Jul 2014 22

Acumen Nation - Artifacts III: 1988-1993Acumen Nation
Category: Industrial / Electro
Album: Artifacts III: 1988-1993
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: While geared more toward the hardcore fans, this collection offers an excellent history lesson on the Chicago underground industrial scene, as well as offering a snapshot into this eminent band’s formative years.

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Jul 2014 22

Splynter Group - HadronSplynter Group
Category: Electronica / Ambient / Trip-Hop
Album: Hadron
Stars: 3
Blurb: Taking a much more chilled out and deceptively tranquil approach that belies the tensely dark atmospheres resonating throughout, Splynter Group presents another welcome side of the Cracknation.

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Jul 2014 22

∆AIMON - ∆AIMON∆AIMON
Category: Witch House / Electronic
Album: ∆AIMON
Stars: 4
Blurb: Sexy atmospheres and ritualistic beats combine to provide an album full of club anthems ripped straight out of a mechanical wasteland.

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Jul 2014 22

VNV Nation - TransnationalVNV Nation
Category: Electro / Synthpop
Album: Transnational
Stars: 3
Blurb: While doing little to stray from the path set forth by previous albums, VNV Nation continues its pursuit of melodic electronic humanity.

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Jun 2014 16

3TEETH - 3TEETH3TEETH
Category: Industrial / Metal
Album: 3TEETH
Stars: 3
Blurb: While still very much the sum of various influences in the genre, this acclaimed act’s debut album is a vicious and exciting reminder of what many loved about industrial music to begin with.

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Jun 2014 16

VVINTER RAINBOVV - FVTVRΛVVINTER RAINBOVV
Category: Electronic / Drone / Dark Ambient
Album: FVTVRΛ
Stars: 2.5
Blurb: As glacial in its pace as in its frigid atmosphere, this helping of experimental and droning electronic may not be as tedious as it is simply monotonous and requires perhaps more patience than it deserves.

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Jun 2014 16

N3VOA - SolitudeN3VOA
Category: Electro / EBM
Album: Solitude
Stars: 2
Blurb: From its lyrical shortcomings to its adherence to the standards of dark electro/EBM, this Brazilian artist’s debut is full of emotion but lacking in much depth.

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