Jul 2012 22

Fractured Transmission - A Willing Suspension of DisbeliefFractured Transmission
Category: Industrial / Power Noise
Album: A Willing Suspension of Disbelief
Stars: 3
Blurb: The long awaited second album from Fractured Transmission is a power noise sonic assault the likes of which you’ve probably heard before.

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Jul 2012 22

Essence of Mind - IndifferenceEssence of Mind
Category: Electro / Rock
Album: Indifference
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: Norwegian synth rockers merge catchy dance hooks and high voltage guitars to exorcise their youthful angst in Essence of Mind’s third full-length album.

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Jul 2012 22

Human Aftertaste - Black ToadHuman Aftertaste
Category: Goth / Electro / Industrial
Album: Black Toad
Stars: 3
Blurb: Disturbing and enticing, the latest album from this Illinois collective will not be for all tastes, but does offer something enjoyably different.

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Jul 2012 22

Death of Self - The Things We Hate About OurselvesDeath of Self
Category: Power Noise / Electro
Album: Embracing the Things We Hate About Ourselves
Stars: 2.5
Blurb: A schizoid meshing of the experimental lunacy of Merzbow with the controlled mayhem of Terrofakt, making for a harsh, challenging, and hardly entertaining listen.

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Jul 2012 22

VNV Nation - Crossing the DivideVNV Nation
Category: Electro / Synthpop
Album: Crossing the Divide
Stars: 2.5
Blurb: Long delayed remix EP of VNV Nation’s 2009 release sadly arrives without much purpose and far too little impact.

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Jul 2012 22

PreEmptive Strike 0.1 - T.A.L.O.S.PreEmptive Strike 0.1
Category: EBM
Album: T.A.L.O.S.
Stars: 4
Blurb: As if an EBM album stumbled into the world music section, T.A.L.O.S. is defined by some unexpected ethnic flavors and flawless execution of the aggrotech principal.

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Jul 2012 22

Dawn of Ashes / Falling Skies - Hollywood Made in GehennaDawn of Ashes / Falling Skies
Category: Industrial / Metal / Drum & Bass
Album: Hollywood Made in Gehenna
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: An effectively blasphemous merging of industrial, black metal, and drum & bass to make for a darkly aggressive split EP.

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