Feb 2015 21

Triptykon - Melana ChasmataTriptykon
Category: Metal / Gothic / Experimental
Album: Melana Chasmata
Stars: 4.5
Blurb: Monolithic in its scope, monstrous in its fury, and melodic in its atmosphere, Triptykon’s latest album is a truly monumental musical achievement.

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Feb 2015 21

Combichrist - We Love YouCombichrist
Genre: Electro / EBM
Album: We Love You
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: The album name may stand completely true as Combichrist continues to step up its game and deliver this relentless block of devotion to keep fans around for a long time, and for good reason.

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Feb 2015 21

Charlotte Sometimes - By RequestCharlotte Sometimes
Category: Pop
Album: By Request
Stars: 2.5
Blurb: Charlotte Sometimes seems to be filling in the gap of new releases with this short EP, showcasing only one new song, leaving many to wonder if she is utilizing her talents as strongly as she could be.

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Feb 2015 21

Alien Vampires - Harsh Drugs & BDSMAlien Vampires
Category: Techno / EBM
Album: Harsh Drugs & BDSM
Stars: 3
Blurb: The shamelessly obscene British/Italian group Alien Vampires has been absent from releasing music for two years, but this new EP was worth the wait and is a complete party from start to finish.

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Feb 2015 21

Aesthetic Perfection - 'Til DeathAesthetic Perfection
Category: Techno / Pop-Punk
Album: ‘Til Death
Stars: 2.5
Blurb: Three years after the release of All Beauty Destroyed, Aesthetic Perfection turns in a direction only slightly different, yet largely disappointing.

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Jan 2015 25

Emigrate - Silent So LongEmigrate
Category: Industrial / Metal
Album: Silent So Long
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: Making strides to establish its own sound and identity, Emigrate further sheds the traces of band leader Richard Kruspe’s other main group with a little help from some notable guest performers.

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Jan 2015 25

Einstürzende Neubauten - LamentEinstürzende Neubauten
Category: Experimental / Industrial
Album: Lament
Stars: 4.5
Blurb: The latest album from this German experimental group delivers a poignant and harrowing examination on World War I and the persistence of war throughout the world.

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