Boomkat Product Review:
Bruisingly powerful scream rap noise from Prison Religion on Rabit’s amazing Halcyon Veil.
Hailing from Richmond, Virginia, Prison Religion are one of the most hardcore, rap-related acts we’ve heard in years. No cock out business, just Philip Best levels of mic-burning bile and vitriol shrieked and expectorated over bludgeoning beats, field recordings and charred electronics.
No song outstays it welcome. They all say their piece and get the fuuck on with the next one, from the electroid slosh and harsh holler of ‘Messenger’ to the stark EP highlight of ‘Aliciakeys’ and the speaker-worrying shudders of ‘Ansss1’, to the gabber gallop of ‘Yabbadabbdont’, and a final, cataclysmic descent into hellish strings on ‘Nibiru’.