Dec 2013 24

Cat Rapes Dog - Life Was SweetCat Rapes Dog
Category: Alternative / Electro / Punk
Album: Life Was Sweet
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: With enough punk energy and attitude to put to shame any scene newcomers, these Swedish rabble rousers return after a 14 year hiatus with an expected aplomb.

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Dec 2013 24

HECQ - Horror VacuiHECQ
Category: Ambient / Experimental / IDM
Album: Horror Vacui
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: Marching to the beat of no one else’s than his own, HECQ once again delivers a stimulating aural experience that will have electronic enthusiasts coming back for more.

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Dec 2013 24

Architect - MineArchitect
Category: Ambient / Electronic / IDM
Album: Mine
Stars: 5
Blurb: Daniel Myer once again asserts himself as the iconic electronic mastermind we know him as with the immersive, mind-blowing alternate reality in Mine.

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Dec 2013 24

MINISTRY - Enjoy the Quiet: Live at Wacken 2012MINISTRY
Category: Industrial / Metal
Album: Enjoy the Quiet: Live at Wacken 2012
Stars: 4
Blurb: A final, fitting tribute to the godfathers of industrial/metal and the late, great guitarist Mike Scaccia giving one of the great performances of his life.

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Dec 2013 24

Aesthetic Perfection - Big Bad Wolf EPAesthetic Perfection
Category: Electro-pop
Album: Big Bad Wolf EP
Stars: 3
Blurb: The last of the previews of Grave’s upcoming new album is potentially the most polarizing, but ironically, is also the most satisfying and never betrays the essence of what Aesthetic Perfection came to define.

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Dec 2013 24

Aesthetic Perfection - The Dark Half EPAesthetic Perfection
Category: Electro / Industrial
Album: The Dark Half EP
Stars: 3
Blurb: The second in the trilogy of digital EPs hits harder than Antibody while still subtly shifting gears for Daniel Graves’ ever changing musical vehicle.

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Dec 2013 23

Stayte returns with a special holiday EPCanadian industrial/rock act Stayte return from a long absence with two brand new tracks to celebrate the holidays. Released as a free download via the band’s website, There Will be Bleeps (The Festivus 2013 EP) is credited to Stayte featuring Festivusaurus [..]