Taking their cue from Alec Empire’s Atari Teenage Riot, Schizoid is pure robotic hell from Kitchener, Ontario. From “Two Minutes Hate” to “Ampulate”, the listener is assaulted with bloody-throated yelps and treblized hyper hip-slop. It’s one part grindcore techno and two parts post-millenial tension. The graveyard circus that is “Grim Prospects” is an interesting ride and the more clearly executed “Food for Thought” is like drum’n’bass Nine Inch Nails. And yes, the lyrics are all printed in CAPS.(im)
THE NEXT EXTREMES!