Cannibal Ox – "Scream Phoenix"
Mystic and murky, this gem was stashed as a hidden track at the end of the definitive (get it?) Cold Vein CD. El-P shoots some chirping missiles over rippling synth waves at the outset, reminiscent of a brooding intergalactic space traveller. I can only imagine what kind of drugs El was on when he made this masterpiece. “Scream Phoenix” is a foggy, ethereal closer that could have fit snugly into darker Mortal Kombat scores or the subdued Spy Hunter soundtrack.
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