Ophidian - A Decade Of Enzyme Megamix 2001-2011 (2013)
If you are a true gabber, you know Enzyme Records. One of the most notorious labels in the Hardcore scene, they've been pushing the darker side of Hardcore forward for many years. And whilst I was listening to a mix earlier on Soundcloud, I was thinking 'what is actually my favourite Hardcore track of all time?'. And I didn't have the answer to it. But what I did have is an album which I loved and played over and over again. And it was 'Enzyme Injection 1'. Released back in 2002, when the label was really touching base in a growing scene.
That CD is part of my huge CD collection, and I think that it symbols my love for the darker side of Hardcore. It does contain underrated records, ones I truly miss in some 'best of Hardcore' mixes. And guess what kind of mix I found a few hours ago on Soundcloud? Well, you won't believe it (I'm being extremely sarcastic now): a Enzyme Megamix, containing records from 2001 until 2011, mixed by the magician Ophidian. I consider myself lucky, after finding it.
What I didn't realise was that it is a megamix. A proper megamix. No fooling around by Ophidian. He goes full in! The mix is only an hour and a half long, but he crammed in so many, you won't even noticed that within a space of 5 minutes you listened to 5 records or more. But it's Ophidian, and he's a magician. And he can do it properly.
The mix is 5 years old, and I only discovered it. I am ashamed. But at least I'm listening to it now, and I do hope you have got an hour and a half for this. Because it's a masterpiece.
01. Endymion - It's All Music
02. Enzyme X - Poison
03. Meagashira - End Of Line (Endymion Remix)
04. Nosferatu & Endymion - Broken Rules
05. Nexes feat Nosferatu - Welcome To Nexes
06. Hamunaptra feat Nosferatu - Soul Entrapment
07. Ophidian - Nurse
08. Knightvision - Apocalypse
09. Nosferatu & Ophidian - Psychiatric Ass
10. Meagashira - Lost In Music
11. Nexes - X-Plore
12. Hamunaptra - Neon Genesis Pt. 1
13. Ophidian - Butterfly
14. Ophidian & Hamunaptra - Whispers Of A Nameless Fear
15. Project Omega - Prednison Attack
16. Endymion - Pussy Motherfuckers
17. Enzyme X - Rauwkost
18. Enzyme X - Rattlesnake
19. Enzyme X - Optjenkere
20. Enzyme X - Skummes
21. Ophidian - Phaseshift
22. Nosferatu - NZMDFC 1
23. Enzyme X - Dissonant Poetry
24. Enzyme X - Nightbreed
25. Ophidian & D'Spyre - Reminiscence Of A Future War
26. Mindustries - Throes Of Rejection
27. Endymion - Rock The Part-E
28. Nosferatu - Cameltoe
29. Ophidian - The Middle Children
30. Enzyme X - Seconds From Disaster
31. Ophidian - Angel
32. Ophidian - Pepperspray
33. Ophidian as Raziel - To Destroy What Is Broken
34. Mindustries - Massdriver
35. Hamunaptra - Limytz
36. Sei2ure - The Sleepwalker
37. Ophidian - Predator & Prey
38. Nosferatu - Beaver Cleaver
39. Nosferatu - Knock Out
40. Ruffneck & Ophidian - All The Way Down
41. Enzyme X - Blood Omen
42. Endymion - Payback (D-Passion Remix)
43. Nosferatu - Bustin Da Crowd
44. Endymion - Bio
45. Ophidian - Pegasus
46. Nosferatu & Endymion - Pass The Bottles
47. Weapon X - Planet Rocker
48. Ophidian & Ruffneck - So Many Sacrificies
49. Weapon X - Coke Sniffer
50. Wedlock vs Comababy - Void Sector
51. Nosferatu - Project 5601
52. Endymion & Evil Activities - Vengeance
53. Endymion - Abduction
54. Nosferatu - Bloodlust
55. Ruffneck & Sei2ure - Armorgeddon
56. Ruffneck & Ophidian - Elegy (Nothing Can Last Forever)
57. Weapon X - Where My Party People At
58. Nosferatu & Evil Activities - Sick Of It All
59. Nosferatu & Ruffneck - Poop
60. Sei2ure - Rocket Fuel
61. Nosferatu & Endymion - Another Way Up
62. Endymion - Chaos
63. Enzyme X - Superfly
64. Nosferatu & Endymion - Judgment Day
65. Synapse - D.M.T.
66. Endymion - Anger (Ophidian Remix)
67. Nosferatu & Endymion - Drunk With A Gun (Evil Activities Remix)
68. Synapse & Ruffneck - Vows Of Doubt
69. Ruffneck & Synapse - Disruption Of Balance
70. Ophidian - Abandon
71. Ruffneck & Ophidian - A Decade Of Enzyme Mashup
The hour an a half have flown by. And it's an amazing journey. You would not wish for it to end, but it does. And when it ends, you get a mashup, one quality mashup. But all the 70 tracks before it will blow your mind. I knew the label excisted and that they released music over a decade, but the thing that amazed me was the amount of records I actually knew and love! And how dark they are, even if you compare it to nowadays music.
Obviously this is much better than Uptempo. This has more feeling to it, it generates more happiness to me. Ophidian, the magician, has made a wonderful megamix. But there's a sad side to this.
Some records are played too short. And these are the records I ADORE TO THE BONE. Like 'Apocalypse', ' Poison', 'Lost In Music', 'Cameltoe', 'Vengeance', 'System 5601', but the worst thing is the shortness of the greatest record released on this label: 'Soul Entrapment'. This was a record I actually had on vinyl, and the level of quality was beyond belief! This is still my favourite from this label. Wish this megamix was a bit longer, but then we wouldn't call it a megamix, would we?
I know he had to cram these all in. Still impressive though. 71 records in 1 hour and 31 minutes.
But all in all I can not complain. Ophidian has teased us all, and has made me want to go through my old collection and dig up those anthems. But 'Soul Entrapment' will be the first I will be playing out loud and let the whole neighbourhood hear it. And if they don't like it, I will devour their souls!
What else is there to say? A truly epic megamix by a wizard. If you dislike it, you are insane. Fact.
Genre/Style: Hardcore, Industrial Hardcore, Darkcore
Mix Info: A Decade Of Enzyme Megamix 2001-2011
Length Mix: 01:31:35
Tracks: 71 (seventy-one)
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