Category: Industrial / Rock
Album: Salvation EP
Blurb: Not only acting as a remix companion to the band’s last album and as a teaser for an impending tour, KMFDM’s latest EP bridges the past and present as it wonderfully showcases some of today’s hot talents.
Category: Darkwave / Electro / Goth
Album: When the Wolves Return
Blurb: Richly crafted yet effectively straightforward songwriting topped off by lyrics that bear an emotional gravitas usually reserved for the most personal and poignant poetry.
Beauty Queen Autopsy
Category: Electro / Alternative / Gothic
Blurb: A strong debut from the musical pairing of Unwoman and Caustic, drawing on numerous influences and topped off by haunted and sexual lyrics that may disturb as much as they attract.
Category: Electronic / Ambient
Blurb: Finally writing and producing his own compositions for his third solo effort, Martin Gore tests his capabilities with a series of atmospheric experiments outside of the constraints of his usual songwriting style.
Category: Industrial / Noise / Metal
Album: Of Human Toxicity
Blurb: Like a torturous promenade through an exhibition of horrific images, Acidrodent’s latest album is a boisterous and, at times, unpleasant helping of machine metal.
The Kahless Clone
Category: Post-Rock / Ambient / Goth
Album: An Endless Loop
Blurb: A rich and powerful debut from the new side project of Novembers Doom guitarist Vito Marchese, no less heavy in its scope, and perhaps more majestic in its cinematic atmosphere.
Category: Industrial / Rock / Post-Punk
Album: The Singularity
Blurb: Marred by substandard production, the rock & roll energy and musicality demonstrated by this band is paid a grave injustice on what should’ve been a better album.