Killarmy

Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars

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The fact that Killarmy's debut Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars was co-released on Wu-Tang Records suggests that the hardcore crew is part of the Wu-Tang Clan. In reality, the group has more in common with Master P's legion of ripoff artists on No Limit, the label that co-released Silent Weapons. Killarmy is a low-rent Wu-Tang, approximating some of the spare, haunting menace of RZA's productions, but without the tough, clever raps that make Wu-Tang so distinctive. Unlike many imitations, Killarmy is actually enjoyable -- several of the tracks have catchy, noisy hooks and beats, and the group's rhymes have potential. Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars is too long to make a large impact -- especially since they repeat many of their best ideas over the course of the record -- but when its consumed in small doses, it's quite enjoyable.

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