According to 24-year-old Mr Violence, the album supposedly tells the story of a robot (Destructor) created by God to punish humanity. It's mostly instrumental, so you'll have to be guided by the song titles. After killing as many people as possible ('Digital Killing', 'Hiroshima'), the robot sees the futility of it all and kills himself ('Death of a Child'). 'The first nine tracks glorify violence,' he says, 'so it would be hypocritical to end on a moral note. It's just that the robot gets bored.' Although Violence is a fan of Ministry and of Badalamenti (Twin Peaks), Life of Destructor is coming out next month on the well-known death and thrash metal label Earache - their first adventure into techno.
His position on the portrayal of violence is a complex one, its crux being the assumption that people are able to keep fantasy and action apart. 'I hope young kids hear it and realise it's got emotions they can latch on to. And I hope it'll excite them - violence can be quite a turn-on. I used to be quite aggressive, but after making this, I'm not.'
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