Subliminal Sandwich is a double album released by Meat Beat Manifesto June 4, 1996 on Interscope Records. A stronger dub and reggae influence is felt here than on any other MBM album. The first disc is standard MBM fare, a highly energetic and densely packed collection of songs that meld a variety of genres together and make heavy use of sampling. The second disc, on the other hand, is far more experimental in nature, being composed of lengthier pieces that incorporate more ambient textures and drones and fewer samples or definable song structures.
Subliminal Sandwich was composed during the 1993 tour supporting the Satyricon album and would have been released in 1994 or 1995 if not for legal tangles with Meat Beat's Belgian label Play It Again Sam.
The album received a "9" rating from the NME. The double disc did not sell well in America, despite being on Trent Reznor's Nothing Records and despite having a hooky single - "Asbestos Lead Asbestos" - which was accompanied by a big budget video. The record should be regarded as an artistic success, however, as it manages to combine dub, trance, drum and bass, and industrial sounds with truly rare and invigorating samples.