Alec Empire ‎– The Destroyer

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The US versions of the album contain modified artwork, a different track order as well as 3 new tracks from 1997 releases substituting 3 previous ones.

Tracklist

Untitled 0:21
We All Die! 7:07
Suicide 4:54
Bang Your Head! 5:37
Don't Lie, White Girl! 4:35
Fire Bombing 4:17
I Just Wanna Destroy… 4:51
Bonus Beats 4:03
Nobody Gets Out Alive! 5:34
My Body Cannot Die 4:25
The Peak 3:54
Heartbeat That Isn't There 3:08
I Don't Care What Happens 5:11
My Face Would Crack 6:46
Pleasure Is Our Business (Live!) 7:48
Untitled 0:07

Versions (5)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DHR CD 4 Alec Empire The Destroyer(CD, Album) Digital Hardcore Recordings (DHR) DHR CD 4 UK 1996 Sell This Version
DHR LP 4 Alec Empire The Destroyer(2xLP, Album) Digital Hardcore Recordings (DHR) DHR LP 4 UK 1996 Sell This Version
DHR LP 16 Alec Empire The Destroyer(2xLP, Album) Digital Hardcore Recordings (DHR) DHR LP 16 US 1998 Sell This Version
DHR CD 16 Alec Empire The Destroyer(CD, Album) Digital Hardcore Recordings (DHR) DHR CD 16 US 1998 Sell This Version
EYHOMP3007 Alec Empire The Destroyer(16xFile, MP3, Album, RE, 320) Eat Your Heart Out EYHOMP3007 2008

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Acidtabloid

Acidtabloid

June 28, 2015
referencing The Destroyer, 2xLP, Album, DHR LP 4

Essential digital breakcore!!!

Harsh foundations. Noisy as fuck - Empire style. Maxed out, jacked up on pills and sleepless nights. This could be your entry drug into gabber, digital hardcore, fringe jungle and most definitely breakcore!
kamikaze_deadboy

kamikaze_deadboy

June 15, 2015
referencing The Destroyer, CD, Album, DHR CD 4
Amazingly brutal release. combining the aggro of punk, the energetic styling of rave and old jungle and a very fetal essence of breakcore and you get the destroyer. from the intro of the Empire's popular sampling of 3x3 eyes, It opens with "We all die!" which is a no holds barred attack on the ears renders the listener into a violent world of molotov cocktails, before leading to the dance floor for "Suicide". the aggro continues thru out, leading up to "The Peak", which is nosebleedingly fast, with the amen break never sounding so hardcore!

amidst the chaos, the samples are quite interesting too- halfway thru the ultimately aggressive "The Peak" Empire took time to sample scumpunk GG Allin's final interview on american television, cutting in the finest bits of the Gravediggaz's first LP and various screams from the german dub of Child's Play. Definitely one that set the bar. own it.
Numanoid

Numanoid

August 10, 2013
referencing The Destroyer, CD, Album, DHR CD 4
[quote Alec's liner notes]"I hate people who romanticise [sic] death - this is not what it's all about! At the end of all this we all gonna die and that's it! Not more and not less! You f**king religious idiots stupid like shit".[/end quote] Just purchased this CD earlier this week, haven't got the time to listen to it yet, but this quote gave me at least an hors d'oeuvre laugh out loud value for my money. Man Alec, how hardcore can you get?
Chimiel

Chimiel

April 27, 2012
referencing The Destroyer, CD, Album, DHR CD 4
It is indeed a cool release. I even took a time to get used to the music but it is very nice, and the names of the titles are cool. I got familliar with the track "Suicide" and after listening I was very curious to the whole album and I am happy to buy it soon.
Burninate

Burninate

November 30, 2011
referencing The Destroyer, CD, Album, DHR CD 4
Without a doubt one of the most blood boiling and angry records i have ever heard, not even topped by the intensity of many extreme metal acts, this album is his finest solo release beyond a shadow of a doubt. Many claim this to be the first "breakcore" album, and if this is true. breakcore's first release is also it's finest.
thezovietdada

thezovietdada

March 17, 2006
edited over 9 years ago
referencing The Destroyer, CD, Album, DHR CD 4
An absolutely raw and groundbreaking release. Such an uncompromisingly intense album must have been revolutionary in its day. Works rather well because of its minimalism and primitivism, a real punk jungle album. As intense as any modern "powernoize" album with the wreckage of rave/jungle culture to give it a tasteful edge. Alec always appears more focused and balanced when working solo as opposed to his ATR outings, especially before ATR's demise (when his sound took many of ATR's pretensions), and this is the most shining album I've seen from him.