August 24, 2006

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Terrorfakt, Teethgrinder
Metropolis Records, 2006

More so than in last year's Cold World Remixes, Terrorfakt's new power-noise set is deep-fried in a Rice Krispies batter so corrosive that it should carry a warning sticker dissuading fans from using it as drivetime crank-up, being that the wide-wrapped panning tends to get you looking for loose bolts in death-defying places. As far as S&M DJs go, New York's Ben DeWalt may very well be the best around; he subjects partygoers' autonomic systems to electroshock treble-pegging through trance loopage that's demonically hardcore. "Welcome to Hell" rips open the album in a primal fashion different from but more irresistible than what most gothies are accustomed to, a rave-industrial horror-house ride that correctly leaves "Headcase" relegated to the number 2 spot. The world stops on its axis when things this profoundly PO'ed hit the pavement. A-

— Eric W. Saeger


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