Johnny Violent delivers hard and fast gabba in Life of Destructor. ELECTRIC CHAIR and HARDCORE MOTHERFUCKER will be the delight of the techno-loving masses, with the language most likely upsetting your friends and family. JOAN is another hard-hitting track from the album, providing an intersting twist to the tale (in much the same way MASOCHIST from "Killing God" spat out.) WE WILL BREAK and DESTRUCTOR'S FALL serve up a less frenzied helping of Johnny's EBM talents for perusal, whilst DEATH OF A CHILD completes the piece on a more sombre note. Ultraviolence is the best gabba sound available, and this album isn't to be missed. Offensive language is used infrequently, but never spoils the ear-splitting wonder that is Life of Destructor.
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Violent...5 Jun. 2004
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OK, so most metal fans are not exactly enamoured with electronic or dance music, but this could knock your head off at 50 paces. This is not your wimpy house/trance/jungle/gabba/acid or whatever the hell it's called. This is not for tarty teenage girls and effeminate teenage boys in old warehouses to wave glowsticks around to while tripping on the designer drug of the month. This is hardcore, motherf***er. I'm really at a loss to describe the sounds contained on this album, as they are beyond my normal vocabulary, but I'll give it a go. There are beats as big as any produced by Manowar's Drums of Doom. There are mechanical rhythms which would not be out of place in a steel mill or foundry. There are movie soundtrack orchestrations. There are samples distorted to alien realms. There are drones, scrapes, electronic blurs, static soaked hammering, stress inducing pounding, militaristic marches and a lot of indescribable noise. Imagine the Decepticons (the bad guys from the `Transformers') teamed up with Hal 9000, the homicidal computer from `2001 A Space Odyssey', and `Terminator's T-1000. You end up with a psychotic relentless robotic maniac, and this is his favourite album. "The Only Love" is a surprise in brutal subtlety. A haunting female vocal over a gentle synth orchestral background is disturbed by depraved laughter and then suddenly obliterated by power violence machinegun fire. While the average metal fan might be hard pressed to sit through this, `Life Of Destructor' is worth a listen, if only to shatter a few myths about dance music and to discover something a bit different.