Sunday, August 26, 2007
General Patton vs. The X-Ecutioners - 2005
"General Patton vs. The X-Ecutioners is the collaboration album released by experimental rock artist Mike Patton and New York City hip-hop trio The X-Ecutioners. The album is themed around a war between the two vastly different musical styles. The album contains various samples from films (all samples are uncredited though)."
"...At the front of the pack is this collaboration with Oakland, California turntable crew the X-ecutioners. Using the group's punctuated scratches and samples as raw material, Patton builds a symphony of cut-and-paste chaos over which he applies his trademark shrieks and growls. It's clearly not for everyone, but those who found Jay-Z and Linkin Park's Collision Course a little too sterile will definitely find something to gape over. -- Aidin Vaziri"