Jan 2017 10

Khost [Deconstructed and Reconstructed by] Godflesh - Needles into the GroundKhost [Deconstructed and Reconstructed by] Godflesh
Category: Industrial / Noise / Doom Metal
Album: Needles into the Ground
Stars: 4
Blurb: The legendary Godflesh reconstructs fellow Birmingham act Khost’s material into a more industrialized but no less abrasive doom-laden affair that is sure to please genre fans.

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Jan 2017 10

David Bowie - BlackstarDavid Bowie
Category: Experimental / Rock / Jazz
Album: Blackstar
Stars: 4.5
Blurb: A final full-length offering from one of the world’s most innovative and truly artistic figures… what more can be said?

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Dec 2016 19

Circle of Dust - Machines of Our DisgraceCircle of Dust
Category: Industrial / Metal
Album: Machines of Our Disgrace
Stars: 5
Blurb: The first new Circle of Dust album in 18 years, this album not only marks the return of one of the industrial/metal genre’s most underappreciated entities, but sets a new benchmark for the genre as a whole.

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Dec 2016 19

Aesthetic Perfection - Love Like Lies (Single)Aesthetic Perfection
Category: Electro-pop / EBM
Album: Love Like Lies (Single)
Stars: 2.5
Blurb: While not entirely unsuccessful in bringing a more melodic pop sensibility into a harsher electro/industrial style, Aesthetic Perfection’s latest single falls short in several areas.

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Dec 2016 19

v01d - Greeted as Liberatorsv01d
Category: Industrial / Experimental
Album: Greeted as Liberators
Stars: 5
Blurb: A masterpiece of an album, full of stylistic exploration, sonic nuance, and lyrical themes that demonstrate a more thoughtful and serious mindset to make this thinking man’s industrial… bravo, v01d!

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Dec 2016 19

Monte Pittman - Inverted Grasp of BalanceMonte Pittman
Category: Metal / Alternative
Album: Inverted Grasp of Balance
Stars: 4.5
Blurb: Faster and heavier than his past efforts, yet without sacrificing melody or thoughtful songwriting, Monte Pittman’s fourth album presents listeners with some of his strongest material yet.

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Dec 2016 19

Assemblage 23 - EndureAssemblage 23
Category: Electro / Industrial / Synthpop
Album: Endure
Stars: 5
Blurb: Assemblage 23 has come out with quite possibly one of the most ingenious compilation of songs and remixes that the project has ever released in collaboration with some very talented creative minds.

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