The Mute Gods
Category: Progressive / Rock / Pop
Album: Tardigrades Will Inherit the Earth
Blurb: With even more aggressive fervor than the debut album, surpassing its progressive and pop leanings to deliver a dark warning to a humanity rapidly bringing about its own destruction, The Mute Gods succeed in making an album that is apocalyptic, ironic, and catchy.
Category: Industrial / Metal
Blurb: While the extreme metal elements have been toned down, Aborym maintains a viciously exploratory style that on this album recalls aspects of the ‘90s alternative scene, with some undeniably catchy results.
Category: Electro / Rock / Drum & Bass
Album: We Are the Future
Blurb: A strong debut and a bold statement from this Eastern European electro/rock band, one that has all the potential to be a worldwide sensation and eventually explore past the boundaries of the genre.
Category: Electro / Industrial / Rock
Album: Dying Light
Blurb: The latest album from Cynical Existence showcases the band’s vigorous songwriting and production style, evolving past the harsh EBM stylings of the past to infuse guitars and more melodious elements.
Category: Industrial / Electronic
Album: Trash Chic
Blurb: Still just as gritty and catchy as his previous outing, En Esch’s latest effort is a more experimental but equally enjoyable album that represents some of his finest production and songwriting yet.
Nine Inch Nails
Album: Not the Actual Events EP
Blurb: While described “an unfriendly, fairly impenetrable record,” with plenty of miasmal, oppressively noisy production to boot, the latest EP from Nine Inch Nails is more of a return to the band’s earlier, more aggressive style than they or the audience may care to admit.