Thunderdome XXVI (2019)
I've been lied to. And I really dislike that. And maybe you experienced the same? You might have encountered the same issue on YouTube, when you think you are going to listen to a specific album, and it's not what you expected. The next thing you are going to see is one of those disappointments. And it really grinds my gear when it happens.
Thunderdome is an institution, it's a way of life. We don't need to explain to the raving culture what it is, and what it means. We have all been hoping that the good ol' days would come back, and we could hear the music from the 90s and early 00s again. So when I spotted this 'new' and 'rare' album on YouTube I got happy. Only uploaded a couple of days ago, I thought that it might have been the real deal. But fuck me, that wasn't the case.
It looks persuasive enough. The cover looks really genuinely Thunderdome-ish. It's been lacking this kind of covers for many years. They are playing it safe over the last couple of years. So to see this new cover was really intriguing. But I looked closely. A concept design. Fan art, basically. And that's really done amazingly! Credits to the one who made the cover. But then you look at the tracklist, and it becomes a disappointment beyond belief!
Here, you have a look. Tell me what you thought of it the first time you looked at it!
01. The Stunned Guys & Darrien Kelly - Violet Skies
02. Neophyte - Fuck Martine (Stunned Guys Mix)
03. Art Of Fighters - Earthquake
04. Meccano Twins - Sinapse (Shadow Mix)
05. Korsakoff - Powerrave
06. DJ Dione - Infinity
07. Ophidian - Butterfly V.I.P.
08. Miro - The Shining
09. Rave Creator - Wake Up
10. Da Bulldozer Project - Bulldozer II
11. Mescalinum United - Live In Brixton
12. Paul Elstak & DJ D - You're A Hardcore Hooligan
13. DJ Paul, Attic & Stylz - Fuck You Up
14. Darrien Kelly & The Unknown MC - The People Want More (Marc Arcadipane Remix)
15. Tha Playah - Mastah Of Shock
16. Paratoxic - Introduction To The Paracore
01. Wasting Program - Final Solution
02. Impulse Factory - Your Wake Up Call
03. The Reactor & Raoul meets Impulse Factory - Rock My World
04. Dr. Z-Vago - The Lab
05. DJ Promo - X-Termination
06. Freez-E-Style - Slo Motion
07. Cypher - Marchin Into Madness
08. Mindtraveller - It's Getting Closer
09. Masters Of Ceremony - A Way Of Life (DJ Promo Remix)
10. Neophyte vs The Stunned Guys - There Is No Other
11. Randy vs Lukas - FSSU
12. Producer - The True Creators
13. Anal Cunt - B*tch Nasse Schuh
14. Ad Absurdrum - Der Feind Mensch
15. Bold Bob - Bold Bass
I've not been more disappointed than hearing this CD on Youtube. What a massive cock up that was. To me it's kind of a click bait thing. Everyone who likes Hardcore would automatically click on the player, because it's Thunderdome. But if you inspect it closely, you see that it's not, and never will be. But because it has the name, people think it is. It's a fucking lie!
And it's not EVEN Thunderdome material!!! Yes, some records do resemble the Thunderdome sound, but the majority are Italian Hardcore records, or just waste of time. You know when you've got a MoH album or a Thunderdome album in your possession: it's that unique sound. And this seems to be only click bait. A fake. I'm really gutted. Really disappointed.
I'm waiting for that oldskool but new album from Thunderdome, but it hasn't arrived yet. And maybe this would have been the one. But it wasn't. This has pissed me off. The tracks are good, don't hear me say anything about that, but the way this is presented is just pure lying to the masses. Create your own concept, don't re-invent one. Be unique, and people will come if it's good. But this is just pure rip off. Jumping the band wagon of Thunderdome's success. I'm really disliking this 'album'.
Yes it's rare, because it's fake. Don't be duped. If you just want to hear Hardcore music, go ahead: there are good records on here, but if you were looking (like myself) for some Thunderdome, you will be deeply disappointed. Fuck this shit.
I'll give it the lowest score ever. Don't even bother to talk about the positives. This hurts my feelings. Just go to Thunderdome's official website for your Thunderdome fix. Not this rubbish.
Artist: Various Artists
Genre/Style: Hardcore, Terror
Album Info: 'Thunderdome XXVI'
Length Album: 02:19:12
Tracks: 31 (thirty-one)
Label: NO LABEL
Product Number: NO NUMBER
More Information: Thunderdome - Official Website