Two strikes of technoid D&B from this trio of renegade German producers, with "Vampires" by Counterstrike and Receptor using a palette of mutant techno sounds over a riotous jump-up beat. Counterstrike's hook-up with Dean Rodell, "Headbanger", is just as uncompromising - with wildly compressed drums piercing through a mix of glitchy squelches. Hybrid D&B/techno madness.
Russian master Receptor continues his quest for world domination with this outstanding release on Maniphest. Fresh from his recent outings on Hospital and John B's Beta Recordings, his star is rising and "Samara" continues his good run of form with tight production and intricate patterns playing off against taut beats. "Crematorium VIP" meanwhile goes straight for the jugular with a slowed down dubstep tempo mid section and large dollops of nasty wobble bass action. Not for the faint hearted!