Kanye West Jesus Is King
Jesus Is King by Kanye West might not be an album you’d expect to see on Super Metal World! We decided to explore a new episode format where we will be listening to an album that is as far removed from metal as possible. Kanye’s Jesus Is King seemed like a great place to start.
The album was released on October 25th. It’s Kanye’s 9th studio album and was met with mixed reviews. Kanye has recently suffered criticism for his sudden foray into Christianity. Some claiming it’s a scheme while others are noting his passion and commitment. Regardless of those reviews, Kanye has made an effort to expand his musical pallet. For good or ill, this is one of his most unique albums.
As a rule of thumb, pop albums don’t have an extensive run time, but Jesus Is King blows most out of the water. It’s surprisingly short, clocking in at just 27 minutes. It’s shorter than many grindcore albums!
In this episode you’ll hear Michael and Danielle attempt to go deep into the mind of Kanye West. Track-by-track.
According to a Metalhead
Why review this album? As metalheads, we are fortunate to have a huge variety of music to consume. From progressive metal to death metal to grindcore, there’s something to satisfy everyone. This huge variety can keep us trapped in our genre, however. By listening to other forms of music we view as extremely different from metal, we can learn to appreciate metal even more. It may even expand our personal pallets.
It’s without a doubt that Kanye’s music is extraordinarily different than anything you’d find in the metal section of your local record store. What’s will a metalhead’s immediate reaction be to it? Revulsion? Acceptance? Perhaps even enjoyment? Listen to find out! It will be, without a doubt, an interesting experience.
Michael & Ty