Death Grips is a difficult yet enthralling project, where the glitched-out productions of blastbeat drummer Zach Hill
and keyboardist Andy Morin accent the violently yelled raps of vocalist Stefan Burnett.
The experimental hip-hop project started out in Sacramento, California and put out its first mixtape, Exmilitary, in 2011. Despite the album's raging intensity, it became a favorite among critics upon its release. Following a signing to Epic
, Death Grips released The Money Store in 2012. The label planned on delivering the follow-up album, No Love Deep Web, that same year, but when Death Grips released it themselves as a free download, the group was let go from Epic
. An official release of No Love Deep Web appeared in 2013 on the group's own imprint, Third Worlds
, just as the band released their third album, Government Plates, as a free download. In 2014, the group announced they were breaking up, with The Powers That B their final album. The double-LP was officially released in 2015, but the first half leaked in 2014 as Niggas on the Moon, an album constructed from vocal samples of singer/songwriter Björk
. The second half, titled Jenny Death, was a more traditional Death Grips effort. The ensemble then embarked on a world tour in the summer of 2015, and announced their fifth LP, Bottomless Pit, later that year. The album arrived in early 2016 to widespread acclaim. ~ Jason Lymangrover, Rovi