May 2016 21

Dismantled ends four year hiatus with a new EPElectro/EBM act Dismantled has announced the release of The Hero EP, ending the band’s four-year-long hiatus after the 2012 release of the Whole Wide World EP and the 2011 album The War Inside Me. Featuring remixes by Rotersand, Psyclon Nine, Dawn of Ashes, and three new tracks [..]

May 2016 21

Cynical Existence releases new singleHarsh electro/metal act Cynical Existence has released a new single, titled Through My Eyes, showcasing the band’s incorporation of heavier guitars in with the club-centric sound of the band’s past material. “With this new single, Cynical Existence hopes to break new ground and expand their visions and sounds,” states the band. [..]

May 2016 19

SKOLD - The UndoingSKOLD
Category: Industrial / Rock
Album: The Undoing
Stars: 4
Blurb: Darker and heavier production values with a greater emphasis on fractured electronics without losing the power of the guitars, SKOLD’s latest solo outing shows him at the top of his game.

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May 2016 19

Surgical Meth Machine - Surgical Meth MachineSurgical Meth Machine
Category: Industrial / Metal
Album: Surgical Meth Machine
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: The latest outing of sonic abrasion from industrial/metal’s most beloved/most hated angry old man, “Uncle Al” Jourgensen; you know you’re in for a well produced mixed bag of uncompromising rage and disconcerting serenity.

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May 2016 19

Ihsahn - ArktisIhsahn
Category: Progressive / Metal / Experimental
Album: Arktis
Stars: 4.5
Blurb: Still darkly experimental and rooted in black metal, Ihsahn’s progressive compositional abilities take a turn for the accessible with magnificent results.

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May 2016 19

Headspace - All That You Fear Is GoneHeadspace
Category: Progressive / Metal
Album: All That You Fear Is Gone
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: Effective songwriting balanced with technical mastery from a group with enough credentials to please prog/rock and metal fans.

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May 2016 19

PRONG - X - No AbsolutesPRONG
Category: Alt. / Metal / Industrial
Album: X – No Absolutes
Stars: 4
Blurb: Once again going for a “no filler, all killer” approach, this tenth full-length release from the hybrid thrash/metal trio is worth every hard rocking second.

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