Category: Alt. / Rock / Industrial
Album: Crazy Eyes
Blurb: 20 years after the band’s debut, Filter’s seventh album successfully captures the seething industrial/rock spirit with which it came kicking and screaming into the world.
Category: Drum & Bass / Rock
Album: Warrior Sound
Blurb: An excellent hybrid of the melodic sensibilities of rock & roll and the electronic energy of drum & bass, driven by arresting riffs and anthemic choruses too striking to ignore.
Category: Industrial / Rock / Noise
Blurb: After over two decades, one of the ‘90s most revered and most peculiar musical collaborations returns with a much more focused and deliberate album that firmly establishes the band’s identity and sound.
Category: Industrial / Rock
Album: The Undoing
Blurb: Darker and heavier production values with a greater emphasis on fractured electronics without losing the power of the guitars, SKOLD’s latest solo outing shows him at the top of his game.
Surgical Meth Machine
Category: Industrial / Metal
Album: Surgical Meth Machine
Blurb: The latest outing of sonic abrasion from industrial/metal’s most beloved/most hated angry old man, “Uncle Al” Jourgensen; you know you’re in for a well produced mixed bag of uncompromising rage and disconcerting serenity.
Category: Progressive / Metal / Experimental
Blurb: Still darkly experimental and rooted in black metal, Ihsahn’s progressive compositional abilities take a turn for the accessible with magnificent results.
Category: Progressive / Metal
Album: All That You Fear Is Gone
Blurb: Effective songwriting balanced with technical mastery from a group with enough credentials to please prog/rock and metal fans.