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Hey, shitty album reviewer here. Remember what I said about reviewing something normal? Well, forget it. Today we're taking a look at the Dark Lord's first LP - the hardcore masterpiece which is Hell On Earth. Let's jump into the review, shall we?
Cover art - This one is... uhh... satanic? On a stained paper background, we see the Dark Lord himself using the Earth as a puppet with an inverted cross. Let me tell you, this sets a good atmosphere. Also, I don't know why the artist and album names are Cyrillic-like, but whatever.
- Bass Feeling - Ahh, the good ol' satanic Hardcore-DnB mix. If this was a standalone track, I wouldn't love it so much, but it makes more sense in the album context as a good intro. Think Intro from LFO's Frequencies, except hardcore.
- Bombs - Skipping all the bullshit, we get to the rave-smashing hardcore part of music. The kick is always good, but this one is one of the seriously better ones. Of course, there are the iconic high-pitched, bitcrushed kick punches already seen in Bass Feeling, except nailed even better.
- You Are Sick - Short intro and a more aggressive kick make up for a go-crazy hit, except, uhh, I dunno, it could be a little faster? I honestly don't like it as much as the others, but I see the appeal.
- Cyborg - Now this is something I'd be more likely to rave my ass off to. The kick itself is something I've never heard before, but it's great. But it's the kick pattern and screeches that make this track so good for, say, hakken.
- Our Hell (ft. Thrasher) - Fasten your seatbelts, this is the big one. It's the hyped collab with Thrasher, a long-time PRSPCT legend. Another genre mix-up, this time with 2 Satan-worshipping (lol) genres - hardcore and metal. With Satan on the guitars and vocals, this is one hecc of a hardcore track. And then we get to the kick, which is pure eargasm.
- Black List - Another pretty experimental kick by Satan, and yet again he nailed it. Not only he nailed the kick, but the weird-ass effects make it even better. Love this.
- Enemy - Ignore the chilly-ish intro, this is bait. The way Satan handles atmospheres is great, because this track is fucking BRUTAL. You don't even know how difficult it is for me to keep my head still while writing this. The kick is, once again, pure eargasm, with the wide tail and high punches. Play this on any party, the crowd will go wild and eventually die from over-intense body movements. I'm not kidding, I almost made a hole in the wall. If you haven't noticed already, this is one of my favorite hardcore tracks ever.
- Kicks Up - This track was featured on Thunderdome Die Hard III, and it was a damn good bet. I wish this was invented on Thunderdome 20 years ago, because this track is wild, albeit less brutal than Enemy. Still good, especially the later kick.
- My Game - This is one of the 2 CD and digital bonus tracks and let me tell you, while this is far from perfect, it's a damn good party starter. The kick is a bit experimental and again pretty good. Wouldn't put it on repeat, though.
- I Am The Darkness - The second bonus track. I don't like it at all. Sure, it's a nice bonus, but it just straight up doesn't fit, and that's all I can say about it.
- Our Hell (ft. Thrasher)
I really don't want to review normal stuff.
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