Jan 2015 25

PreEmptive Strike 0.1 - Pierce Their Husk EPPreEmptive Strike 0.1
Category: Black Metal / Electro
Album: Pierce Their Husk EP
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: PreEmptive Strike 0.1 teases us with this EP while the band works in the studio, and it shows that the talented duo can mix more black metal into their “dark electro” style.

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Jan 2015 25

Hypefactor - 市中心中国Hypefactor
Category: Electro-pop / Rock
Album: 市中心中国
Stars: 4
Blurb: After two years, the New York electro/rock collective unveils a mysteriously titled new single that may yet be one of the band’s best songs, even as the wait for a new album continues.

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Jan 2015 25

The Knife - Shaken-Up VersionsThe Knife
Category: Electronic / Experimental
Album: Shaken-Up Versions
Stars: 3
Blurb: The follow-up EP to Shaking the Habitual maintains the creative spark of its predecessor, but fails to maintain the balance of catchiness and experimentation that made it so appealing.

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Jan 2015 25

The Webb - Little PiecesThe Webb
Category: Post-Punk / Gothic
Album: Little Pieces
Stars: 2
Blurb: An admirable, yet flawed attempt at capturing post-punk magic.

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Jan 2015 25

Swans - To be KindSwans
Category: Experimental / Post-Punk / Rock
Album: To be Kind
Stars: 4.5
Blurb: Monolithic and majestic, the latest double album from Swans showcases some of the band’s longest and most daring musical excursions yet, producing a marvelous display of excess and grandeur.

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Jan 2015 25

My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult - Spooky TricksMy Life with the Thrill Kill Kult
Category: Industrial
Album: Spooky Tricks
Stars: 4
Blurb: Sexy, sultry, sleazy; Spooky Tricks proves that My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult is going stronger than ever.

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Jan 2015 25

No:Carrier - Wisdom & FailureNo:Carrier
Category: Darkwave / Synthpop
Album: Wisdom & Failure
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: With a refined sense of production and arrangement driven by more strongly developed songwriting, No:Carrier’s new album shows excellent creative growth.

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