Boomkat Product Review:
'The Payback' was the first release on Zhark Recordings, produced by the two label founders Hecate & Kareem back in 1996 it now appears on digital format for the first time. Kareem also released the criminally overlooked instrumental HipHop album 'Full Spectrum Dominance'. But this is not Hip Hop, it is bleak, gloomy Industrial Techno of the finest calibre. The title track marches on bruising kicks and martial snare rolls cloaked in grey sky pads and 'Medusal' hits a menacingly minimal stride with subtly dubbed warehouse ambience. Stepping away from the 'floor, 'Twist' is a doomy bit of halfsteppin', mid-'90s Berlin Industrial, and 'Threshers' sounds like an abandoned factory coming to life in the dead of night. Fans of Ancient Methods, Perc, Emptyset would do very well to check this.