"If you are looking for new and upcoming Darkfloor music get this CD... Independently put out and well constructed..."
- St. Dave, Jester Promotions and Productions
"...Sufficed to say, this CD alone (sans magazine) may be worth the price for many people... Keep your eyes open for a chance to get the CD/mag combination... For now, rest assured that the quality level is high."
- Brian Parker, Beneath the Wheel
"I smiled right away... you can't go wrong."
- DJ Antithesis
"...What makes this release so different, is that instead of focusing on big name bands or all European artists, the music is taken from lesser known, unsigned artists about to burst forth from the underground. As a result, almost all of the material on this CD has either never been released or is an exclusive remix unavailable anywhere else... Base Asylum should appear on the scene with a thunderous reception."
- Jester, Sonic-Boom
"Sounds From the Asylum 1 contains 15 pure electro pieces from bands across the globe... a nice compilation that gives equal time to both US and Euro bands..."
- Dachar, Industrial Bible
"James Cooney of Base Asylum certainly has been paying attention to what makes a successful Industrial fanzine before trying his hand at such a venture himself. The debut issue of Base Asylum comes packaged with a 15 song CD featuring artists covered in the magazine. Base Asylum, is a 36 page, full sized, black & white, glossy covered magazine that retails for $10, which includes the compilation CD and the magazine. This issue features articles on Mindless Faith, Industrial Heads, Birmingham 6, T.H.C., Scar Tissue, Negative Format, Martin Atkins, Thine Eyes, Seilwolf, Biopsy, Signal to Noise, Mark 13, Terminal Choice, Informatik, The Fair Sex, Gridlock, Neuroactive, Sister Machine Gun, Covenant, Manhole Vortex, :wumpscut:, Shade Factory, and Mentallo & The Fixer. Also included are over 100 album reviews, an editorial and a short sections on upcoming Industrial events. The layout is minimal, but very crisp, making the magazine an easy read. Base Asylum is definitely the best first issue of a start-up fanzine I've seen in years!"
- Jester, Sonic-Boom