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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djrobovw1

djrobovw1

October 17, 2017
edited about 1 month ago
referencing There Is No Law / Temple Of Dreams (Foreplay), 12", KICK 10
if there is any version of ( there is no law ) that you need its this copy, the brilliantly harder version A Side, and on the flip you get it again but with roof ripping rap vocals that kind of remind you of the public enemy days.few words to sum up this 12", bad ass mother fucking tunes. classic hard as nails rave. BANGING.
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Temple of dreams on this copy is a very large hardcore version, the best in my opinion & as it states above.
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track AA2 is the first appearence of 'Temple Of Dreams' which
in this version had never been officially released, due to copyright violation.
only about 50 pieces had found their way out into public.

khmerwolf

khmerwolf

July 16, 2017
referencing There Is No Law, 12", KICK 10
Contains a sample from the movie 'Class Of 1999' - Peace!
ucci

ucci

September 26, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
referencing There Is No Law, CD, Maxi, KICK 10 CD
What a coincidence! I recorded the opening to Mark L Lester's Class of 1999 so I could have it as my alarm wake up tone in the morning many years ago. The "There is no law" is taken from that intro,where in a future America high schools would be surrounded by a free fire zone where gangs had taken over and the police would dare not enter. Early Beltram classic, the samples on YouTube sound very flat indeed. Not indicative of the well produced dutch hardcore on the original media.
hutcho

hutcho

March 13, 2014
edited over 3 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 13 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.