Hellfish

  • Hellfish - Meat Machine Broadcast System

    Reviewed by Kingsley Marshall (all music guide)

    Hellfish - Meat Machine Broadcast System

    As drum'n'bass took itself ever more seriously, so the likes of Hellfish and his brethren have thrived with a crazed, steroid-pumped vision of breakbeat punk. This second album of chaos for Mike Paradinas' imprint is a jackboot-wearing stomp through pile-driving beats, razor-wire basslines, skull-crunching feedback, and unforgiving sampling of vast tracts of hip-hop. The titles alone belie the material's subversiveness, with "Guerrillas on the Piss" and "Dangerous Turd" both matching Kid 606's "Like Vibert Can Kiss My Indie-Punk Ass" in their muso-upsetting and youth-delighting ridiculousness. Persons of a nervous disposition are best leaving this album on the shelf, but for those seeking a white-knuckle ride through electronic terror, it doesn't get much better than this gabba frenzy.

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