Let me be perfectly clear and straightforward from the outset about this release by Austrian Sadako: I really don't like it.
Despite the reference in the promo letter to Ministry and Static X, 'Panic Transistor' is nowhere, I repeat, NOWHERE near the quality and clout of those two bands mentioned. It's been quite a while since I listened to something as genuinely flat and shallow as this. I reckon the number of samples and sound bites from films used can actually be proportional with the lack of ability to make profound and exciting music? There are many sound bites on 'Panic Transistor'! This is clean and clinical, soulless, if you like, and the vocal performance is on whole weak, even if there's an attempt at actually waking up the listener in the track What's Up, Cthulhu? with a few death grunts. Doesn't save the day, even if the idea is funny.
Next, please. Quickly.