May 2016 27

Filter - Crazy EyesFilter
Category: Alt. / Rock / Industrial
Album: Crazy Eyes
Stars: 4
Blurb: 20 years after the band’s debut, Filter’s seventh album successfully captures the seething industrial/rock spirit with which it came kicking and screaming into the world.

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May 2016 27

The Qemists - Warrior SoundThe Qemists
Category: Drum & Bass / Rock
Album: Warrior Sound
Stars: 4
Blurb: An excellent hybrid of the melodic sensibilities of rock & roll and the electronic energy of drum & bass, driven by arresting riffs and anthemic choruses too striking to ignore.

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May 2016 27

Schaft - UltraSchaft
Category: Industrial / Rock / Noise
Album: Ultra
Stars: 4
Blurb: After over two decades, one of the ‘90s most revered and most peculiar musical collaborations returns with a much more focused and deliberate album that firmly establishes the band’s identity and sound.

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May 2016 19

SKOLD - The UndoingSKOLD
Category: Industrial / Rock
Album: The Undoing
Stars: 4
Blurb: Darker and heavier production values with a greater emphasis on fractured electronics without losing the power of the guitars, SKOLD’s latest solo outing shows him at the top of his game.

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May 2016 19

Surgical Meth Machine - Surgical Meth MachineSurgical Meth Machine
Category: Industrial / Metal
Album: Surgical Meth Machine
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: The latest outing of sonic abrasion from industrial/metal’s most beloved/most hated angry old man, “Uncle Al” Jourgensen; you know you’re in for a well produced mixed bag of uncompromising rage and disconcerting serenity.

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May 2016 19

Ihsahn - ArktisIhsahn
Category: Progressive / Metal / Experimental
Album: Arktis
Stars: 4.5
Blurb: Still darkly experimental and rooted in black metal, Ihsahn’s progressive compositional abilities take a turn for the accessible with magnificent results.

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May 2016 19

Headspace - All That You Fear Is GoneHeadspace
Category: Progressive / Metal
Album: All That You Fear Is Gone
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: Effective songwriting balanced with technical mastery from a group with enough credentials to please prog/rock and metal fans.

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