LOCATE SUBVERT TERMINATE - THE COMPLETE MURDER INC
DOUBLE ALBUM INVISIBLE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 23, 2000 REVIEW: MARCH 10, 2000
Murder Inc was very much a product of it's time. The band, consisting of Martin Atkins and a few other ex-Killing Joke members as well as Chris Connelly of Pigface and Ministry, emerged during the grunge era. In the early 90:s, different kinds of crossover was all the rage, and Murder Inc is a good example of that trend.
Chris Connelly tried rapping as well as singing in a straight rock style (I really think I prefer his screaming on tracks like Ministry's "TV Song") while the rest of the band drone forth their guitar riffs and tribal drumming in a machinelike way.
"Locate Subvert Terminate" collects both the album "Murder Inc" and the EP "Corpuscle", as well as a couple of Foetus mixes and live tracks. I'm tempted to call it industrial grunge, somewhat noisy and with a punk attitude, but without an edge. Like other Atkinsí projects, Murder Inc seems to have been more about trying stuff out in the studio for the hell of it, than actually putting heart and soul to it.†
Just like Sisters of Mercy's "Floodland" somehow perfectly describes the 80:s, Murder Inc is very typical for the early 90:s. For that, if not much else, it is interesting. But the sound is a bit stale.