Overdrive Hell 11 -Hizumi Tengoku to the Future-

overdrivehell11 Album Title:
Overdrive Hell 11 -Hizumi Tengoku to the Future-
Record Label:
Troubadour Record
Catalog No.:
Release Date:
August 12, 2013
Buy at Sweep Record


overdrive hell 11: Hizumi Tengoku to the Future is the eleventh in a series of hardcore and experimental electronic EPs featuring Ayako Saso and Shinji Hosoe. In addition, a new composer, who has yet to be identified, joins the fray. While not for everyone, it does feature some interesting music for those fans of this style of electronic music. All of the themes on this album seem to feature track titles inspired by the Back to the Future films. How does this album compare to the previous entries in the ongoing series?


The album opens up with “Lesson.43 enchantment under the sea” and features a bass line that reminds me of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme song combined with intense industrial tones, vocal samples, and some funky guitar works. “Lesson.44 Call the chicken” opens up with some chicken bwoking samples before moving into an intense hardcore beat that is reminiscent of Shinji Hosoe’s rhythm game works. The chicken sampling as well as a vocal sample that simply states “chicken” is also incorporated throughout the tune.

“Lesson.45 Great Scott” is definitely one of the more mild tunes on the soundtrack. It has a very game-like sound at times, but also incorporates some modern electronic influences like some wobbling, but for those who enjoy a melody, this one definitely features a semblance of a melody compared to some of the other tunes on the album. “Lesson.46 Uncle prison love” definitely has a more drum n’ bass influence and really manages to create a really interesting atmosphere. There are plenty of crunchy electronic tones that dominate the majority of the piece and the shift between the drum n’ bass style to a more hard dance beat with vocal samples keeps the tune fresh.

“Lesson.47 Anybody home” definitely features a more dubstep influenced style mixed with an intense hardcore beat. I really like the change in tempos throughout the piece as it makes it more dynamic and adds a bit of an ominous air to the tune. Lastly, “Lesson.48 I hate manure” is a more traditional overdrive hell tune with its intense beat, plenty of vocal sampling, and cold, industrial atmosphere. However, there is definitely a more melodic focus, albeit a slight one, at times during the piece.


This album is definitely not for the faint of heart. Fans of hardcore and experimental music may enjoy this album, particularly if they have been following the series. However, for those interested in this, it may be best to try to listen to some of Ayako Saso and Shinji Hosoe’s more hardcore music to get a feeling for the nature of this album. Compared to some of the previous entries, I’d say this a bit more on the accessible side, but it does manage to include some nice sections that might please fans who prefer melody.

Overdrive Hell 11 -Hizumi Tengoku to the Future- Don Kotowski

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Posted on February 28, 2014 by Don Kotowski. Last modified on January 17, 2016.

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Currently residing in Philadelphia. I spend my days working in vaccine characterization and dedicate some of my spare time in the evening to the vast world of video game music, both reviewing soundtracks as well as maintaining relationships with composers overseas in Europe and in Japan.

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