Beauty Queen Autopsy
Category: Electro / Alternative / Gothic
Blurb: A strong debut from the musical pairing of Unwoman and Caustic, drawing on numerous influences and topped off by haunted and sexual lyrics that may disturb as much as they attract.
Category: Electronic / Ambient
Blurb: Finally writing and producing his own compositions for his third solo effort, Martin Gore tests his capabilities with a series of atmospheric experiments outside of the constraints of his usual songwriting style.
Category: Industrial / Noise / Metal
Album: Of Human Toxicity
Blurb: Like a torturous promenade through an exhibition of horrific images, Acidrodent’s latest album is a boisterous and, at times, unpleasant helping of machine metal.
The Kahless Clone
Category: Post-Rock / Ambient / Goth
Album: An Endless Loop
Blurb: A rich and powerful debut from the new side project of Novembers Doom guitarist Vito Marchese, no less heavy in its scope, and perhaps more majestic in its cinematic atmosphere.
Category: Industrial / Rock / Post-Punk
Album: The Singularity
Blurb: Marred by substandard production, the rock & roll energy and musicality demonstrated by this band is paid a grave injustice on what should’ve been a better album.
Category: Industrial / Electro / Experimental
Blurb: Flowing like a sci-fi narrative of a bleak future in which our reliance on machinery threatens to overtake the human impulse; and yet, the human element wins out with organic song structures and aggressively emotive vocals.
Category: Industrial / Metal
Album: Blame It on the Devil
Blurb: Full of vibrant melodies and twilit atmospheres amid raucous nü-metal cacophonies, Deadstar Assembly’s return after five years sounds to be well worth the wait.