May 2016 19

SKOLD - The UndoingSKOLD
Category: Industrial / Rock
Album: The Undoing
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: Darker and heavier production values with a greater emphasis on fractured electronics without losing the power of the guitars, SKOLD’s latest solo outing shows him at the top of his game.

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May 2016 19

Surgical Meth Machine - Surgical Meth MachineSurgical Meth Machine
Category: Industrial / Metal
Album: Surgical Meth Machine
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: The latest outing of sonic abrasion from industrial/metal’s most beloved/most hated angry old man, “Uncle Al” Jourgensen; you know you’re in for a well produced mixed bag of uncompromising rage and disconcerting serenity.

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May 2016 19

Ihsahn - ArktisIhsahn
Category: Progressive / Metal / Experimental
Album: Arktis
Stars: 4.5
Blurb: Still darkly experimental and rooted in black metal, Ihsahn’s progressive compositional abilities take a turn for the accessible with magnificent results.

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May 2016 19

Headspace - All That You Fear Is GoneHeadspace
Category: Progressive / Metal
Album: All That You Fear Is Gone
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: Effective songwriting balanced with technical mastery from a group with enough credentials to please prog/rock and metal fans.

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May 2016 19

PRONG - X - No AbsolutesPRONG
Category: Alt. / Metal / Industrial
Album: X – No Absolutes
Stars: 4
Blurb: Once again going for a “no filler, all killer” approach, this tenth full-length release from the hybrid thrash/metal trio is worth every hard rocking second.

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May 2016 19

Judda - Total Fucking WarJudda
Category: Industrial / Rock
Album: Total Fucking War
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: Not just a time capsule of a band that came apart at the seams before achieving its full potential, but also of that time and sound of ‘90s industrial/rock in all its vile and vicious splendor.

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May 2016 19

With the Dead - With the DeadWith the Dead
Category: Doom Metal
Album: With the Dead
Stars: 4
Blurb: Crafted from a trio of hardened veterans of the genre, the debut from With the Dead is an archetypical and anguished album that virtually defines doom metal.

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