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posted a comment on Danzig - Mother. over 6 years ago
The font used for this cover is Senator Demi by Emigre.
posted a comment on Noisuf-X - Invasion. over 7 years ago
The vocal sample for "I Am Like God" is an English translation of Silesius used for the 1991 version of Cape Fear: "I am like God and God like me. I am as Large as God, He is as small as I. He cannot above me, nor I beneath him be." (Original: Ich bin... See full review
posted a comment on Corroded Master - The Deciever. over 7 years ago
... i before e, except after c ...
posted a comment on Promo - Airwalker. over 7 years ago
"Airwalker" samples Howard Blake's "Walking in the air" from "The Snowman", a British Xmas classic.
posted a comment on Dirty Bastards (2) Feat. MC B-Kicker - Dirty Bastards. over 7 years ago
The masks worn on the cover seem to be the Evike.com R-Custom "40D Smiley" airsoft masks.
posted a comment on Perc & Einstürzende Neubauten - Interpretations. over 8 years ago
On the front cover, the first letters of the fives lines of text spell "penis".
posted a comment on Dione* - Shoot Em EP. over 8 years ago
This release's artwork is taken from the SEGA PS3 game, The House of the Dead: Overkill - Extended Cut.
posted a comment on And One - Techno Man. over 8 years ago
The front cover photo is "Workmen Gathering Together" by Dmitri Kessel.
posted a comment on The BeatKrusher - Before I Forget. over 8 years ago
This release takes extensive vocal samples from other artists, with each track named after the source: "Before I Forget" samples Slipknot (additional samples taken from "Psychosocial"), "Frozen" samples Madonna, albeit chipmunked, and "Sound of... See full review
posted a comment on Nosferatu - Strength . over 8 years ago
The outro ("The Enemy of the State Speaks") is a slightly modified version of the barber's speech from Charlie Chaplin's "The Great Dictator".
posted a comment on Neuroticfish - WakeMeUp!. over 8 years ago
The capsules shown on the cover are Foradil 12 mcg, an asthma treatment for people over 5 years of age, which are to be used with an Aerolizer inhaler and not to be swallowed.
submitted Die Antwoord - Dis Iz Why I'm Hot (Ezio Remix). over 9 years ago
submitted DJ Sycotic - The Virus. over 9 years ago
submitted Garten Der Asche - Nemesis. over 9 years ago
posted a comment on Drugstore (2) - Just What You Need. over 9 years ago
The second track, Brutality, was released with a skip at 1:47.
submitted Aynth - Maeát. over 9 years ago
posted a comment on Re-Style - Hit You Up. over 9 years ago
The artwork is blatantly ... borrowed ... from Street Sweeper Social Club (http://www.discogs.com/master/225975 )
posted a comment on Detroit Diesel (2) - Coup d’État. over 9 years ago
The track listing for Club d'Etat is incorrect on the album. Tracks 2 and 3 are swapped around, as are tracks 5 and 6.
posted a review of Die Antwoord - Ten$ion. over 9 years ago
I missed out on their world tour and held out through Operation Black March, but finally got to hear Ten$ion yesterday. I have mixed feelings. I'm very happy for them that the album gets a good response here, because it's about time that an act more... See full review
posted a comment on Captive Six - Noizemaker. over 10 years ago
Sadly "Noizemaker" cannot compete with "Noisemaker" by Ophidian & DJ Ruffneck. Pity.
posted a comment on Various - Hellbound. over 10 years ago
"The Empire Strikes Back" features extensive lyric samples from Henry Rollins Band's "Liar".
posted a comment on Sickboy Milkplus* - Tweencore. over 11 years ago
The track titles (according to a flier still available at the artist's MySpace page) are:
1. Jobroes Over Hoes
2. Demi's Kiss
3. Smells Like Tween Spirit
4. Team Jacob Rules
5. Sharpay Evans' Drama Club
6. Limbo Killer Kings
posted a comment on Schranz. over 11 years ago
SCHRANZ011, SCHRANZ012 and SCHRANZ013 were released out of sequence, between SCHRANZ059 and SCHRANZ060.
posted a comment on Scooter - Jumping All Over The World. over 11 years ago
"Marian (Version)" is a song by The Sisters of Mercy. The original is not electro, but goth rock. You did, however, accurately guess its period. It was first released on the album "First and Last and Always" in 1985. Scooter's cover stays true to the... See full review
posted a comment on Endah With The Diamond Ring - War Of Curses. over 11 years ago
Tracks A1 and B1 are released with ID3 details for War Of Curses / Your Soul Is Mine (FOFOY005).
posted a comment on Nachtmahr (2) - Feuer Frei!. over 12 years ago
Thomas Rainer might be "jumping the industrial bandwagon", but it should be noted that it is a return to territory he had already explored with Siechtum's Gesellschaft:Mord (not surprisingly also released by Trisol) eight years prior to this release.... See full review
posted a comment that has since been deleted. over 12 years ago
posted a comment on VNV Nation - Futureperfect. over 12 years ago
The font used for the album title and track listing is "Soviet" by Iconian Fonts.
posted a comment on VNV Nation - Burning Empires (Standing). over 12 years ago
When this EP was originally released, it was advertised as being limited to 3000 copies. Later this amount was changed to 4000, and even later still 4700, as more brand new, sealed copies became available — despite it being advertised as out of print.
posted a comment on VNV Nation - Advance And Follow. over 12 years ago
This album represents a collection of music compiled over a period of seven years. The whole album was recorded in three days due to the slim budget afforded by the label and band. The first print run of about 100 copies had missing liner notes and an... See full review
posted a comment that has since been deleted. over 12 years ago
posted a review of William Shatner - The Transformed Man. over 12 years ago
When I first heard about William Shatner's albums I was warned that they were really, really bad. I gave them a try and immediately liked it enough to buy them. I didn't find it to be "ludicrous", "terrible", "horrendous" or even "a train wreck".... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Statement Of Purpose. over 12 years ago
This release was encoded into MP3 with two different codecs. Mostly the Fraunhofer codec was used, but tracks 9, 23, 24 and 26 were done with LAME. Track 26 is also the only one not compressed with a constant bitrate. It has a variable bitrate that... See full review
posted a comment on Craque - Hpynagoiga. over 12 years ago
This release was encoded into MP3 with two different codecs. Tracks 1, 3 and 6 were compressed using the Xing codec, and tracks 2, 4 and 5 with LAME 3.96. Does it matter? No. Can one hear the difference? No. It's just an interesting bit of trivia.
posted a comment on Lacuna Origin Presents Combinate - Gatekeeper / I See You. over 12 years ago
However in my opinion, the coolest parts of the tracks are featured, so you don't miss alot :-)

What a ridiculous assumption! If the full versions have indeed never been released, how can one be sure that these parts are the "coolest"? See full review
posted a review of Cinderella Effect - Pearls. over 12 years ago
Let's give the lady the benefit of the doubt and abandon our intimate knowledge of these songs' successful originals (despite knowing very well that the originals are what had sparked our interest in this album), because some of these tracks, like VNV... See full review
posted a comment on Suicide Commando. over 12 years ago
After almost two and a half decades Johan van Roy is still churning out lyrics about blasphemy, death, torture, serial killers and all those other ... intellectual ... topics chosen by angst-ridden teenagers. It's a good thing he has developed... See full review
posted a review of Terre Blanche. over 15 years ago
The AWB (Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging) was never a major player in South African politics and since the inauguration of the new government it has pretty much disappeared into obscurity.

Whether or not the music should be interpreted as serious or... See full review
posted a comment on 5F_55 - I. over 16 years ago
Each hex code pair in the track titles refers to a different number, ranging from 0 to 255, which refers to an ASCII character code that symbolizes a unique number, letter or punctuation mark. The translated titles are therefore case sensitive, since... See full review
posted a comment on VNV Nation - Beloved (Hiver And Hammer Mixes). over 16 years ago
This record is often referred to as <i>Beloved.3</i>, even also at the official VNV Nation website, yet there is nothing on the sleeve or on the record to indicate that this is supposed to be its title.
posted a review of Combichrist. over 16 years ago
Update (2009.12.19):

In the almost five years since my original comment Icon of Coil have disbanded and Combichrist have devolved into the Manowar of alternative electronic music. I will leave my original comment for historical reference while I... See full review