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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

AL TWISTED @ Balter Festival 2022

We are going slightly harder today. We started with a nice Rawstyle set, but now we go full on Hardcore mode. And the man behind this set is Al Twisted. A certified crowd pleaser, and his set from Balter Festival 2022 is now online. I had to look up this event, because I'd never heard of it. Where it was held wasn't that far away from where I live (2 1/2 hours), but yeah, never heard of it. A quick look on the Balter website gave me a line-up page, with a lot of artists on it. Most of them I have never heard of, but a handful of names were known. And if you do have a look, you will see a lot of variety. Many big names from different scenes, all came together at Balter. Including Al Twisted.

And you know that Al Twisted brought the hardest Hardcore anthems to the party, and demolished the speakers. According to the set, his set was the last one of the night, and the crowd was sick and there were a few mosh pits. If there's one thing I'm afraid of at parties are bloody mosh pits. Not saying I'm like mr. Glass and break easily, but there are plenty of people out there stronger and tougher than me, and make me break me in half. Experienced a few mosh pits in my lifetime, and I never came out of it in one piece...

But if that's the response, the set must be hard as nails, right? The crowd wouldn't completely loose themselves with your basic Hardcore anthems, right? Yes, correct. Al Twisted's set contains fucking epic songs, and they are harder, tougher, and faster than your mainstream Hardcore. Al does not take any prisoners.

The set is only an hour long, but in that hour he makes sure your feet and ears are demolished, and if you are not cautious enough, it might blow up your speakers (which happened to me, thanks Al....). Let me show you what Al played at Balter festival, in the Jigsore area...

  1. Detest - London

  2. Dither - Rave Machine

  3. Ophidian - Silver 22

  4. The Satan - Hump

  5. Penta - Streetfight

  6. eDUB - No Man Get Me Nervous

  7. Detest - Alice

  8. The Satan - Gift

  9. Hellfish & Skeeta - The Ripper (Angerfist Remix)

  10. False Idol - Time To Destroy

  11. Mike Redman & Akira - Concrete Jungle

  12. Hellfish - Wolfman (Festival Of Death Remix)

  13. Dolphin - Facemasks

  14. Hellfish & Al Twisted - It's A Rip

  15. The DJ Producer - Deathchant Will Never Die

  16. Detest - Stalion Girl 2022

  17. False Idol - Embrace The Chaos

  18. Rotterdam Terror Corps - I'm A Gabber Baby (F.Noize Remix - Al Twisted Edit)

  19. Disciples Of Annihilation - DOA Mash

  20. S.R.B. - So Smooth

This is one hard motherfucking set. To start the set with a big ass anthem 'London' and to end with a bit of MJ, really interesting approach. But hey, who cares? As long as the people were having fun.

I was expecting some hard music this morning, after I opened my eyes, but I wasn't ready to be blown away by the BPMs. Especially after hearing Al's set. I'm wide awake now, and certainly won't go to sleep in the next few hours, or even next few days.

He's selected a lot of great records. The BPMs come flying at you through your speakers, and you will undoubtfully start nodding your head, raising your fist in the air, and stomping your feet. Especially after hearing Ophidian's 'Silver 22'. What a beast of a track, that track put me in beast mode! So much power, and so well executed. This is the best track of this set.

I do love the DOA mashup song too, and even the MJ song at the end gives me energy like never before. In short, this set is dope. If you want the beats to be hard and rough and fast, Al has got you covered. His set is one you need to check out. Worth checking out his other stuff too on his Soundcloud channel, but for now show your appreciation and play this set at max volume!

DJ: Al Twisted

Genre/Style: Hardcore, Industrial Hardcore

Liveset Info; Recorded @ Balter Festival 2022

Length Liveset: 01:00:54

Tracks: 20 (twenty)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE

File Size: unknown

File Type: unknown

Release Year: 2022

Audio: Stereo

Sample Rate: unknown

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