1/ Corrupt Tempo.
2/ Faceless Terror.
3/ Cuttin' Mustard.
The first Strictly Nuskool Blog review of 2019 sees Ballpark Recordings drop a heavyweight selection of upfront drum & bass with the release of Opius' 'Cuttin' Mustard EP' , destined to kick of the New Year with a bang.
We set off to a hi-octane start with 'Corrupt Tempo' which hits us with a flurry of manic breaks, descending bass pulses and tension packed movie dialogue, accompanied by a generous dose of iconic mid-nineties D&B samplage to give all the 'Headz out there some major flashbacks.
Up next 'Faceless Terror' sets the mood with a series of uplifting, atmospheric pads set to razor sharp, 2-step drum-breaks before we are hit with a devastating cavernous, bass drop that'll be guaranteed to get the foundations shaking!!!
Completing the triptych of breaks and bass we have title track, 'Cuttin' Mustard', a fierce melting pot of relentless beats, buzzing bass drones and ruffneck dancehall soundclash vox, which mesh together to form an intense fusion of oldskool and contemporary D&B sounds.
Opius ensures that the cutting edge aspect of drum & bass is carried forward well beyond the genres' conception in the early nineties with his latest offering, and comes highly recommended for all lovers of hard-hitting beats and basslines.
The Breakbeatscientist's pick of the bunch... 'Faceless Terror'!
The Opius 'Cuttin' Mustard EP' is available to purchase now from the following Ballpark Recordings digital stores and streaming sites...
Juno Download... https://www.junodownload.com/products/opius-cuttin-mustard/
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