Audiotopsy’s Natural Causes Is The ‘Natural’ Progression of Mudvayne, Skrape (Album Review)

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Forget the Mudvayne/HELLYEAH connection, the selling point of the debut Audiotopsy album on Napalm Records is easily the return of Skrape vocalist Billy Keeton. Don’t get me wrong, hearing Mudvayne/HELLYEAH guitarist Greg Tribbett and Mudvayne drummer Matt McDonough thrash together in an outfit more fitting their talents is definitely a plus but Keeton’s distinct vocals pushes this project to new highs. [Read more…]

Bird transcends Pop, Trip-Hop On Figments Of Our Imagination

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It’s hard to put into words the kinds of feelings evoked from listening to Figments Of Our Imagination, the latest from Janie Price AKA Bird. Don’t get me wrong, they’re all around good feelings but hard to explain nonetheless. Listening to Figments Of Our Imagination is akin to having an epiphany, a musical experience, a moment! From start to finish, the album is filled with a variety of tunes that push musical boundaries and genres yet always delivers. [Read more…]

Fly Golden Eagle Flys High With Quartz Bijou (Album Review)

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This is not my kind of band. Not in the least. But there’s something endearing about this group of oddballs that makes me want to listen over and over again to Quartz Bijou, their latest. Like The Blues Brothers meets Oasis, Fly Golden Eagle’s brand of soulful psych rock stands out thanks to their tight arrangements and Ben Trimble’s timeless voice that drives each song to a new level of musical excellence. [Read more…]

Harborlights Release “Riding Ladders” Off Upcoming EP, Record Release Show On July 30th

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Maybe it’s because I’ve been listening to a lot of Cave In lately, but putting on “Riding Ladders”, latest single from Harborlights (Off their upcoming EP due on July 30th), reminds me a great deal of an instrumental version of those fellow Boston post/prog rockers. Think the early progressive bits of Until Your Heart Stops that morphed into Jupiter with a full on conclusion that lurches into a Pelican-like juggernaut at the conclusion. [Read more…]

Primitive Race Live Up To The Hype On Self-Titled Debut

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If you’re like me, you’ve waited for this for a long time. You followed the teases, the slow reveals, heard the snippets, ordered the shirts…everything! Well now my friends, the wait is finally over. But after all the hype, all the teases, all the build up…is Primitive Race, the album, ultimately worth the wait? If you’re into fan-fucking-tatsic electronic/industrial music then the answer is a definitive and resounding “Yes!!!!” [Read more…]

Mr. Kitty Unveils Fragments, August Release Slated With IAMX Tour To Follow In October

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You know how some artists just make you cry because their output is so great? That’s Mr. Kitty in a nutshell. And if you don’t know the feeling then “Hell” off of Mr. Kitty’s latest will give you an idea of what I’m talking about. Think hairs on the back of your neck forever standing up/perpetual goosebumps territory. [Read more…]

Cocksure Returns With Corporate_Sting (Album Review)

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Chris Connelly does not stop. Not satisfied with having both his 15th solo album or the upcoming Bells Into Machines record with former Ministry co-hort Paul Barker out in 2015, Connelly has reteamed with Acumen Nation’s Jason Novak for yet another slab of industrial debauchery under the guise of Cocksure. Yes, boys and girls. That’s at least THREE albums from the legendary Scotsman this year. Count yourself blessed. [Read more…]

Murder F.M. Ready Happily Never After For August Release (Album Review)

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Like the bastard child of Marilyn Manson and Static X with some dope thrown in for good measure, Murder F.M. perfectly fuse metal and industrial together to create ….y’know what? Forget that. You want to get to the nitty gritty? Murder FM is industrial sleaze rock at its finest. Kind of like Matt Kramer or Jason Bieler (The progenitors of The Lizard, look ’em up!) fronting Videodrone if you’re looking for a comparison. [Read more…]