God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It

Backxwash - God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 471 ratings
2020 Ratings: #94
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Exclaim!
With most songs clocking in at under three minutes, this release has a real sense of immediacy and urgency while still managing to weave a compelling larger story.
90
God Is in the TV
It’s a raw and aggressive, mostly self-produced album with a level of honesty that is commendable and a showcase of skill that sets the bar high.
90
Metal Hammer

The whole thing is barely more than 20 minutes long, and yet it’s packing more ideas than many bands manage in an entire career. And it’s fucking brilliant.

80
The Needle Drop

With its chilling mix of rap, goth, punk, and noise, God Has Nothing to Do With This has a huge impact for such a concise project.

Toasterqueen12
90
I'm already incredibly biased when it comes to Backxwash so just take this with a grain of salt but....OHHHHH HELL YES.

Backxwash takes the "Witchhop" label and darker themes of her last album to create her most haunting and devious sounding album yet. From the cries of "oh god no!" In the instrumental to shouting how she fucks with black magic, it sounds like the soundtrack to a trans 70s pulp horror film. This is some of her best beats yet with electric guitars, dungeon ... read more
redbded
78
7.8 - Great

Yup. I missed this one too.

This album, in one word, is brutal. The instrumentals are insanely dark and grimy, which can be expected from a horrorcore album. However, BackxWash has a very distinct style, that is very interesting and unique, which helps to set her apart from other people in the field. I really dig her vintage style and sampling, and I love how the production can become so hard hitting. BackxWash herself also has a super harsh delivery, which can go super hard along ... read more
AnnexMart
84
With huge echoing drum patterns and deep submerssive rounded bass throughout, this new Backxwash albums f**ks so goddamn hard.

Montreal based, Backxwash really broke out with this album. Myself, residing in Toronto, know how hard it is for domestic artists to get their voice out in this country, but with a voice and sound like this, it was surely hard to keep a lid on it. The driving fragmented sound clips on each track progress more and more song by song, giving a murky muddy broken earphone ... read more
Case
75
This album is one of the most interesting hip-hop releases I’ve heard this year. The production is fantastic, Backxwash’s performances are great, and I really like the aesthetic that this album provides. At times it doesn’t feel fully fleshed out, but that doesn’t really affect how enjoyable this album is.
TheTourist90
NR
Just under 25 minutes, God has nothing to do with this... is a wicked, powerful and unique experience and is certainly unlike anything else out right now. I love the samples on this thing, they stay true to the original and adding its own spin on it. This whole project is just so eerie and raw even if most of these songs are under 3 minutes, Backxwash just sound so powerful on this project and it’s like she wants vengeance on someone, or at least something. Do wish it was longer though, ... read more
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Track List

  1. God Has Nothing to Do With This Leave Him Out of It
  2. Black Magic (feat. Ada Rook)
  3. Spells (feat. Devi McCallion)
  4. Black Sheep
  5. Hell's Interlude (feat. Fatherfake)
  6. Into the Void (feat. Malldate)
  7. Adolescence
  8. Amen
  9. Heaven's Interlude (feat. Skin)
  10. Redemption (feat. Will Owen Bennett)
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Added on: April 20, 2020