Lineup: Diccon Harper (bass), Francois Blom (vocals), Greg McEwan (guitar), Paul Blom (drums),
This world first saw 16 bands of various heavy extractions with Afrikaans lyrics pulled into one place. Spearheaded by V.O.D’s Paul and his Flamedrop Productions, t his explosive 16 ton package includes everything from the first truly extreme Afrikaans song by S.A. Metal godfathers Voice Of Destruction (V.O.D), written and recorded in the early’90s, to the organic-digital fusion of new extremists André Van Der Walt. Another band which sent Afrikaans music into a whole new direction is K.O.B.U.S., with its core V.O.D & Springbok Nude Girls members. Expect the Fokofpolisiekar side-project Van Coke Kartel, Metal from Mind Assault, Insek’s Grindcore, NuL’s electronic revolution music, and (V.O.D-linked) F8’s Tekno-Grind.
Not to forget Industrial stalwarts Battery 9 with their trademark flavour. This collection is also an inadvertent reunion of sorts for the original members of this legendary act – head cahuna Paul’s Breinskade rips it up while At’s Somerfaan offers up an exclusive Kopskoot! remix. Huyser and Arnaud’s Helsinki project also makes its global debut here on CD.
Other rarities include American Hardcore-Thrashers Conquest For Death, with a track especially recorded in Afrikaans, and a song in Flemish by Lion’s Pride from Belgium.
Amid the testosterone, the (V.O.D-linked) female-fronted Terminatryx adds some beauty with an extreme edge.