spit, you’ll notice that his voice is so incredibly deep that it can be hard to interpret each and every word he recites, yet the sound of his vocals themselves are more than enough to give you nightmares for weeks. While this underworld sound is obvious, another thing you’ll notice is actually how incredibly talented he is. His flows are unbelievably dexterous, he keeps his bars tight and uniform, and he delivers them with the perfect mixture of poise and chaos all the way through, eventually leaving us with another shocking and insane offering in all the best possible ways.

Once again, it’s clear that DNR’s sound is as unique and irreplaceable as it gets, and that’s what drew me in from the moment I heard it. What kept me coming back, though, was the fact that he actually knows how to rap and he’s not just slurring some words together to make it sound somewhat interesting. While his skills are unbelievable, in my opinion, I am shocked that the dark side of rap music hasn’t completely embraced him quite yet and he is still working on solidifying a regular fanbase. Although I never seem to write an article without mentioning Ruby, Scrim, Night Lovell, or any of those names, I honestly think DNR can and will give them a run for their money, and I absolutely need to hear some collaborations between these different yet very similar musical entities as soon as possible. While I keep my fingers crossed that this is going to happen soon, make sure you tune into Do Not Resurrect as soon as you get the chance beginning with his latest release “Necrotic Grip”, you surely won’t regret it.