16 PAD NOISE TERRORIST: Zeit CD HANDS

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16 PAD NOISE TERRORIST: Zeit   CD HANDS

The inclusion of a pair of 3D glasses had me sat staring at the cover for t-minus ten seconds whilst a headache ensued; but either way it’s a nice inclusion and did make me smile somewhat.

After the so-so album “Evilution’ I was seriously hoping for something from this artist to step up to the plate; and luckily the piercing Dub-Step infused ‘Fright Night Overdrive’, obliges.   With a subtle infusion of Bassline, all the essential wobbles and grinds tear through the speakers with a vengeance and allow for the up-paced ‘Angst’ to get away with it’s playful clowning Drum n’ Bass.

The breakcore of ‘Winter’, crashed through after being lulled into a false sense of security with blissful ambient; unrelenting and living up to his chosen moniker, this is exactly what I expected from his previous instalment (and this time it is delivered).

Much of ‘Zeit’ follows the formula as before and this is no bad thing. The necessary drive, tinged with humour that was missing from before, is all too evident here; and coupled with an expansive production and punchy clarity; there is much on here to decimate your neighbours with. Yes, the Dub-Step/Breakcore/Drum n’ Bass market has been taken to task by our scene before and whilst this is anathema to many within the Industrial umbrella, it’s a valid representation of sound that interweaves within noise circles well.

16 Pad Noise Terrorist ensues here that his name serves him well; and ‘Zeit’ (even though it’s hard to stomach in one sitting) serves him emphatically as a solid professional album, that I can only imagine as brutal in a live environment.

9/10

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