The Destroyer (album)

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The Destroyer
Alecempire-thedestroyer.jpg
Studio album by Alec Empire
Released June 1996
Recorded February 12, 1994 - April 1996
Genre Digital hardcore
Label Digital Hardcore Recordings
Producer Alec Empire
Alec Empire chronology
Hypermodern Jazz
(1996)
The Destroyer
(1996)
Les Étoiles des Filles Mortes
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
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The Destroyer is an album by electronic artist Alec Empire, his first on his own record label Digital Hardcore Recordings, released in 1996 in Europe and a revised version in 1998 in United States. Destroyer is also the name given to a series of EPs by Empire released two years before. Unlike his previous albums for Mille Plateaux, The Destroyer had a much heavier sound more akin to that of his band Atari Teenage Riot, and is considered as one of the earliest examples of a breakcore record.

Track listing[edit]

1996 European CD pressing[edit]

  1. (untitled) - 0:21
  2. "We All Die!" - 7:07
  3. "Suicide" - 4:54
  4. "Bang Your Head!" - 5:37
  5. "Don't Lie, White Girl!" - 4:35
  6. "Fire Bombing" - 4:17
  7. "I Just Wanna Destroy" - 4:51
  8. "Bonus Beats" - 4:03
  9. "Nobody Gets Out Alive!" - 5:34
  10. "My Body Cannot Die" - 4:25
  11. "The Peak" - 3:54
  12. "Heartbeat That Isn't There" - 3:08
  13. "I Don't Care What Happens" - 5:11
  14. "My Face Would Crack" - 6:46
  15. "Pleasure Is Our Business (Live!)" - 7:42
  16. (untitled) - 0:07

1998 US CD pressing[edit]

The 1998 pressing, released in the United States, included tracks from previous releases.

  1. "Hard Like It's a Pose" - 5:49 (previously released on Funk Riot Beat)
  2. "What Are You Talking About" - 5:01 (previously released on No Safety Pin Sex E.P.)
  3. "Down With The Shit" - 4:51 (previously released on Funk Riot Beat)
  4. "We All Die!" - 7:07
  5. "Suicide" - 4:54
  6. "Bang Your Head!" - 5:36
  7. "Heartbeat That Isn't There" - 3:06
  8. "Nobody Gets Out Alive!" - 5:33
  9. "Fire Bombing" - 4:16
  10. "The Peak" - 3:56
  11. "Bonus Beats" - 4:03
  12. "I Don't Care What Happens" - 5:11
  13. "My Face Would Crack" - 6:47
  14. "Pleasure Is Our Business (Live)" - 7:39

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