Jun 2015 07

Stoneburner - Songs in the Key of ArrakisStoneburner
Category: Electro / Ambient
Album: Songs in the Key of Arrakis
Stars: 4.5
Blurb: Not so much a soundtrack as a musical/atmospheric reinterpretation of one of the most celebrated works of literary science fiction.

 
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Jun 2015 02

KMFDM - We Are KMFDM DVDKMFDM – the multinational industrial/rock collective that continues after three decades to be one of the defining voices of a generation (or perhaps two or three by this point) with an aggressive mix of hard rock riffs, energetic rhythms and bass lines, and sardonic, politically-charged lyrics that range from bitter cynicism to self-effacing humor. In 2013, the band celebrated “29 years of conceptual continuity” with not one but two tours, the latter of which was the 30th Anniversary We Are KMFDM tour [..]

Jun 2015 02

Front Line Assembly - Kampfbereit <Combat-Ready> DVDFor three decades, the name of Front Line Assembly has been synonymous with underground electro/industrial music; renowned for innovative production techniques that blend cinematic soundscapes, pulsating EBM rhythms and bass lines, and aggressive yet subtly melodic song structures, Bill Leeb and his revolving door of collaborators have given voice to a generation and a style of music that remains as vital as when it first emerged in 1986. [..]

Apr 2015 14

Bella Morte - ExorcismsBella Morte
Category: Darkwave / Goth
Album: Exorcisms
Stars: 4.5
Blurb: Bella Morte has not disappointed once in the 18 years the band has been releasing music, so why would this new album from them be any different?

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Apr 2015 14

Davey Suicide - Worldwide SuicideDavey Suicide
Category: Industrial / Rock
Album: Worldwide Suicide
Stars: 2
Blurb: While pushing the “Be Yourself” notion through this album, the band itself seems to have a complete lack of that same sense of originality.

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Apr 2015 14

Alter Der Ruine - I Will Remember It All DifferentlyAlter Der Ruine
Category: Industrial
Album: I Will Remember It All Differently
Stars: 4
Blurb: Returning after a three year split, ADR shows us the great strides that were taken to improve and impress, resulting in this outstanding album.

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Apr 2015 07

PIG vs. M.C. Lord of the Flies - Compound Eye SessionsPIG vs. M.C. Lord of the Flies
Category: Industrial / Rock
Album: Compound Eye Sessions
Stars: 4.5
Blurb: Two industrial legends return after a long silence, pooling their collective resources to offer up an album that proves both are as venomous and as vital, as belligerent and as boisterous as ever.

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