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posted a review of Revolting Cocks - Linger Ficken' Good ...And Other Barnyard Oddities. over 10 years ago
How anyone can give this album less than 4 stars is beyond me. Alongside 'Beers, Steers & Queers,' here is one of the filthiest slabs of industrial music you will ever find. Sleazy, slimy, and oh so good! Although not every track is a complete ... See full review
posted a review of Revolting Cocks - Stainless Steel Providers. over 11 years ago
A great 12" that plays at 45 rpm, Stainless Steel Providers provides one of RevCo's most well-known tracks alongside a stellar b-side. 'At the Top' is a slow, menacing track, very unlike most abrasive, beat-heavy material found on all RevCo releases. ... See full review
posted a review of Covenant - Dreams Of A Cryotank. over 11 years ago
This version of DoaC is almost identical to the original Swedish and German versions, except that the stellar track "Void" was replaced with the trite "Painamplifier". While the former was an excellent example of Covenant's older works, the latter is ... See full review
posted a review of Grendel - Harsh Generation. over 11 years ago
If one is familiar with Grendel's previous works, on a first listen you might be led to think that this album was from a different band all together. Rather than the throbbing, noisy, "terror EBM" that Grendel has become known for since their debut ... See full review
posted a review of Front Line Assembly - Caustic Grip. over 11 years ago
In my opinion, this is FLA's first solid release (comparing the user ratings will corroborate this). With Caustic Grip, Fulber and Leeb found their stride and their sound, and this record gave everyone a nice sneak preview of the long, prolific career ... See full review
posted a review of Mysticum - In The Streams Of Inferno. over 11 years ago
Outstanding blistering black metal with an industrial edge, though the bulk of this comes from the band's utilization of a drum machine that purposefully sounds NOTHING like a live drummer. As well, some ambient/industrial sections are dispersed ... See full review
posted a review of Frontline Assembly* - Fallout. over 11 years ago
When i first heard that this was scheduled for release, i was kind of surprised that FLA were releasing another album so soon after Artificial Soldier. It wasn't until i downloaded it to preview it that i realized this is somewhat of an EP slash remix ... See full review
posted a review of Apoptygma Berzerk - Soli Deo Gloria. over 11 years ago
This album acts as both a compilation of early material, as well as Groth's first full-length release. The majority of the non-useless-interlude/intro/outro tracks have been pulled off of APB's first couple of EPs; some of have been re-mixed, while ... See full review
posted a review of E-Craft - Forge The Steel. over 12 years ago
Although much different from the 2 full-lengths which would follow in its footsteps, FTS is still a collection of some catchy tunes. The musical style isn't as mechanical and "industrial"-like as Electrocution and DOS_Unit, and it could easily be ... See full review
posted a review of Evol Intent - Police State EP. over 12 years ago
This stellar little ep is a sweet mix between tech-step, industrial and hardcore/gabber, resulting in four intense tracks that are an assault on your auditory cortex. My favourite track is "Flipside," as the vocals contributed by Blip are amazing.
posted a review of BC* - Inside The Machine. over 12 years ago
Oh man... What can be said about this release that hasn't already been said? This is some of the tightest and darkest techstep that has ever been put to wax. The bass lines are thick and heavy, and the drums are crisp. The techstep influence means that ... See full review
posted a review of Rotersand - Welcome To Goodbye. over 12 years ago
Absolutely fantastic Rotersand release. Welcome to Goodbye showed that the band wasn't just another generic synthpop group, floating in the stagnated waters of modern electronic music. Thus instead of regurgitating the exhausted formula, the band moved ... See full review
posted a review of Leæther Strip - After The Devastation. over 12 years ago
Leaether Strip goes futurepop.

For me, that sums up the release in a concise statement. Most of the ebm influence typically found within any previous L.S. albums has vanished. Instead, Larsen adopted the upbeat tempo, synth hooks, and club beats of ... See full review
posted a review of Clan Of Xymox - Breaking Point. over 12 years ago
On their newest album, Clan of Xymox shows little progression from their preceding release, "Farewell," and it even appears to me to be a step backwards if anything. While "Farewell" was a leap from the typical [Clan of] Xymox release, it still showed a ... See full review
posted a review of VNV Nation - Matter + Form. over 13 years ago
Prior to the release of “Matter + Form”, a huge hype was built up and the album was made out to be a megalithic, but strictly familiar, release. When it finally came out, many were quick to abandon Harris’ dynamic creation, regardless of the rich passed ... See full review
posted a review of Marilyn Manson - Holy Wood (In The Shadow Of The Valley Of Death). over 13 years ago
Even though Mechanical Animals was blatantly overdone glam, and everything after Holy Wood has been weak and mundane, Warner struck it right with this release. And even though the singles were nothing special, if one delves deeper into this twisted ... See full review
posted a review of Funker Vogt. over 13 years ago
I will agree that Funker Vogt are one of the best industrial acts of today, but I think that in order to find their best material, you have to look further back than Execution Tracks (1998). ET is still quite an album, and easily their most well-known ... See full review
posted a review of Aghast View - Phaseknox. over 13 years ago
Aghast View got an upgrade on this release. I was expecting the usual hostile EBM they've been known for over the years, but not long into the first track, i knew this was nothing like the preceding albums. The lyrics are probably based around the same ... See full review
posted a review of Combichrist - Everybody Hates You. over 13 years ago
Some might say this album is pointlessly long. But if you listen to both discs from beginning to end, you see variation within the release. CombiChrist covers several genres here, beginning with hard, aggressive electro/ebm, and then slowly combining ... See full review
posted a review of Navicon Torture Technologies - Dripping With The Power Of Her Flesh. over 13 years ago
Dark, angry, hateful, harsh, militant, awe-inspiring ambient industrial/noise. Intense stuff; not intended for the faint of heart.
posted a review of Leæther Strip - Solitary Confinement. over 13 years ago
As with most Leaether Strip releases, Solitary Confinement contains absolute must-have, classic tracks, amidst some lesser "filler" tracks (though compared to other bands, these tracks are relatively stellar).

This album isn't as good all-around as, ... See full review
posted a review of yelworC. over 14 years ago
yelworC unleashes some of the darkest, most disturbing industrial/ebm i have ever heard. With a strong occult theme (Crowley, etc.) paired with horror and the macabre, yelworC probes the deepest parts of your mind, deforming you with each listen. The ... See full review
posted a review of Aghast View - Carcinopest. over 14 years ago
Excellent old school EBM in the vein of FLA's cult classic, "Tactical Neutal Implant". Hostile, hard and bitter.
posted a review of Cesium_137* - Elemental. over 14 years ago
This album is decent, but a bit too pretentious and downright cheesy at to times. Some of the tracks might work in the club, but i would never spend money or use hard drive space on this one. Especially with a track like "Apart", which is far too similar ... See full review
posted a review of Icon Of Coil - The Soul Is In The Software. over 14 years ago
though not reaching the levels Serenity is the Devil was able to achieve, TSINTS is definitely a solid, more tame, record, with plenty of catchy, lighter electro-industrial tracks - perfect for any club, or when the pounding of hard ebm and power noise ... See full review
posted a review of Sero.Overdose - Serotonin. over 14 years ago
I first heard "For You" on a compilation, and i really enjoyed that song. After getting the album, i didn't really like it at first, as i thought it was typical hollow, pretentious electro/synthpop industrial. After several listens, i'm really starting ... See full review
posted a review of Dieselboy - The Dungeonmaster's Guide. over 14 years ago
Another mind-blowing Dieselboy mix. This time through, the theme is more D&D/fantasy, rather than futuristic technology (mainly just in the intro, and other little samples here and there - not the music itself, though that would be cool). There's a bunch ... See full review
posted a review of Aghast - Hexerei Im Zwielicht Der Finsternis. over 14 years ago
Hauntingly dark ambient industrial, with female vocals which are supposed to emulated calls from beyond the grave.
posted a review of Suicide Commando - Chromdioxyde 1. over 14 years ago
This is easily one of the greatest compilations, and some of the more incredible industrial, i've ever heard. The best tracks are the instrumentals, which are much more primitive than any other SC material. These ones have a real old school feel to them, ... See full review
posted a review of Noisex - Ignarrogance. over 14 years ago
This Noisex release acts almost like a greatest hits album, coercing all their forms and styles into one lengthy, 2-disc album. "Ignarrogance" feeds upon the act of repetition, sending the listener into a trance-like state with its repeated vocals ... See full review
posted a review of Noisex - Rotation U.S.A.. over 14 years ago
Definitely a lot weaker than the group's two stellar releases, "Serious Killer" & "Over and Out", "Rotation USA" tends to focus a lot more on the experimental noise aspect of their music, utilizing a lot more breakbeats than hammering ebm rhythms. ... See full review
posted a review of Suicide Commando - Mindstrip. over 14 years ago
Mindstrip marked the beginning of change with Suicide Commando. Don't get me wrong, the album has some excellent tracks, but the presence of oversampling detracts a lot from the listening experience. A perfect example is seen right away with the first ... See full review
posted a review of Suicide Commando - Stored Images. over 14 years ago
This has to be one of Van Roy's best. I enjoyed Suicide Commando a lot more back in their eariler days, when the music was more primative, and The vocals were a lot differnet (and better). Sampling is minimalized/nonexistent, which is a great change from ... See full review
posted a review of Spetsnaz - Grand Design. over 14 years ago
Grand Design features an excellent display of hard, old school EBM from Sweden's Spetsnaz (the name is the acronym for Russian special forces). The lyrics contain alot of violent outbursts, and darker content, which adds a great atmosphere to their ... See full review
posted a review of Clan Of Xymox - Remixes From The Underground. over 14 years ago
Take Clan of Xymox's best work (mainly their album Notes From the Underground), and bring in a bunch of today's best industrial/ebm acts, and you have RFTU. This double cd is priceless, full of the emotional felt on the band's old material, but given new ... See full review
posted a review of Dulce Liquido - Disolución. over 14 years ago
Awesome, hard-hitting industrial/ebm noise from Racso Agroyam of Hocico. The main difference here is that the music here has a hard ebm beat, rather than with Hocico, when the beat is changed around quite a bit. There are a bunch of fucked up noise ... See full review
posted a review of Sleepwalk - Rapid Eye Movement. over 14 years ago
Sleewalk's new full-length marks a nice collection of sounds and styles. From the fast "terror-EBM" style, to a more melodic tone, to a slower and more brooding form. I was kind of disappointed that the SITD remix of Hackerstate was not used, but there ... See full review
posted a review of Sleepwalk - No Compromise. over 14 years ago
this release is pretty damn good. Sleepwalk execute a heavy, dark form of EBM, bridging on the newer "terror EBM" style made popular by Aslan Faction. 'No Compromise' and 'On the Run' are excellent tracks, but the original version of 'Hackerstate' is ... See full review
posted a review of Suicide Commando - Construct >< Destruct. over 14 years ago
A lot harsher and uglier than more recent SC. The beats are hard and minimalistic, and the syths are very videogame-esque at times. The vocals are the trademark SC rasps, which gives the music its mechanic sound.
posted a review of Blutengel - Seelenschmerz. over 14 years ago
The reason why i love this album so much is because it features such a great mix of sounds and styles. Of the real tracks, some are more gothic and depressing with female vocals either as lead or back-up, and the other tracks are harder and more ... See full review
posted a review of Velvet Acid Christ - Hex Angel: (Utopia - Dystopia). over 14 years ago
This album is a helluva lot better than Calling ov the Dead, but still falls short of Fun With Knives and Church of Acid. The sampling isn't too overdone - just usually between songs - but the sample choices can get very annoying after numerous listens.
posted a review of Funker Vogt - Survivor. over 14 years ago
Wow, what a change in FV's sound from their first 3 classic albums, and even from Maschine Zeit. The vocals are clear, and the music is so much more trancey and upbeat. The album has its good points - tracks that were done really well at a their concert ... See full review
posted a review of VNV Nation - Advance And Follow (v2). over 14 years ago
It's always interesting to glance back at how one of the biggest underground electronic bands of the present started their reign. Though albums like Futureperfect and Empires have their moments, they can never come close to what the band accomplished on ... See full review
posted a review of Velvet Acid Christ - Calling Ov The Dead. over 14 years ago
This album has its moments, but the sampling is so overdone and excessive, it makes me want to stick knitting needles in my ears. Sampling has no point at all, and most music gets along fine without it, but what VAC did here is probably the worst ... See full review
posted a review of Clan Of Xymox - Farewell. over 14 years ago
Though Clan of Xymox have been around for quite a while, their 80's material was more geared towards gothic synthpop/new wave a la Cure. On Farewell, they take it a step further, evolving in order to keep up with the sounds of electronic music today. The ... See full review
posted a review of Assemblage 23 - Contempt. over 14 years ago
Though Failure was a somber masterpiece, and Defiance was decent, but excessively futurepop-ish, Contempt holds a place in my mind as Tom Shear's best contribution. Contempt was his first, and his best. It was a lot harder, faster (for the most part), ... See full review
posted a review of Marilyn Manson. over 14 years ago
One of the few artists who pride themselves in change and progression. Unfortunately i can't say i liked much of what came after Antichrist Superstar, since at that point he became very commercialized and seemed to be desperate for ideas. Everything he ... See full review
posted a review of Front Line Assembly - Hard Wired. over 14 years ago
Easily one of FLA's best, and most overlooked releases. The music is a mix of the EBM seen on Tactical Neural Implant, and the Industrial seen on Millenium (a lot fewer guitars though). Though not all of the songs are something to cream over, some of the ... See full review
posted a review of Lycia. over 14 years ago
The gothic darkwave that is Lycia was originally a one-man band for the most part, until Tara Vanflower joined in (and later married Mike VanPortfleet) to help with the vocals. The end result is numbing music with hypnotizing drum programming, fuzzy ... See full review
posted a review of Covenant - Dreams Of A Cryotank. over 14 years ago
Easily the best effort by Sweden's Covenant. The music is a lot darker and harder than most, if not all, of their releases that came after it. Unlike said newer releases, the music is the focus here, not the vocals and the lyrics. The only track i'm not ... See full review