Category: Dark Ambient
Album: New Kings and New Queens
Blurb: Intriguingly bleak and minimalistic, this Slovakian act explores the dark and derelict soundscapes of a medieval wasteland.
Category: Rhythmic Noise
Album: Electronic Music Means War to Us 2
Blurb: Raw, imposing, and boisterous, Hypnoskull has its sights on making ears bleed and destroying dance floors.
Genre: Darkwave / Indie Rock
Blurb: What would happen if Fever Ray was high on valium? Listen to Metal Mother and find out.
Blurb: The covers of pop classics and the band’s own old material might be fighting an uneven duel on Zeitsprung, but the album remains an amiable and rather entertaining electro feat.
Category: Electronic / Industrial
Album: The Mawn Reproduction
Album: Returning to his dark industrial roots, Jason Novak crafts a brilliant album of audio terror and haunting experimental electronica.
Iron Lung Corp.
Category: Industrial / Rock / Coldwave
Album: Body Snatchers
Blurb: Transforming several old favorites into a hard-hitting coldwave assault is no easy task, but the Iron Lung Corp. manages to do so with stunning results.
Category: Compilations / Industrial / Rock
Album: ColdWaves II Sampler
Blurb: Featuring many of the bands present at the ColdWaves II event, this compilation offers up a few welcome surprises to make it worth its low price tag.