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Title: Catholic Guilt
Artist: Freddy Madball
Genre: Hip-Hop
Release Date: 4th November 2009
Label: Black N Blue Productions

Album Review

‘Catholic Guilt’ is the side project by Freddy Cricien of hardcore metal goers MADBALL. But this time, Freddy has gone solo for the time being and he had this to say about it “I’ve always had my head in both scenes; hip hop has inspired me as much as hardcore.” His passion for music is inspiring and his vocal tactics used in this method take on a whole another attitude and musical style. This hip-hop style goes down the lines of punk rock meets hip-hop having that rock beat with hip-hop mash-up thrown in the middle creating this musical sense that keeps the music flowing. But it has it repeat itself from time to time in songs like ‘New Breed’, ‘London Calling (feat. Rancid)’ and 'War’ all showcasing that rock style with the added vibrations of hip-hop flowing throughout that makes the music bounce if you will.

Throughout the entire album though, the music just goes back into its repeating method of sounding nothing but a broken down recording of tunes that gets overrun way too quickly making it nothing but annoyance for the listener. Hardcore fans may like this attempt but this just falls flat.


01. New Breed (produced by STRESS™)
02. Catholic Guilt (produced by STRESS™)
03. Dead Mans Saloon (produced by L DEE)
04. What's That Funny Feeling? (produced by STRESS™)
05. Dark Of The Night f/ VINNIE PAZ of JEDI MIND TRICKS (produced by L DEE)
06. London Calling f/ RANCID (produced by STRESS™)
07. Y Que? (produced by L DEE)
08. Gun Shots f/ SLAINE, K.O., & JAYSAUN (produced by STRESS™)
09. WAR (produced by STRESS™)
10. Nothing's Gonna Stop Me f/ REEF THE LOST CAUZE (produced by STRESS™)
11. We Belong (produced by STRESS™)
12. Real Recognize Real (produced by STRESS™)
13. The New Black f/ TRAVIS McCOY of GYM CLASS HEROES (produced by STRESS™)


Freddy Madball – Rhymes, Vocals
DJ Stress – Beats, DJ


Cover Picture


Music: 7
Sound: 7
Extras: -
Total: 7 / 10


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