Category: Noise / Industrial / Metal
Blurb: Goregrind and death metal deconstructed and mutated into a vicious, and perhaps thankfully brief, display of digital hardcore violence.
Category: Electro / Industrial
Album: Moments Before the Collapse
Blurb: Orchestral arrangements of furious synths and guitars and distorted vocals evoking life in the impending chaos of the apocalypse make for a darkly engaging if somewhat predictable debut album.
Iron Fist of the Sun
Category: Industrial / Experimental / Ambient
Album: Who Will Help Me Wash My Right Hand
Blurb: An exploration of music as art that can be both interesting and somewhat unsatisfying.
Steel Hook Prostheses
Category: Power Noise
Album: The Empirics Guild
Blurb: While most of the implicative themes centered on depravity, psychological anguish, and pessimism have already been delved into, it’s refreshing when an act facilitates the thought process rather than shoving it down the audience’s throat.
Category: Compilations / Ambient
Album: Ambient Selections Vol. 1
Blurb: A collection of undiluted and pure ambient music from this specialty label makes for a lovely and lush listen.