Category: Compilations / Industrial / Rock
Album: ColdWaves II Sampler
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.
Category: Post-Punk / Industrial
Album: New Ghost
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.
Category: Electro / Industrial
Album: Into Exile
Blurb: Better production than past releases, but still lacking in anything to distinguish this act as anything other than an imitator.
Category: Noise / Rock / Shoegaze
Album: To the Happy Few
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.
Category: Industrial / Metal
Album: Subtract Nerve
Blurb: Apocalyptic dirge by way of guttural industrial metal, Concrete Lung’s latest EP is a fine retreading of a familiarly decrepit sound.
Category: Industrial / Black Metal
Album: I Vivi E I Mort
Blurb: While still entrenched in black metal, this Italian act possesses a higher degree of gothic and industrial atmosphere hiding beneath the corpse paint.
Category: Industrial / Alt. Rock
Album: The Sun Comes Out Tonight
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.