Feb 2014 04

Cocksure - KKEPCocksure
Category: Industrial
Album: KKEP
Stars: 4.5
Blurb: Taking the classic WaxTrax! sound into the modern era, this first taste of collaboration between two of the industrial music’s most prominent musicians promises even more dynamic things to come.

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Feb 2014 04

Scaremeister - 31 SpiritsScaremeister
Category: Soundtrack / Ambient / Industrial
Album: 31 Spirits
Stars: 4
Blurb: No longer relegated simply to movie trailers, this collection of darkly ambient and grimly industrial vignettes provides a soundtrack to your deepest fears.

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Feb 2014 04

Julien-K - Matt’s Chance (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Julien-K
Category: Soundtrack / Electro / Rock
Album: Matt’s Chance (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Stars: 4
Blurb: This smoothly engaging and lush score to the offbeat indie film will surely please fans of Julien-K for its exploration into the band’s more experimental and electronic side.

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Feb 2014 04

Microwaved - At the Heart of DeathMicrowaved
Category: Electro / Industrial
Album: At the Heart of Death
Stars: 2
Blurb: Due to several glaring missteps that diminishes the album experience as a whole, greater care should have been given to this collection of remixes to preview the upcoming album.

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Feb 2014 04

Stiff Valentine - Empire of IllusionStiff Valentine
Category: Industrial / Rock
Album: Empire of Illusion
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: With the energy and the irreverence of punk infused into a straightforward coldwave style, Stiff Valentine’s latest is a well produced if nonessential romp for its particular audience.

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Feb 2014 04

The Peoples Republic of Europe - Feel the PowerThe Peoples Republic of Europe
Category: Rhythmic Noise
Album: Feel the Power
Stars: 3
Blurb: A reaction to the NSA’s increasingly oppressive agenda that borders on repetition, but still manages to coalesce into soothing ambience and mild acerbic noise elements for an overall justifiable investment.

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Feb 2014 04

Miss FD - Comfort for the DesolateMiss FD
Category: Electro / Goth / Darkwave
Album: Comfort for the Desolate
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: Enticing her audience to stop dancing and start listening, Miss FD’s third album demonstrates her strength as a songwriter and produce as the expansiveness of her lyrics and her voice take center stage.

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