In anticipation of his upcoming December 26th headlining performance at the annual hardcore Sting festival in Jamaica (which also features Vybz Kartel who spoke of plans to “kill” Bounty Killer in a lyrical clash), Bounty Killer is once again trodding the road of his Warlord ways with the release of the 5-track “Raising Hell On Hellboy” EP. History has learned that the ‘Warlord’ is at his very best when he’s “Cross, Angry & Mi-his-erable” with only one goal in mind namely annihilation of the enemy. And indeed, Bounty Killer is in real good form on his first multi-track release in years on which he lyrically disses Vybz Kartel. Here you get hardcore dancehall — songs hard like blue steel iron with explicit lyrics and hard-hitting rugged riddims.
Things get started in fine style with the wicked “Gangstas Straight” on the “Darker Days” riddim, done in combination with Assaillant aka The War Machine (member of the Alliance crew), but it’s “Ungrateful Hellboy” and then the truly awesome “Mi Enemies” that outmatch the EP opener. Also very strong efforts are “Chatta Box” and “Wata Tune”, both delivered over the same riddim. Bounty Killer’s tone on these two songs is pure warfare.
This EP is definitely not one for the faint-hearted, but for those who like complete unadulterated-pure-undiluted-raw-to-the-core dancehall music.