Mar 2015 25

ASIA featuring John Payne - Recollections (A Tribute to British Prog)ASIA featuring John Payne
Category: Progressive / Rock
Album: Recollections (A Tribute to British Prog)
Stars: 2.5
Blurb: A collection of covers in lieu of the new material fans of John Payne have been waiting for, this celebration of Payne’s influences in British progressive/rock seems hardly worth the effort.

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Mar 2015 25

Programmable Animal - DrepseaProgrammable Animal
Category: Industrial / Alternative
Album: Drepsea
Stars: 3
Blurb: While small town bands are usually trying to replicate what’s popular now, Programmable Animal stands out in such a unique way that you would not expect.

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Mar 2015 25

Bright Light Bright Light - I Wish We Were Leaving EPBright Light Bright Light
Category: Electro-pop
Album: I Wish We Were Leaving EP
Stars: 3
Blurb: While we wait for the new album from Rod Thomas (the name behind Bright Light Bright Light), we have this teaser EP to give us a taste of what that new album could sound like.

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Mar 2015 25

Black December - Vol. 1Black December
Category: Rock / Metal
Album: Vol. 1
Stars: 5
Blurb: Black December delivers a bombastic debut that straddles the line between experimentation and accessibility with marvelous results.

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Mar 2015 25

Dope Stars Inc. - TerapunkDope Stars Inc.
Category: Industrial / Punk
Album: Terapunk
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: One hell of a party where ‘80s pop melodies and dance rhythms fornicate with noisy punk and aggressive industrial rock.

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Mar 2015 25

The Dreaming - Rise AgainThe Dreaming
Category: Industrial / Rock / Electro
Album: Rise Again
Stars: 4
Blurb: While not entirely a Stabbing Westward reunion, The Dreaming’s third album is the next best thing as the band creates a bold and dramatic work of industrial/rock.

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Mar 2015 25

Harshrealm - [Fahrenheit / Vers la Flamme] –Integrated–Harshrealm
Category: Electro / Rock
Album: [Fahrenheit / Vers la Flamme] –Integrated–
Stars: 4
Blurb: Offering a new take on the band’s previous EP, this latest from the Japanese electro/rock act is a marvelously satisfying adventure.

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