HIS HAPPINESS SHALL COME FIRST EVEN THOUGH WE ARE SUFFERING

Backxwash - HIS HAPPINESS SHALL COME FIRST EVEN THOUGH WE ARE SUFFERING
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2022 Ratings: #28 / 760
User Score
Based on 314 ratings
2022 Ratings: #18
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Distorted Sound

Many will have been convinced of her quality long before now, but HIS HAPPINESS SHALL COME FIRST EVEN THOUGH WE ARE SUFFERING proves yet again that we are talking about an artist of the very highest pedigree.

90
Loud and Quiet

HIS HAPPINESS… may not be the experimental overhaul many expected from an artist constantly breaking new ground to reach the underworld beneath, but it is a refinement of a style so uniquely and ferociously her own.

84
Beats Per Minute

With His Happiness Shall Come First Even Though We Are Suffering, Mutinta completes her heroic triptych.

80
Kerrang!
Backxwash aren't the easiest proposition. This is extreme music heavy in both sound and content. But this is also part of the strength of the album. It is unflinching in its subject matter and depth of its darkness, just as it is unafraid to be exactly what it is. And that's something quite unlike anything else you'll hear in 2022.
80
The Needle Drop

His Happiness shares a lot in common with its two preceding albums, but bears some slight improvements in intensity and versatility.

BaddieBaphomet
100

It’s the BaddieBaphomet Halloween Spooktacular!!

Yeah I know it’s not October anymore but I don’t care, I’m doing a Halloween episode because I love horror. That’s probably shocking to absolutely no one (it’s basically a requirement to be a member of The Alphabet Mafia and my name is literally a reference to a demon), but yeah, catch me on a Tuesday night and you’ll likely find me consuming some piece of horror media. There’s so much to love; ... read more

BradTasteMusic
82

Definitely worth the wait for the fans of the last project. This album is definitely one of the best hip-hop projects of the year for me. The flow is amazing, and rarely am I not at the edge of my seat. I wasn’t in love with every hook on here, and some songs just sounded better than others, but the ideas are amazing. It’s a very satisfying listen, and I highly recommend to anyone.

koxtil
96

I didn't expect the Regular Show reference to go as hard as it did.

nino21321312312
70

HIS HAPPINESS SHALL COME FIRST EVEN THOUGH WE ARE SUFFERING is an enjoyable album that has some heavy production and good performance from Backxwash, but I feel like I'm listening to the fnaf soundtrack. Sometimes is just too egdy for me with the lyrics and tone of some of the tracks.

emergencydog
79

Horrorcore was quite popular back in the days when I was at high school. 15 years passed, and this is very different from horrorcore we knew back then. It is much more aggressive, intense, straight-forward and metal-inspired. In this regard Backxwash is similar to acts like Ghostemane or Scarlxrd who use similar metal beats to create sinister horror-movie-like atmosphere. Above that, here there is a layer of industrial metal with its often use of samples, repetitive riffs and lyrics. ... read more

ThomasGuy
81

While I don't feel as though Backxwash's new record is necessarily as strong as her previous, I can nonetheless praise it for not only being just plain great in its own right, but also for its uniqueness and tendency to deviate from the path paved by "I LIE HERE BURIED...". While there are plenty of moments on this record that don't feel all too different from the rest of Backxwash's discography, this album as a whole is far more sonically devastating than her 2021 affair. Each and ... read more

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Track List

1KUTALI
0:50
66
2VIBANDA
5:41
88
3NYAMA
4:22
87
4MUZUNGU
4:09
84
5ZIGOLO
4:53
83
6MULUNGU
2:03
83
7JUJU
4:35
90
8NFWITI
4:27
79
9KUMOTO
3:52
83
10MUKAZI
3:21
90
Total Length: 38 minutes

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Added on: July 14, 2022