Orange 9mm- Driver Not Included plus Orange 9mm- Tragic
I couldn't pick just one album from Orange 9mm because they have two awesome records. Orange 9mm is a Hardcore band and an Alternative Rock band from New York City. These albums were released by EastWest in 1995 and by Atlantic in 1996. Orange 9mm has a certain groove to their music that makes them infectious. Singer Chaka Malik has a multifaceted approach where he screams, sings, raps. He is an impressive vocalist and he even used to do high flying flips into the audience. He is a man driven by the beat and feels the music in his soul. Many excellent musicians have passed through Orange 9mm to create this amazing amalgam of sound. Over these two records Orange 9mm created something unique by combining Hardcore and Alternative Rock with Hip Hop. There are many furious songs on these albums but we always have melody as the antidote. Before Orange 9mm Chaka Malik was a member of New York Hardcore band Burn. Frontman Chaka Malik is quite an impressive rapper and there is some great rapping to be found here. Chris Traynor is an amazing musician who was not only in Orange 9mm but was also in Alternative Metal band Helmet. The guitars are excellent and they create sounds that I have never heard before. This band is like a ball of energy never letting up emotionally or sonically. Orange 9mm is exciting and they are way ahead of everybody musically. Singer Chaka Malik has some really well done Hip Hop style lyrics that are always very consistent. Some of the sounds used are so crazy that I can't tell if they're being used for the guitars or for the vocals. These are definitely two of the best Hardcore records of the 1990's. But sonically you get much more than just Hardcore with Orange 9mm. Frontman Chaka Malik is such a good rapper that he could lead a Hip Hop group or come out with a Hip Hop solo album. Some of his vocals are actually quite beautiful sounding. I encourage you to get both of these Orange 9mm albums because you get a unique band who mixes Hardcore and Alternative Rock with Hip Hop. They also have a vocalist Chaka Malik who screams, sings, raps.
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