“When Darkness Falls” is hands down my favorite song off Arms and Hammers. It’s everything that is SAS. It’s very obviously West Coast, but at the same time it’s not the prototypical six-four swervin’, hydraulics bouncin’, ole’ English pourin’ gangsta rap that comes to mind with the L.A. stereotype. The trio’s unorthodox style really stands out from the crowd but Marsha’s soft, smooth hook still keeps it familiar enough to appeal to more than just the diehard fans.
And as a whole, the album is a solid piece of work. In fact, I’m going to go out on a whim and say that it’s the most slept-on album of it’s quality to come out this year. And it probably will remain that way at the very least until the world ends again in October.