Review: Cypress Hill III: Temples of Boom
Album: III: Temples of Boom
Release: October 1995
Location: U.S. - Los Angeles, CA
'Temples of Boom' is Cypress Hill’s defining classic.
Cypress Hill released two highly regarded, smoked-out classics prior to this, but they shifted their sound over on ‘Temples of Boom’, resulting in a darker, moody classic that ranks among the best that hip-hop has to offer. Although the subject matter expressed on here is largely the same as before, the amazing beats and production from DJ Muggs puts in a whole new territory. ‘Temples of Boom’ is a consistently superb album, and one that truly benefits from being listened to from beginning to end. Although Cypress Hill have had albums that sold significantly more than this one, ‘Temples of Boom’ remains their best work and one album that I doubt they will ever top.Rating: 5 out of 5
Cypress Hill also plans on releasing another album sometime this year. Let’s just hope it’s better than their mediocre last effort, ‘Till Death Do Us Part.