Various Artists - Defcon 3.5: War In Heaven
It is often quite a
challenge to review a compilation album. Frequently you find yourself
walking the razor blade between your loves and your hates. Generally
you try and act professionally and review the work with an open mind,
but usually that fails by the second or third song on the album and
you find yourself cutting corners to show support to your chosen
bands and songs. So you can imagine the joy that overcame me when I
actually enjoyed every song on this album.
I do not wish to
give too much away regarding this master stroke of work, so I will
simply say the following: Buy this album! Buy it now. Okay, maybe I have to
give you more than that...
Well for one, the songs on this album represent the cream of Armalyte Industries. I can tell you that I have spent many a happy hour listening to the works of Judda, New Disease, Cyferdyne and co. To me they are amongst the higher echelons of the scene. One might even say they are part of the pantheon of the new gods.
Songs like Judda's 'React' and Kloq's 'Drive' show the power and drive
that the scene is capable of. While songs like Method of the W.O.R.M.'s 'No Flesh' and Starline's 'Platinum Spider' show the creative power of the scene and the essence of diverse
Bottom line, if you
adore diversity and love a mixed bag of nuts then this album is a