Cage has been releasing music for over a decade-long enough to gain him a cult-like following of fans and a sizeable gaggle of haters. But Hell‘s Winter, his debut on the Def Jux label, is indisputably well produced, no matter how much folks may want to dislike it. With beats by some of the best in this new wave of hip-hop production (DJ Shadow, El-P, RJD2, Camu Tao), Cage would be hard pressed to mess this album up. His lyrics may forever be teenage angst-y, depressive and angry, but this album is far from amateurish.