Jul 2014 22

Invertia - Another Scheme of the WickedInvertia
Category: Industrial / Metal
Album: Another Scheme of the Wicked
Stars: 2.5
Blurb: Invertia employs blast beats, death growls, raw guitars, and blasphemous samples to deliver an adrenaline pumping album that would have benefitted from more variety.

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Jul 2014 22

Diary of Dreams - Elegies in DarknessDiary of Dreams
Category: Goth / Darkwave / Industrial
Album: Elegies in Darkness
Stars: 2.5
Blurb: Offering little more than what we’ve come to expect from Diary of Dreams, this latest album may signal a loss of creative energy from the longstanding darkwave act.

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Jul 2014 22

Acumen Nation - Artifacts III: 1988-1993Acumen Nation
Category: Industrial / Electro
Album: Artifacts III: 1988-1993
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: While geared more toward the hardcore fans, this collection offers an excellent history lesson on the Chicago underground industrial scene, as well as offering a snapshot into this eminent band’s formative years.

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Jul 2014 22

Splynter Group - HadronSplynter Group
Category: Electronica / Ambient / Trip-Hop
Album: Hadron
Stars: 3
Blurb: Taking a much more chilled out and deceptively tranquil approach that belies the tensely dark atmospheres resonating throughout, Splynter Group presents another welcome side of the Cracknation.

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Jul 2014 22

∆AIMON - ∆AIMON∆AIMON
Category: Witch House / Electronic
Album: ∆AIMON
Stars: 4
Blurb: Sexy atmospheres and ritualistic beats combine to provide an album full of club anthems ripped straight out of a mechanical wasteland.

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Jul 2014 22

VNV Nation - TransnationalVNV Nation
Category: Electro / Synthpop
Album: Transnational
Stars: 3
Blurb: While doing little to stray from the path set forth by previous albums, VNV Nation continues its pursuit of melodic electronic humanity.

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Jul 2014 21

Ronan Harris shares his thoughts on VNV Nation and the world around it.
 
VNV Nation Live in Atlanta by Zak Vaudo

 

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