3. King Geedorah - Take Me To Your Leader (2003)
"Geedorah is a space monster. He's not from the Earth. I made it different on purpose." -- DOOM on Take Me To Your Leader
DOOM's inhabiting the three-headed monster from Godzilla movies may be his most successful sidestep yet. As King Geedorah, DOOM took the chance to make an album that's quite odd. A number of the tracks feature members of the Monsta Island Czars collective (Rodan, Gigan, MF Grimm, etc.) in full force, often rapping over songs that ride one loop for several minutes. The sample audio quality is generally horrible, and the music chosen can be distorted or ambient, as on "No Snakes Alive."
But Take Me To Your Leader somehow manages to impress the whole way through, with King Geedorah giving space to tracks like Gigan's "Krazy World," the mumbly whims of which at first alienate us, then hypnotically draw us in.
In the beginning, the album's outer-space vibes seem too difficult to groove to, but by the halfway point we can't wait for Mr. Fantastik to spread the word "expeditiously" over an entire bar. The attention to language astounds, as always, with DOOM often playing the role of town crier ("Render unto Geedorah what is Geedorah's!"). But DOOM's relative absence as rapper and extreme presence as a producer allows him to patronize rappers that he does support, and to entice us as listeners to really think about the environments created by our music. As such, the sound collage elements flow flawlessly, making Take Me To Your Leader a great story if nothing else, and an incredible representation of monster movie hysteria that shouldn't be missed.