Album: The Repercussions of Shedding Your Skin
Blurb: An auspicious debut album from the duo of Jim Semonik and Lee Lauer, showcasing a throwback style of harsh trance-infused electro/EBM.
Category: Electro / Industrial / EBM
Album: Flicker Out
Blurb: Striking vocal harmonies and catchy song structures make this DC band’s debut album a bright mark in a genre sometimes too obsessed with the darkness.
Category: Industrial / Electro / Rock
Album: World Fameless
Blurb: Relying on straightforward pop structures to enhance the band’s already strong sense of melodic songwriting and danceable electro/rock, Ghostfeeder presents what might be the band’s finest work yet.
Category: Metal / Electronic / Industrial
Blurb: In a word, this album is heavy – heavy on the volume, heavy on the aggression, heavy on the lyrical subject matter, heavy on the electronics, heavy on the precision… and may be, as a result, among the best in its genre.
Category: Darkwave / Electro / Goth
Album: The Burning Bridge EP
Blurb: Familiar and new at the same time, this latest EP from Athan Maroulis’ NOIR proves that we have much to look forward to and be excited about.
Machines of Living Death
Category: Metal / Industrial / Drum & Bass
Album: The Dos of War
Blurb: As confrontational, provocative, and offensive as ever, the cybernetic fury of this Baltimore industrial/metal band is refined and upgraded to marvelous effect on this sophomore album.
Category: Industrial / Experimental
Blurb: Themes of desperation, isolation, and the realization of the self through its own destructive abound on this debut EP from one of Baltimore’s most excitingly experimental musical entities.