The Torture Papers is the debut album from Hip Hop collective Army of the Pharaohs, released March 21, 2006 on Babygrande Records. The crew was established in 1998 by Jedi Mind Tricks rapper Vinnie Paz, and originally featured Paz, Chief Kamachi, Esoteric, Virtuoso and Bahamadia. Virutoso and Bahamadia later split from the group, which now conists of Paz, Chief Kamachi, 7L & Esoteric, Apathy, Crypt the Warchild & Planetary of Outerspace, King Syze, Reef the Lost Cauze, Faez One, Des Devious and Celph Titled. An Army of the Pharaohs collaboration album was rumored to be in the works for years, but was often delayed due to separate projects and internal problems. The constant delays lead to The Torture Papers being one of the most anticipated underground Hip Hop albums of the new millennium.

1. Battle Cry feat. Apathy, King Syze, Crypt The Warchild, Des Devious, Esoteric, Chief Kamaci, Planetary, Celph Titled, Vinny Paz (Prod. by Shuko)
2. Gorillas feat. Crypt The Warchild, Esoteric, Apathy, Planetery (Prod. by DC The MIDI Alien)
3. Henry The 8th feat. Vinnie Paz, Chief Kamachi, Reef The Lost Cause, Planetary (Prod. by Undefined)
4. Pull The Pins Out feat. Celph Titled, Esoteric (Prod. by Beyonder)
5. Tear It Down feat. Reef The Lost Cauze, Planetary, Vinnie Paz (Prod. by Loptimist)
6. Into The Arms Of Angels feat.Faez One, Crypt The Warchild, Vinnie Paz (Prod. by Rain)
7. The Torture Papers feat. Celph Titled, Planetary, Apathy (Prod. by Apathy)
8. Listen Up feat. Celph Titled, Esoteric, Crypt The Warchild (Prod. by 7L)
9. All Shall Perish feat. Chief Kamachi, King Syze, Vinny Paz (Prod. by Shuko)
10. Wrath Of Gods feat. Apathy, Esoteric, Planetary, Des Devious (Prod. by DC The MIDI Alien)
11. Narrow Grave feat. Chief Kamachi, King Syze, Planetary (Prod. by Villa The White Shadow)
12. Feast Of Wolves feat. Vinny Paz, Apathy, Celph Titled (Prod. by Oaks & Celph Titled)
13. King Among Kings feat. Chief Kamachi, Vinnie Paz, Esoteric, Celph Titled (Prod. by 7L)

A straight up classic for me, I love AOTP and this album should be in every real hip hop heads collection. The main standout MC's for me on this album were Reef The Lost Cauze, Apathy, Celph Titled, Chief Kamachi & Planetary. All have their part to play though in making this album a true nod to that gutter underground boom bap sound with murder-death-kill lyrics, it don't get much harder than this. Make sure you cop this if you ain't already... Long Live The Army!!!