Review: Voudou Nation is in keeping with the overall tone of Rodz Konez back catalogue, but with one key difference: it sounds like there's some subtle self-parodying going on. "Watch You Burn" by Girl's Revenge does all the things a Rodz Konez record should: its beats are dense and its rhythms splintered and fractured, but it also has an intangible playfulness. The Girls have the same impact on Death Abyss' "Magic of Defiance" and their Disco Hospital remix adds some cavernous chords and dubby shuffle to the ultra-serious proceedings. And if listeners are still yearning for a dose of head-melting broken beat techno, they can flick over to the eerie Death Abyss take on "Watch You Burn".
Review: Like Downwards back catalogue, there is something bleakly industrial yet alluring about "Manifesto". Boasting a title that sounds like it could have been named after a Throbbing Gristle project, the mood here is abrasive and unforgiving. The brilliantly named Death Abyss deliver dark breaking techno, with corrosive riffs unfolding over lurching drums. Meanwhile Sagae's "No Way Out" features harsh beats and a slamming rhythm, while the ghostly chords suggest that a supernatural force is at play. Thankfully, Inigo Kennedy delivers some light relief: while it would be difficult to describe "Pakkanen" as mellow, its mournful melodies and lithe, metallic rhythms are in contrast to the punishing soundtracks that preceded it.