Category: Industrial / Rock
Album: Empire of Illusion
Blurb: With the energy and the irreverence of punk infused into a straightforward coldwave style, Stiff Valentine’s latest is a well produced if nonessential romp for its particular audience.
The Peoples Republic of Europe
Category: Rhythmic Noise
Album: Feel the Power
Blurb: A reaction to the NSA’s increasingly oppressive agenda that borders on repetition, but still manages to coalesce into soothing ambience and mild acerbic noise elements for an overall justifiable investment.
Category: Electro / Goth / Darkwave
Album: Comfort for the Desolate
Blurb: Enticing her audience to stop dancing and start listening, Miss FD’s third album demonstrates her strength as a songwriter and produce as the expansiveness of her lyrics and her voice take center stage.
Category: Industrial / Metal / EBM
Album: Black God of the Hunt
Blurb: Familiar and classic in its juxtaposition of ancient folklore and modern production, the debut from this Finnish act is powerful and enjoyable enough, but struggles to retain an identity of its own.
A Murder of Angels
Category: Damnbient / Noise / Industrial
Album: Before Your Eyes
Blurb: Guiding the listener on a journey through the dark psychological terrors of one’s own mind, A Murder of Angels makes a haunting return after more than a decade.
Category: Electro / Industrial
Blurb: Bringing six years of demented tracks that were forgotten, Viscera Drip reaches into his archives and gives us some frightening pleasure.