It's not a classic...
But it's definitely DMX's best and most cohesive album. The one that most defines him in my mind.
"It's Dark and Hell is Hot" has always been overrated as hell to me.
You're definitely entitled to your opinion, but I'm curious to know what you like more about "Flesh of my Flesh."
The production on "It's Dark" is eons better, the rapping is better, and it certainly holds up better today. Maybe it's just because I hate Swizz Beatz so much, but I think "Flesh of my Flesh" has a LOT of forgettable songs... I like pretty much every track on "It's Dark."