Messiah ‎– There Is No Law

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There Is No Law
There Is No Law (Rap Edit)
Is Anyone Still Alive (Anarchy Mix)

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hutcho

hutcho

March 13, 2014
edited over 2 years ago
referencing There Is No Law, 12", KICK 10

My copy of this (as shown above NOT the promo) arrived 4.11.91 - so the release date is really '91 here...
breakbeatscientist

breakbeatscientist

October 19, 2012
referencing There Is No Law, 12", KICK 10

'There Is No Law' is my absolute favorite Messiah track. If ever there was a track which sums up the description of heavy metal hardcore, then this is it. Simple but heavy amen breaks, blatant vocal samples (The Cult, Jimi Hendrix, N.W.A. and the movie 'Class Of 1999'), rumbling basslines and an overwhelming, invigorating energy to the track. It may not be big or clever but bloody hell does it make you want to get your arse moving.

The 'Rap Edit' is virtually the same, but with added vocals adding an extra layer of rabble-rousingness to the anarchic feel of the tune and goin on in a similar 'lawless' theme 'Is Anyone Still Alive (Anarchy Mix)' finishes of the EP with a crunching breakbeat, as mentioned by a previous reviewer, sampled from Moby's 'Go'. A stabbed to pieces mentasm riff provides a background hoover melody and is overlaid by a variety of samples.

Messiah back in their heyday were never known to make a boring track, and all tunes featured on this vinyl area perfect example of diverse rhythms and eclectic sampling. And to top it off, this goes for pennies too.
Stakkertoo

Stakkertoo

February 19, 2009
referencing There Is No Law, 12", KICK 10
Remember this tune like it was yesterday, just picked up a new piece of vinyl to replace my old one. Nice. Real nice. Even though it's not in the spirit of rave, I always had a soft spot for the rap version, but what a mean tune!!

The b side track sounds very like early Moby. It's also very very similar to the b side of temple of dreams, messiah's much bigger follow up from 1992.
scherben

scherben

December 7, 2004
edited over 11 years ago
referencing There Is No Law, 12", KICK 10

Breakbeat rave tune using the mentasm bassline, operatic voices and police sirens. Is Anyone Still Alive opens with a sample from the nuclear war film, The Day After.