First things first, look at that cover art - as minimal as it is, there's something sexy about the band logo being embedded inside a Sub Woofer. This coincides with the title of the first track, 'I feel Bass (Over Dose Version)', and the idea behind the release is immediate. BASS. I've never, ever been one to complain about Bass, and this track indeed is laden with it, to the point where when the track reaches it's progression near the end, it's like an Explosion. Very Trancey, very climactic.
The exective decision made by Nemesis and B.R.K to overlay the track with some female sampling also reminds me of Benny Benassi's 'Satisfaction', except Antythesys does not want me to get my satisfaction by destroying my Speakers.
This album is dirty, sweaty, drug laden and pounded with energy. I can honestly imagine Alien Vampires merging with S.A.M to create this orgy of Bass, Speed, and seriously heavy Industrial.
The inlay carries a limited selection of lyrics, simplistic yet highly effective. Take 'Motherfucker' for example; the annotation underneath it consists of simply "This is what you are, the only thing you are".
Antythesys, importantly has done Three important things on this CD.
- Firstly, they've put out something with some of the best Production I've ever heard.
-Secondly, They've re-opened the old debate of whether intense and detailed lyrics are necessary in Hard Industrial. Some bands (Surgyn) can pull it off, but most cannot, and in this case, the work is mostly Instrumental, and needs no additional weight.
-Finally, They have turned me from hater to admirer, and if you haven't yet been able to ascertain why, listen to the masterclass in Dance that is 'Inferno'.
I have to say that my experience of taking Drugs is both in the past, and limited, but I just know that this album under the influence will kick your ass like you've never experienced.
Heavy, Dirty, Fun. I'll be needing that Pie now, honey.
1 I Feel Bass (Overdose Version)
2 All About You
4 Thrilled To Kill
5 Suicide Music (Overdose Version)
6 Load Your Guns
8 Ada Makes The Machine Sing (Nemesis Rmx)
9 All About You (Twice In Your Face Version)
10 Swallow You All
11 Point Blank (Out Of Time)
12 Up Your Skirt
07 Sep 2011
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