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2010 release from the Trance Metal troupe, a companion piece to their album Common Dreads. Tribalism features long-deleted b-sides including the fan favorite 'We Can Breathe in Space', remixes by the likes of Qemists, High Contrast and Mistabishi, live tracks including their version of 'Insomnia' by Faithless, and two brand new songs, 'Thumper' and 'Tribalism', recorded with Andy Gray, the producer of Common Dreads. Warner.
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It seems like they aren't trying to grab peoples attention with mindless rave tunes or blatantly shouting out some twisted gang vocals.
'Tribalism' track one is simple but still very catchy, could of easily been in Common Dreads. But it makes a good opening track for this compilation.
Next is 'Thumper'. Very interesting, it fails to show anything new from Enter Shikari. Still the same message comes across, civilization is doomed if we don't change.
'All Eyes On The Saint' is layers of dirty but still over produced tracks that give a cluttered song. Seems like there is little song structure.
'We Can Breathe In Space' is a worthy addition to this album but it was released years ago, so it's nothing new, just re-recorded and remixed for 2010 ears.
From here the album is a mix of live songs, remixes and songs that probably shouldn't have been released, or they should of been given out for free.
Starting off the remixes is 'Juggernauts [Nero Remix]'.
This remix is the stand out, lyrics are clean and the beats are as traditional as a club remix can get. It's five minutes of your life you may want back, the first minute of the song does seem to just repeat itself 4 times.
There's no lack of 'No Sleep Tonight' remixes, you have the pleasure of listening to four different types. The 'The Qemists remix' seems to change very little from the original song, with the exception of the two minutes in the middle of the song that speeds up at one point and then some random 4 bars of not related music is pushed into your ears then repeated.
So the other remixes are nothing amazing or new. The hardcore fan might be able to listen to them on repeat, like twice. But i don't think any of these remixes will replace spinning the original unaltered record.
The 'Live '09' tracks show a little glimpse of what you might get to experience at a show. I think it's really hard for bands to release 'live' tracks. For a band like Enter Shikari, it is no different. So much of there energy does come from the lights and smoke at a live show. It's a good try, but i think it's good these are at the end of the album not the start.
So in conclusion, the overall release should been seen as a Enter Shikari 'mix tape' with some golden bits and some tracks that just might not make the mp3 player. For the average fan, pick it up anyway to support the band. Let them know what you think, i'm sure they don't care.