Album Review – “Babylon You Doom” by Ras Shiloh
I first became aware of Ras Shiloh when a friend returned from a reggae festival in California, and presented me with his latest cd “Babylon You Doom”. Immediately after receiving it I begain to air it on our weekly reggae radio program, Iyah Music broadcasting on KUNM 89.9 FM.
I was fortunate enough to see Ras Shiloh perform at the Palo Soleri Amphitheater in Santa Fe, New Mexico during a reggae concert that featured a heap of artists touring the country.
“Babylon You Doom” released on the Shiloh B Records label is a well produced album with heavy emphasis on electronic drumming. I believe that this album which is an exceptional piece of artistic work, is Ras Shiloh’s best to this day. When he emerged on the reggae scene many saw him as the artist capable of filling the void left with the untimely death of Garnett Silk.
The entire album was well received by the listeners of the Iyah Music Show and over the years I have played songs from this album many times with my all time favorite being “At Evening”, followed by Sam Cooke’s song “Change Is Gonna Come”, and then “Travel Lite”.
I would give this album a rating of 8.5 on a scale of 1 to 10.
Sources: Wikipedia - Ras Shiloh - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ras_Shiloh Biography - Reggae-Vibes Productions - http://www.reggae-vibes.com/rev_sin/rs-babyl.htm Discography - United Reggae - http://unitedreggae.com/discographies/1998/ras-shiloh-babylon-you-doom;887/