"Mass Destruction" (Ipecac; 2003)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Curse of the Golden Vampire is the brainchild of Justin Broadrick and Kevin Martin, two pioneers of noise that could teach you a thing or two about crushing sonic output. Hailing from the seminal bands Napalm Death, Godflesh and God, this dynamic duo have created some of the most pounding, gut-wrenching, and thoroughly disturbing "music" with this bastardized concoction that mixes techno, punk, dub, thrash, grind, and whatever other left-of-center form of sound you can imagine.

Not for the weak of heart or thought, "Mass Destruction" is a 15-track hellride into a whole new level of nihilistic and pulverizing noise. Before you listen, make sure you're prepared for the carnage that Curse of the Golden Vampire will leave, as it's bound to be one big, ugly mess. 

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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