The Shizit
Script Kiddie


3.5
great

Review

by Supercoolguy64 USER (85 Reviews)
March 29th, 2019 | 7 replies


Release Date: 2000 | Tracklist

Review Summary: >:0

I find it funny how a band which generally presents itself as a sincere anarchist musical platform would name itself after what is perhaps the goofiest and most whitebread slang term to ever be invented. Hell, it wouldn’t be very hard either to guess when this band were active just by skimming the cover art of Script Kiddie. Who the hell even calls hackers “script kiddies” anymore" The only thing that would date this album even more if there was a reference to Foamy the Squirrel in there somewhere.

Nostalgic aesthetics aside, The Shizit were a pretty badass duo whose career went by all too soon. Being a part of the second wave of the digital hardcore movement, when the genre began to rapidly spread outside of Germany to other parts of the word, these guys helped make the genre even heavier and angrier than Alec Empire probably intended it to be. Infusing amen breaks, blown out 4/4 kick beats, and heavily processed guitar stabs, these guys are still remembered for good reason. Tracks like “Gak Bitch” and “Point Click Kill” perfectly executes this mix by being both mosh-worthy and dance-worthy, something to play while you bite some rave kid’s head off.

Script Kiddie, being the middle child of a trilogy of ante-mortem releases, acts almost as an anthology for the group. This has both positive and negative cognitions, which I’ll explain in a bit. Primarily composed of re-recorded versions of tracks originally appearing on their previous output Evil Inside (which features an edited version of the Intel Inside logo on the cover, God is this band a time capsule), as well as two demos for songs which would later reappear in their definitive form on their 2001 swansong Soundtrack for the Revolution. For this reason, Script Kiddie has essentially been made irrelevant within The Shizit’s canon. The only track unique to this release would be the “Gak Bitch” remix appended at the end, and while it’s pretty good on its own terms it sticks out like a sore thumb compared to the rest of the recording due to it’s weirdly muffled production.

Still, The Shizit is the shizit. At best, this album serves as the perfect, quick introduction to the band for newcomers. At worst, it’s just extra space on your harddrive if you already have their other two records. Take it for what you will.



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Supercoolguy64
March 29th 2019


8808 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Download their discog here lol: shizit.net

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parksungjoon
March 29th 2019


9354 Comments


hey i still see script kiddie used

plus its a legit insult. "you dont know how to do shit, all you do is run a file someone a million times smarter than you made"

Kompys2000
March 29th 2019


2505 Comments


"Digital hardcore" sounds like it would be my jam, gonna have to check dis out

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AsleepInTheBack
March 30th 2019


5952 Comments


" Still, The Shizit is the shizit. " best line in a review ever

"Digital hardcore" sounds like it would be my jam, gonna have to check dis out [2]


Inx5
March 30th 2019


33 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Wow, i didn't know there was a site dedicated to this band where you can download their discography. That's really cool.

Bloon
Contributing Reviewer
March 30th 2019


2629 Comments


>:0 nice review 0:c

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Supercoolguy64
March 30th 2019


8808 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

of all bands to get that kind of website treatment this wasnt one i expected yea



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