Oct 2013 24

Dead Man's Hill vs. The Earth King - Cycling Between Sun and MoonDead Man’s Hill vs. The Earth King
Category: Black Metal / Experimental / Industrial
Album: Cycling Between Sun and Moon
Stars: 1.5
Blurb: The sporadic moments of clarity and eeriness are, unfortunately, no match for this collaboration’s tediousness.

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Oct 2013 24

TKR - Highway PatrolTKR
Category: Dubstep / Electronica
Album: Highway Patrol
Stars: 2.5
Blurb: Bogged down by the inherent limitations of lounge groove and the lack of commitment to overcome them, Highway Patrol is as inoffensive as it is forgettable.

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Sep 2013 17

MINISTRY - From Beer to EternityMINISTRY
Category: Industrial / Metal
Album: From Beer to Eternity
Stars: 4
Blurb: With a diverse range of elements encompassing various points in the band’s long history, the final album from the industrial/metal pioneers sums up MINISTRY’s legacy in fine form.

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Sep 2013 17

Darkened - Designer ViolenceDarkened
Category: Electronic
Album: Designer Violence
Stars: 4
Blurb: Integrating more of a downtempo rhythm to match his now tamed industrial glitch design, Darkened forays into the dystopian mind to find that it is much more euphonious than expected.

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Sep 2013 17

Loss - I Am But the Sum of My ConditionsLoss
Category: Electro / Industrial
Album: I Am But the Sum of My Conditions
Stars: 3
Blurb: Making his music somewhat of a performance art project both hurts and helps this album.

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Sep 2013 17

Ayria - Plastic Makes PerfectAyria
Category: Synthpop/EBM
Album: Plastic Makes Perfect
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: The new album from Ayria is a welcome departure from the standard synthpop sound.

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Sep 2013 17

Mindless Self Indulgence - How I Learned to Stop Giving a Shit and Love Mindless Self IndulgenceMindless Self Indulgence
Category: Industrial / Punk / Rock
Album: How I Learned to Stop Giving a Shit and Love Mindless Self Indulgence
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: Mindless Self Indulgence makes a solid return with this Kickstarter funded album complete with all the high energy and crude humor the fans have come to expect.

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