As we approach the next release from the legendary dark D&B label, it's pleasing to see Cern make a welcomed return to the airwaves. Teaming up with Teknik in "Traitor", this one packs a punch with grinding subs, squelchy bass, rough breaks and a good dose of Hardware's techstep badness. The accompanying "Schemer" sees Menace take Teknik's place for an enormous slab of tear out tech-ed up D&B, with sharp, crisp drums, menacing atmospherics and glowering bass. If you like your D&B dark, dirty and badder than bad, then this is for you. There's a reason Stapleton came up with the lyrics "Renegade Hardware, heavy like so".