ARTISTS: DON'T TOUCH MY CAR!!
CD: Mile 329 329.13 
The Lost Valentine
Der Eisenrost: Down By Law
Sedaye Marg: Chalice of Poison
Naked Intruder: Ultima Materia
Exclipsect: Piston Honda
Tarmvred: VSW Pulse 5
LLDF: Forsaking Commercial Potential
Dissecting Table: Worst Timing
Stelladrine: Black Helicopters over New Mexico
The Rage Box: Thunder and Lightning
CHC System: M190
Neutralizing Force: Fission
of the fears I have is that of flying. I think that every time I get onto
an airplane it will crash into the ground at high speed and explode into
a huge fireball. There is a name for my phobia. I believe it’s called
‘Scared Shitlessia’. Another phobia, strange as this must
sound, that I suffer from is the fear of Various Artists CDs that I’ve
been asked to review. When the little silver disk arrives I immediately
break out into a sweat and a huge sense of dread and disillusionment overcomes
my whole body. Please God I utter to myself. Please let this one be good.
"Don’t Touch My Car" thankfully turns out to be a bit
of alright. In fact it’s a damn sight better than alright. The 15
tracks contained within the CD feature a mixture of known and unknown
acts that cover a variety of genres from hardcore beats through experimental
noodling onto general noise cut-ups and upwards towards computer game
madness and…whisper this…very danceable and toe tapping tunes.
And very nice it is too. Skincage, Sedaye Marg, Idyl, Dissecting Table,
Tarmvred, Stelladrine, ISV and others have contributed some excellent
pieces of work…but…the track by Der Eisenrost is worth the
price of admission alone. A metallic bashing / guitar overload tune with
grunty vocals that defies all expectations. Brilliant. All in all "Don’t
Touch My Car" is a veritable cornucopia of styles that blends in
perfectly and succinctly to suit all tastes. Check it out and see what
I’m going on about.
This is your captain speaking. Please fasten your seatbelts. We’re
heading towards some musical turbulence. This could be a bumpy ride.