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Atari Teenage Riot - 1995
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Based on 54 ratings
1995 Ratings: #78
Liked by 7 people
March 1, 1995 / Release Date
LP / Format
Digital Hardcore Recordings / Grand Royal / Label
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As the album that kickstarted the Digital Hardcore genre, "Delete Yourself!" is a great collection of energetic, anti-fascist, breakbeat-driven bangers. I imagine underground clubs filled with teenagers with alt makeup and mohawks headbanging and vomiting onto other people's crotches while screaming "RIOT! RIOT! RIOT!" to some of the key tracks. I listened to the remastered version of the album which means I don't really have anything bad to say about the mix. One of the ... read more
The seminal group to break out and birth the digital hardcore scene, German based Atari Teenage Riot's debut album was, as expected, a crazy experience from front to back, with heavy distorted basslines, loud crashing breakbeat style drums, and abrasive vocal performances throughout. It's exactly what I love about this genre of music, filtered with this classic 90's sound to it, which sounds like it could've been perfect for a drug-fuelled rave of the time. I love the raw punk energy emenating ... read more
if you're going to listen to this album, make it the remastered version, because the original has laughably weak mixing for an album that's trying to sound so intense.
Its mixed in such an awful way for an album that's supposed to be intense and hardcore. Some parts barely have any bass and it just sounds so empty and weird. It doesn't really sound purposeful. Also the first song samples from an anime and it has all the background music still so they try and solve this problem by just playing a bunch of shit really loudly at the same time. It's a huge mess of an album and it sounds like they barely knew what they were doing
one of the songs off of this album was featured in the movie where vin diesel drives a car so obviously this album is worth everything
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Added on: May 29, 2014