May 2016 19

PRONG - X - No AbsolutesPRONG
Category: Alt. / Metal / Industrial
Album: X – No Absolutes
Stars: 4
Blurb: Once again going for a “no filler, all killer” approach, this tenth full-length release from the hybrid thrash/metal trio is worth every hard rocking second.

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May 2016 19

Judda - Total Fucking WarJudda
Category: Industrial / Rock
Album: Total Fucking War
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: Not just a time capsule of a band that came apart at the seams before achieving its full potential, but also of that time and sound of ‘90s industrial/rock in all its vile and vicious splendor.

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May 2016 19

With the Dead - With the DeadWith the Dead
Category: Doom Metal
Album: With the Dead
Stars: 4
Blurb: Crafted from a trio of hardened veterans of the genre, the debut from With the Dead is an archetypical and anguished album that virtually defines doom metal.

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May 2016 19

The Sweetest Condition - Edge of the WorldThe Sweetest Condition
Category: Electro-pop / Rock
Album: Edge of the World
Stars: 3
Blurb: Rocking textures, danceable beats, and darkly emotional melodies resound in this debut from a Nashville duo with lots of talent to offer.

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Apr 2016 23

Angelspit - Cult of FakeAngelspit
Category: Electro / Punk / Dance
Album: Cult of Fake
Stars: 4.5
Blurb: With a greater emphasis on melodic hooks and dance beats, Angelspit continues to forge its own path, sounding like no other band, and managing to infuse a little fun along the way.

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Apr 2016 19

My Enemy Complete - Curving Back WithinMy Enemy Complete
Category: Industrial / Rock
Album: Curving Back Within
Stars: 4.5
Blurb: Drawing on the best elements of the band’s past releases to make for a poignant blend of alt. rock aggression and electro-pop accessibility, this third album from the DC act may be My Enemy Complete’s best effort yet.

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Apr 2016 11

Vampyre Anvil - TetsuoVampyre Anvil
Category: Industrial
Album: Tetsuo
Stars: 4.5
Blurb: Two of the underground music scene’s most celebrated and creative impresarios join forces to lead the charge in the post-industrial era with an album of coldly mechanical atmospheres and very human emotional textures.

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