Nov 2013 11

Various Artists - ColdWaves II SamplerVarious Artists
Category: Compilations / Industrial / Rock
Album: ColdWaves II Sampler
Stars: 4
Blurb: Featuring many of the bands present at the ColdWaves II event, this compilation offers up a few welcome surprises to make it worth its low price tag.

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Nov 2013 11

Hate Dept. - New GhostHate Dept.
Category: Post-Punk / Industrial
Album: New Ghost
Stars: 4.5
Blurb: 10 years later, and Hate Dept. are back and sounding as fresh and as virulent as ever, with Seibold and company delivering an album of finely abrasive industrialized rock & roll.

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Nov 2013 11

Tactical Module - Into ExileTactical Module
Category: Electro / Industrial
Album: Into Exile
Stars: 2
Blurb: Better production than past releases, but still lacking in anything to distinguish this act as anything other than an imitator.

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Nov 2013 11

Medicine - To the Happy FewMedicine
Category: Noise / Rock / Shoegaze
Album: To the Happy Few
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: The darlings of noise pop return in its original lineup after 20 years, offering up a more mature but no less cacophonous blend of enticing melody.

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Nov 2013 11

Concrete Lung - Subtract NerveConcrete Lung
Category: Industrial / Metal
Album: Subtract Nerve
Stars: 3
Blurb: Apocalyptic dirge by way of guttural industrial metal, Concrete Lung’s latest EP is a fine retreading of a familiarly decrepit sound.

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Nov 2013 11

Rotorvator - I Vivi E I MortRotorvator
Category: Industrial / Black Metal
Album: I Vivi E I Mort
Stars: 3
Blurb: While still entrenched in black metal, this Italian act possesses a higher degree of gothic and industrial atmosphere hiding beneath the corpse paint.

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Nov 2013 11

Filter - The Sun Comes Out TonightFilter
Category: Industrial / Alt. Rock
Album: The Sun Comes Out Tonight
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: With a welcome heavier emphasis on the balance of gritty electronics and alt. rock, this latest album from Filter is as angst-ridden and abrasive as ever.

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