Dec 2014 01

Markus Reuter - Todmorden 513 - Concerto for OrchestraMarkus Reuter
Category: Classical / Progressive
Album: Todmorden 513 – Concerto for Orchestra
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: A fine example of the translatability of music from one genre or form to another, Markus Reuter’s latest concerto takes the listener on a long but fulfilling journey.

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Dec 2014 01

Society 1 - A Collection of LiesSociety 1
Category: Industrial / Metal
Album: A Collection of Lies
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: As blasphemous and as heavy as ever, Society 1 returns with a collection of unreleased tracks to stave off the fans waiting for new material.

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Dec 2014 01

Steril - MisanthropSteril
Category: Electro / EBM / Industrial
Album: Misanthrop
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: While not as guitar-heavy or as experimental as past Steril albums, the band sticks to what it does best and delivers a hard-hitting EBM album perfect for any dance floor.

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Dec 2014 01

Die So Fluid - The Opposites of LightDie So Fluid
Category: Rock / Goth
Album: The Opposites of Light
Stars: 4
Blurb: Moving into a new level of musicianship and experimentation, Die So Fluid’s fourth album proves to be the band’s most accomplished and most adventurous outing yet.

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Dec 2014 01

ASIA - GravitasASIA
Category: Progressive / Rock
Album: Gravitas
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: Presenting fine musicianship, catchy songwriting, and a relaxed atmosphere in equal measure, the latest album from ASIA falls just short of brilliance, but still offers no small amount of satisfaction.

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Dec 2014 01

Aborym - Dirty RemixAborym
Category: Black Metal / Industrial / Experimental
Album: Dirty Remix
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: As visceral and as violent as any in this Italian act’s past releases, this remix companion emphasizes Aborym’s more electronic and industrial aspects without sacrificing any of the extreme metal intensity.

Dec 2014 01

Espermachine - Into BronzeEspermachine
Category: Electro / EBM
Album: Into Bronze
Stars: 3
Blurb: While showing improvement in craft and production, this latest effort from Espermachine hardly rises above the conventions of its established genre, making it worth little more than a casual listen.