Category: Noise / Industrial
Album: Themes of Carnal Empowerment – Part 2: Deceit
Blurb: While the conceptual direction may fly over some heads, it doesn’t make ESA’s sex-fueled sonic havoc sequel any less intoxicating.
Category: Ambient / IDM / Electronic
Album: Portents Call
Blurb: While not the most ambitious outing, the hallmarks of Autoclav1.1’s sound are present and given a much warmer resonance than past releases.
The Unquiet Void
Category: Dark Ambient / Experimental
Album: So Comes the Yawning Darkness
Blurb: Telling the audient void and gazing into the blackness of cosmic insanity, The Unquiet Void takes a slight detour from the trilogy to pay homage to the Crawling Chaos himself.
Empire State Human
Category: Electro/ Synthpop
Album: Soul of the Machine
Blurb: The angle of approach to the mainstay synthpop traits might be skewed but Empire State Human’s new album still is distinctly nostalgic and homogeneous.
Virgins O.R Pigeons
Category: EBM / Electro
Album: Bleed to Lead EP
Blurb: This Greek band’s comeback from the brink of oblivion packs an uncanny sonic punch and, even more impressively, heralds even greater things on the band’s horizon.
We Are Temporary
Album: Afterthoughts EP
Blurb: Endearing, desperate, and progressively disheartening, Mark Roberts’ eclectic angst-ridden brainchild gushes with affection and demands to be heard.
Category: Electro / Industrial
Album: The Eternal Return
Blurb: The third offering from Canada’s dark tribal outfit capitalizes on both polar tropes of its craft, making for an intense, rhythmical, and overwhelmingly moody experience.