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Simply amazing! a contender for 2007 DnB album of the year (easily)
on 19 June 2007
In drawing parallels, I think this album is every bit as good as Pendulum's hold your colour, in fact, if you miss that kind of sound, buy this, its simply awesome! It has many elements of the Pendulum type sound, but also seems to fuse london elektricity type fast soul music, awe inspiring production skills, and finally, it sounds absolutely mindblowing!! Of the 250 or so drum and bass album/compilations i own, this is in the top 3!
Here is why:
Track 1 is very a'la'pendulumesque, but I arguably Matrix and Futurebound can claim plenty of original moments in this track. The track works well! great guitar solos and riffs, bassline, rolling beats and a cinematic polished sound. Nice!
Track 2 (Knite Riderz) is arguably the best track on the album, the original dub plate had no Mc Spyda vocals. Although they are a bit of a let down because I would have liked the music to be completely heard for its instrumental beauty, some consolation can be taken in the fact that at least non-DnB fans might enjoy the track. The real beauty of this track is in the nightrider theme intro which is very heavy! The drop is great and the hook is absolutely superb! and overall production quality is rather good!
Track 3 is pure fast soul music! if you like London elektricity's sound, you will love this one. It is an absolutely superb track!
Track 4 is great rock and drum and bass but would have been better without the vocal in my opinion, but still a good track none the less.
Track 6 - sand storm is deep, soulful, and euphoric. A true soulful gem of a track! Like track 3, great fast soul music, with some cool bongos too!
Track 7 is a drum and bass disco number, with a "reach out" vocal sample, the drop gradually builds and the drop happens and the track continues to pick up the pace and goes from strength to strength.
Track 8- American Beauty theme music remix, very nice!
Track 9 - features a vocal from Robert Owens, and I could swear they have picked some ideas from the bassline in LTJ Bukem's 'demons theme', I am not overly impressed with the vocal pre drop, but once the track drops, the vocals are great, and the track then delivers pure joy!
Track 10: out of this world! I love this track to bits, one of the best drum and bass moments of 2007! I could actually mistake it for a Pendulum track, but Matrix and Futurebound actually have plenty of their ideas in it too and at the end of the day, who cares as long as it sounds great, which this does!!
Track 11: Simply great! Starts off on a real rock flavour, but after a few seconds it becomes evident that this is drum and bass. It is my favourite track on the album. The vocal is great, the bass is crazy! the electric guitars are superb.