Feb 2014 04

Stiff Valentine - Empire of IllusionStiff Valentine
Category: Industrial / Rock
Album: Empire of Illusion
Stars: 3.5
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.

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Feb 2014 04

The Peoples Republic of Europe - Feel the PowerThe Peoples Republic of Europe
Category: Rhythmic Noise
Album: Feel the Power
Stars: 3
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.

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Feb 2014 04

Miss FD - Comfort for the DesolateMiss FD
Category: Electro / Goth / Darkwave
Album: Comfort for the Desolate
Stars: 3.5
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.

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Feb 2014 04

UVL - DistillatoryUVL
Category: Power Noise
Album: Distillatory EP
Stars: 2.5
Blurb: The muted vestiges of uniqueness make it difficult to veil this power noise neophyte as anything other than garden variety.

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Feb 2014 04

ErilaZ - Black God of the HuntErilaZ
Category: Industrial / Metal / EBM
Album: Black God of the Hunt
Stars: 3
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.

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Feb 2014 04

A Murder of Angels - Before Your EyesA Murder of Angels
Category: Damnbient / Noise / Industrial
Album: Before Your Eyes
Stars: 4.5
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.

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Feb 2014 04

Viscera Drip - PsychopathViscera Drip
Category: Electro / Industrial
Album: Psychopath
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: Bringing six years of demented tracks that were forgotten, Viscera Drip reaches into his archives and gives us some frightening pleasure.

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