Mar 2017 28

Bands lineup announced for ColdWaves VI
 
Chicago’s ColdWaves Music Festival, now in its sixth year in 2017, has announced the lineup of band’s for this year’s event. Held at The Metro, one of Chicago’s most reputable and renowned music venues and the site of ColdWaves since 2013, on September 29, 30, and October 1 [..]

Mar 2017 27

Mortiis - The Great CorrupterMortiis
Category: Industrial / Metal
Album: The Great Corrupter
Stars: 4
Blurb: With nearly two-and-a-half hours of remixes from some of the scene’s most accomplished acts sprawled out across two discs, this remix companion offers some excellent variations to Mortiis’ artistic vision.

 
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Mar 2017 27

The Mute Gods - Tardigrades Will Inherit the EarthThe Mute Gods
Category: Progressive / Rock / Pop
Album: Tardigrades Will Inherit the Earth
Stars: 5
Blurb: With even more aggressive fervor than the debut album, surpassing its progressive and pop leanings to deliver a dark warning to a humanity rapidly bringing about its own destruction, The Mute Gods succeed in making an album that is apocalyptic, ironic, and catchy.

 
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Mar 2017 27

Aborym - Shifting.NegativeAborym
Category: Industrial / Metal
Album: Shifting.Negative
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: While the extreme metal elements have been toned down, Aborym maintains a viciously exploratory style that on this album recalls aspects of the ‘90s alternative scene, with some undeniably catchy results.

 
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Mar 2017 27

Raizer - We Are the FutureRaizer
Category: Electro / Rock / Drum & Bass
Album: We Are the Future
Stars: 3
Blurb: A strong debut and a bold statement from this Eastern European electro/rock band, one that has all the potential to be a worldwide sensation and eventually explore past the boundaries of the genre.

 
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Mar 2017 27

Level 2.0 - Moonlit EPLevel 2.0
Category: EDM / Electro-pop
Album: Moonlit EP
Stars: 4
Blurb: A classic band returns with evolved vocals and a more melodic sound with a danceable, catchy, dark release full of range.

 
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Mar 2017 27

Cynical Existence - Dying LightCynical Existence
Category: Electro / Industrial / Rock
Album: Dying Light
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: The latest album from Cynical Existence showcases the band’s vigorous songwriting and production style, evolving past the harsh EBM stylings of the past to infuse guitars and more melodious elements.

 
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