Though both acts have little trouble producing excellent work on their own, the collaboration between Empire and Techno Animal comes off as a distinct disappointment. The Curse of the Golden Vampire takes each act's trademark -- industrial breakbeats and darkside dub soundscapes, respectively -- and merely blends them together, resulting in a project which sounds as though separate studios were used for recording. Fans of either Empire or Techno Animal will obviously enjoy the sound, but few promises are actually delivered.
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AllMusic Review by John Bush