Trial by Fire

Yelawolf - Trial by Fire
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Based on 25 ratings
2017 Ratings: #513
October 27, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Slumerican, Shady, Interscope / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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For those who’ve been following along with his journey, Trial By Fire is the culmination of the promise and potential he’s shown throughout the years.


Despite all these disparate ingredients in Yelawolf's hick-hop stew, it remains cohesive both as a reflection of his artistic ambitions and a product that is likely to please his audience. He's searching for poignancy and artistic maturity and, here and there, he manages to hit the mark on Trial by Fire.

A shell of his former self as a rapper, this transition to slow-paced raps over banjo and country samples that Shady and Interscope have encouraged continues to immensely disappoint. I'd rather hear him snapping at high speeds over Trunk Muzik style beats. Fuck Kid Rock!
It is one of the best albums of the year definitely, the only things I don't like about the album are the feature choices. I would have preferred appearances from the Shady Records crew, such as Eminem or Slaughterhouse rather than putting Kid Rock on to pay homage to him and Juicy J for the same reason, outside of that I love this album, especially the track Sabrina, fuck man if you haven't heard this album atleast listen to Sabrina and Row Your Boat.
"Trial By Fire" continues to show Yelawolf's transformation. Gone are the days with constant heavy rapping, rather it's fueled by emotion and it's clear to see how well that's working for him. The album is less country than "Love Story", but it still has that vibe throughout the album. Personally, I think this is his best album that he's put out. It shows how much he's grown as an artist and has now become one of the more original artists in the game. Songs like "Get ... read more
could't be better #whiskey #daylight
Best country rap out there
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Track List

  1. Trial By Fire
  2. Shadows (feat. Joshua Hedley)
  3. Get Mine (feat. Kid Rock)
  4. Son of a Gun
  5. Ride Or Die
  6. Struggle Speaks (Interlude)
  7. Daylight
  8. Do For Love
  9. Punk (feat. Travis Barker & Juicy J)
  10. Row Your Boat
  11. True To Yourself (feat. Bones Owens)
  12. Sabrina
  13. Violin (feat. Lee Brice)
  14. Keeps Me Alive (feat. Wynonna Judd)
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Added on: October 9, 2017