Too Bad But True

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There's good reason why digital hardcore hasn't surfaced in the mainstream. Its machine gun beats-per-minute and screeching vocals are merciless on the ear and the anti-establishment lyrics by acts like Atari Teenage Riot would have conservatives in an uproar. Fever, a digital hardcore/hip-hop hybrid, has the potential to raise a few eyebrows themselves. The extreme techniques on Too Bad But True violate all the rules of contemporary music, furnishing a no-holds barred assortment of beats and breaks. Vocalists/programmers Din S.T. and Paul P.M. sever the digital hardcore formula with catastrophic dub-styled rap on tracks such as "Rubber Cell," yet maintain its trademark, chaotic sound. Colossal thuds of bass and irate turntable scratching is enough to send a shiver down the spine in "See You Runnin" and "Distill Your Brain." Fever has the flavor; but you'll need to prepare your nerves for this one.

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