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Nightmares From Rotterdam: U.S. Edition
Various Artists
Nightmares From Rotterdam: U.S. Edition
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop
 
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Nightmares From Rotterdam: U.S. Edition
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Moonshine Music
Original Release Date: 3/30/1999
Release Date: 3/30/1999
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop
Styles: Techno, Hardcore & Punk, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 785688010328

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Rotterdam is hot!
Tony Driessen | 08/20/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD is so PHAT! I had previously only been exposed to the American brand of gabber/speedcore, mostly heavy metal headbangin' stuff, but I wanted more of an electronic, melodic, techno sound, and this CD delivers in a huge way. The melodies seem to change two or three times throughout each song, and each time it happens, it sets off a new round of a**-shakin'. Rotterdam definitely knows whats up with gabber, sacrificing a few BPM's in order to create a more melodic, danceable beat, instead of incredibly fast, impossible-to-dance-to speedcore."
Great Old School HARDCORE/Gabber
Tony Driessen | USA | 02/10/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"You'll here this music at a lot of hardcore parties. Roterdam is good. But the music isn't dark like newer hardcore is (ie. hardcorp/ron d core). It definately is not as choppy as ron d core. This CD is definately a tribute to oldschool hardcore. It does get a little silly at times, but in a good way. Overall it is some good music. Good to have in any hardcore collection. You can actualy listen to this stuff through both cd's. Some of the newer hardcore gets old after about 20 min."
Makes Darude look like DJ Shadow
Quentin Tarantino Fan | nowhere | 04/17/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)

"These days, I'm really not too fond of writing one star reviews of music I hate. I finally understand that it's basically just a pointless diatribe and not helpful at all. Music is taste (movies are taste as well, but I hate movies anyway). No one really cares about how much the Red Hot Chili Peppers are inferior to 311. Because my opinions probably don't change anybody (like I give a ______).

HOWEVER, sometimes things are just absolute ______. Yeah, I'll get a barrage of not-helpful votes because people find pleasure in ________, souless, dulling, beats akwardly put at a tempo that only a monkey could dance to. It hardly goes dancable, or doesn't give the novetly of hearing something at an extremely fast speed. the only hardcore techno I'll ever have respect for is hardstyle because of it's dance, even though the artists in the genre don't know what variety is, and speedcore because being able to hear noise patterns at the speed of 1000 BPM (!!!) is thrilling for 1 minute.

Yes, there may be some dancy songs on this. At least they have something meaningful. Rather, they may be ______, but at least they didn't try to be all "scary" or whatever these idiots think (see Angerfist). Scary? You got to be kidding me. Scary? This makes Cannibal Corpse seem like...(insert terrifying movie here). Intense? Dillinger Escape Plan know what intensity is. So do Cryptopsy. So this kind of music don't do anything. Headbanging? DO that with metal, which actually has some changes and can make you do more than the same thing over and over again.

Musically, nightmares from rotterdam consists of the aforementioned awkward beats that only a monkey could dance to or cookie-cutter beats that could easily be overshadowed by FL Studios (the freakin' demo version, no less). Add a bunch of god-awful synth effects that sound like wool being scratched or some other non-sensical bull_____, and you have the WHOLE genres they are covering. I've yet to hear a song from these genres that doesn't follow the format above.

Maybe you're interested in it. Chances are, your probably into Starcraft and use the words "noob" extensively to the point where someone who's sane wants to wack you on the head. Why do I generalize, you ask? It's fun, and everybody does it. Yeah, that's just right. Everybody likes to do it. I love generalizing.

-/10"