Category: Post-punk / Alt. Rock / Goth
Blurb: Sure to be revered as any of his past albums, the “Godfather of Goth” adopts a harsher but no less melodic edge on his most fervent and concentrated musical effort yet.
Category: Industrial / Metal
Album: Another Scheme of the Wicked
Blurb: Invertia employs blast beats, death growls, raw guitars, and blasphemous samples to deliver an adrenaline pumping album that would have benefitted from more variety.
Diary of Dreams
Category: Goth / Darkwave / Industrial
Album: Elegies in Darkness
Blurb: Offering little more than what we’ve come to expect from Diary of Dreams, this latest album may signal a loss of creative energy from the longstanding darkwave act.
Category: Industrial / Electro
Album: Artifacts III: 1988-1993
Blurb: While geared more toward the hardcore fans, this collection offers an excellent history lesson on the Chicago underground industrial scene, as well as offering a snapshot into this eminent band’s formative years.
Category: Electronica / Ambient / Trip-Hop
Blurb: Taking a much more chilled out and deceptively tranquil approach that belies the tensely dark atmospheres resonating throughout, Splynter Group presents another welcome side of the Cracknation.
Category: Witch House / Electronic
Blurb: Sexy atmospheres and ritualistic beats combine to provide an album full of club anthems ripped straight out of a mechanical wasteland.
Category: Electro / Synthpop
Blurb: While doing little to stray from the path set forth by previous albums, VNV Nation continues its pursuit of melodic electronic humanity.