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Without Warning: an Album Review

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Without Warning is a Halloween themed album. (Complex)

By RITHWIK GUPTA
Staff Writer

Releasing prior to Halloween, Offset and 21 Savage alongside one of the biggest music producers in hip-hop, Metro Boomin, released their new album, Without Warning. Known for turning killing into more of a game in the album Savage Mode, 21 Savage and Metro Boomin switch up from their normal flow of hyped-up gang life to a more spooky and supernatural themed music.

The music composed in Without Warning is filled with flat chords and wolf howls to create a spooky tone and give off an ominous vibe, contributing to the Halloween theme that the album was going for.

The album starts off with “Ghostface Killers,” featuring Travis Scott, which lyrically is an unoriginal song talking about how the rappers are tough and you shouldn’t mess with them. As a result, this is kind of a weak start to the track. The title of the song comes from one of the members of the influential Wu-Tang Clan, Ghostface Killah. “Ric Flair Drip,” named after WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair, is the most bass-heavy song the album. As a result, Ric Flair Drip is the most popular song on the track due to the bass creating an environment in which listeners get hyped. “Nightmare” is a unique song on the album, incorporating Halloween with references to Freddy Krueger, a character from the A Nightmare on Elm Street film series. The Halloween vibes continue during the transition from “My Choppa Hate N****s” to “Nightmare” incorporating wolf howls.

With only ten songs on the track, this Halloween-themed album is not very long. Overall, despite the weak start to the track, the music and beats are unique through the incorporation of Halloween-themed tones to give off an ominous and spooky tone to listeners.

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