Category: Alt. / Goth / Rock
Blurb: A captivating set of songs from one of alternative music’s most revered and celebrated guitarists, demonstrating songwriting above virtuosic grandstanding, with more than a few notable guest vocalists.
Category: Industrial / Metal
Album: Sinister Minister
Blurb: Without pretense or restraint, showcasing a balls-to-the-wall in-your-face brand of rock & roll debauchery as few others besides Skum Love can offer.
Chris Wirsig & No:Carrier
Category: Ambient / Cinematic / Industrial
Album: The 13 Crystal Skulls
Blurb: A chilling atmospheric record that plays like a soundtrack to the legend of the 13 crystal skulls. Neo-gothic piano and ominous noises in the distance put you right in the story. Great for headphones.
Category: Industrial / Dark Ambient / Experimental
Album: The Negative
Blurb: Presenting a more vulnerable and introspective aspect to Brant Showers’ musical identity, SØLVE leads listeners down a decidedly dark but rewarding path.
The Black Queen
Category: Synthpop / Coldwave
Album: Fever Daydream
Blurb: Emotive and expressive songwriting and composition, along with a chilled R&B influence, are at the forefront of this debut from a trio of veteran performers, resulting in what is most assuredly one of the best albums of the year.
Category: Electronica / Rock / Experimental
Album: Spines of the Heart
Blurb: Moody, dreamy, and haunting, this double album by Berklee-trained Bryan Deister has sparks of brilliance, a few dismal points, and a ton of material in between.
Category: Electro / Industrial / Rock
Blurb: Drawing on the tropes of cyberpunk literature and cinema, complete with a bevy of high profile musical guests and complementary visuals, this full-length debut from Victor Love is quite an entertaining experience.