While the world went crazy over Odd Future in 2011, Death Grips’ debut mixtape Exmilitary crawled into consciousness; a collection of songs far more twisted and shocking than any number of homophobic slurs and rape jokes coming from Tyler and his crew. The Money Store, the trio’s first major label release, expands upon their debut’s punk-rap base to create a sonic Molotov cocktail of metal, extreme electronica and synth-pop. MC Ride showcases his versatility, with the paranoid murmur on opener ‘Get Got’; a departure from his usual tortured, guttural screams, whilst elsewhere spitting forth diatribes on homelessness (‘Lost Boys’) and society’s desensitisation to violence (‘I’ve Seen Footage’). The beats on the album, provided by Flatlander and underpinned by Zach Hill’s frenzied drumming, seem built for a dancefloor in an underground bunker from a dystopian future, particularly ‘System Blower’, a dark monolith of a track with throbbing bass and electronic bleeps. While The Money Store may be challenging and at times suffers from too many ideas being thrown together at once, it’s a raw visceral thrill that grips you by the throat and refuses to let go.