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5.0 out of 5 stars Kryptonite? more like dynamite!!, 11 Sep 2010
This review is from: Kryptonite (Audio CD)
I have stopped buying a lot of d n b over the last couple of years. Safe to say, i am truly sick of 170 bpm but at the same time, if music isnt 170bpm,I generallly dont like it(junkie??) - producers I need better quality sound! Having sampled 1 minute clips of each track, I HAD to buy this album. There are about 3 non dnb tracks which are each superbly produced. So thats the slow ones dealt with!

Overall, the production quality throughout this album is out of this world! It sounds a lot more polished than normal dnb albums. And although I still like Pendulum, I think Fresh gives them a music education on this album, seriously!
I have been collecting d n b since around 1996 and own hundreds of albums. I absolutely love the title track "kryptonite". This track alone had me pull my credit card out. It has everything I want out of a drum and bass track. The drums take a back seat and the track is made by the atmospheric sounds and the fantastic rhythm. Acid rain is just plain dirty. Talk box takes you on a great journey with a big melody that keeps the track fresh all the way through.

My only little niggling problem with this album is that it contains old tracks like hypercaine, gold dust and heavyweight which I have owned for a while and happen to be the main DnB tracks that make up this album. So it isn't as "fresh" as I would have liked. Apologies for the horrible pun by the way.

Of these 3, the heaviest is "heavyweight". It has that 1996-1997 feel to it, and then after 20 add seconds in, the mayhem begins with some big big sounds and some rolling bass line and then once fresh is done with this, he then adds some gut busting bass stabs to make sure you are overpowered! It just keeps morphing and morphing all the way through - What a tune!!

Hypercaine is well produced and has great vocals. It is a top tune (even though I owned it already).

Overall, a much better offering than Fresh's last offering in every way and I really really like the sound on this album when played on 5:1 surround sound.
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