Metal Heads* ‎– Terminator

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That Side
Terminator 5:29
Kemistry 5:59
This Side
Knowledge 5:15
Sinister 4:55

Versions (13)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SYNTH 003 Metal Heads* Terminator(12") Synthetic Records SYNTH 003 UK 1992 Sell This Version
none Rufige Kru Terminator (Acetate, 12") Reinforced Records none UK 1992 Sell This Version
SYNTHK003 MetalHeads Terminator EP(Cass, EP) Synthetic Records SYNTHK003 UK 1992 Sell This Version
SYNTH 003 Metalheads Terminator(12") Synthetic Records SYNTH 003 UK 1992 Sell This Version
SYNTH 3 Metalheads Terminator(12", Promo) Synthetic Records SYNTH 3 UK 1992 Sell This Version
SYNTH 003 Metalheads Terminator(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Synthetic Records SYNTH 003 UK 1992 Sell This Version
SYNTH 003 Metalheads Terminator(12", TP, W/Lbl) Synthetic Records SYNTH 003 UK 1992 Sell This Version
SYNTH 3 Metalheads Terminator(12", TP, W/Lbl) Synthetic Records SYNTH 3 UK 1992 Sell This Version
none Metalheads Terminator(Acetate, 12") Not On Label none UK 1992 Sell This Version
SYNTHCD 003 Metalheads Terminator(CD, Single) Synthetic Records SYNTHCD 003 UK 1992 Sell This Version
none Metalheads Terminator (Acetate, 10", S/Sided) Not On Label none UK 2002 Sell This Version
none Metal heads* Kemistry VIP(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Rufige Kru Terminator (Acetate, 12") Reinforced Records none UK Unknown Sell This Version

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IanRuth

IanRuth

October 9, 2018
referencing Terminator, Acetate, 12", none
Is this the earliest known plate of Terminator thats been found thus far? Im pretty sure there may even be an earlier one, as Grooverider played Terminator at Amnesia House Book of Love, 27/06/1992
tangee

tangee

September 15, 2018
referencing Terminator, 12", SYNTH 003

The Whole 12" Is A Banger..Every Track Means Something...They Are A Family Of Tunes.
juanchai

juanchai

August 28, 2018
referencing Terminator, 12", SYNTH 003
My pride and joy for 2-3 years before it perished in a house fire in deepest, darkest Wiltshire ... Tears ... :(
8892sales

8892sales

February 11, 2018
referencing Terminator, 12", SYNTH 003

I think Knowledge is probably universally the most underrated track on this groundbreaking EP. When I first heard DJ Jinx playing a Test Pressing of this at Music Power Records in Haringey, north London, it nearly blew my head off. This is the first track I'd heard from the EP long before the main track Terminator itself. And I always much preferred it to be honest. Harking back to a much darker, more techy hardcore. A pummeling in yer face mentasmic past rather than an atmospheric jungle drum n bass future. Much, much darker.

But every track on this release is an equal winner for completely different reasons. Knowledge just brings back more vivid memories on a personal level :) 
teecee

teecee

December 5, 2017
referencing Terminator, 12", SYNTH 003
Just cataloguing another crate from the racks and came across https://www.discogs.com/Mystique-Fire/release/177346 which sounds suspiciously like the source of the phasing synth from Terminator. What do you reckon?
Shaneski75

Shaneski75

November 16, 2017
referencing Terminator, 12", SYNTH 003

if you read the Goldie book 9 lives - you will find out that him and Rob Playford were doing the final mix down for Terminator his "darkcore anthem" as he references it! whilst both on turbo biscuits and Goldie jumped up on the mixing desk and punched the ceiling ............which caused all kinds of drama in the studio.

Anyway first time the track was ever played on British airwaves was Fabio & Grooverider filling in for shitty Steve Jackson on Kiss FM - circa early 1992 (i have the tape ripped to digital if anyones interested) - they played it on DAT and reference Terminator incorrectly as Knowledge, 3-4 months later the track dropped on wax and changed the game for ever.
a track that will remain forever with me.
peace.
eleeut

eleeut

October 23, 2017
referencing Terminator, 12", SYNTH 003
seriously, i can only imagine what it must have been for the first crowds to hear this played back at them. those timestretched drum lines still give me goosebumps from hearing them in my car tape deck from 1993 from some 3rd or 4th gen bootleg hardcore mix that made it cross the Atlantic.
DOCTOR_DIATRIBE23

DOCTOR_DIATRIBE23

June 1, 2017
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Terminator, 12", SYNTH 003
Written-By, Producer – DJ Freebase, Goldie, Markus (Co Pilot To The Stars) Rutherford* ... Must have been a good time in that studio.......... ;)

Knowledge Bends it further... BTW
RanzaOne

RanzaOne

July 24, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Terminator, 12", SYNTH 003
I am not going to go into how important this release is, especially Terminator, for moving the Breakbeat Hardcore scene forward, heads know, new heads need to learn and snatch this up pronto. Mutated breaks battling it out with deep, dark and euphoric atmosphere, sinister breakbeat funk that is untouchable. Classic to the core. A previously unreleased mix of Terminator can be found here https://www.discogs.com/Goldie-The-Alchemist-The-Best-Of-1992-2012/release/4347524.
masaq

masaq

July 7, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Terminator, 12", SYNTH 003

This is a really difficult EP to review. I think there is no question that this release was extremely important, released at just the right time when happy hardcore had just about burnt itself out and UK dance was at crossroads. This release pushed us along a more darker road towards what was to become jungle and darker D & B rhythms. A trailblazer that set the stall out and gave us a taste of what was to come. Personally I think it is one of the most influential pieces of vinyl of my generation. The four tracks featured here paved the way for what in my opinion is one of the best albums of all time - Timeless. Terminator, Knowledge, and Sinister are all truly excellent. Above all though, I do love this raw, unpolished version of Kemistry. This version is a much earlier version than the on the CD release of 95, and also different to the VIP version on the vinyl album. That said, Diane's vocals suit the track perfectly. She is sorely missed that's for sure. One track I would love to see released on vinyl is the version that's on the Timeless CD. As far as I know, it's not available on vinyl anywhere, but I live in hope of one day being able to spin my favourite Goldie track on vinyl. The reason I say this EP is difficult to review is this - no one can question its importance. That is beyond question - But has it really stood the test of time? Listening to what is being released today, this EP does sound a little dated. If there is one EP that deserves to be remastered, it's this one. A 2016 remaster of Terminator would do the trick. All that aside, if your are after a slice of the origin, the start of things, the seed that grew into a mighty oak, then look no further. A true, true, classic release. RIP Diane, you had the voice of an angel. Considering the tragedy with Kemi, and also Diane's passing, a very bitter sweet recording, but definitely an essential one.