Skold Delivers The Industrial Goods With Latest Album The Undoing

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Two of my fondest concert going experiences are seeing KMFDM touring behind Symbols in 1997 and Marilyn Manson supporting The Golden Age Of Grotesque in 2003. While both shows were memorable for several different reasons, the one common factor for both was a certain bass player named Tim Skold. Collaborator, co-conspirator, and partner to some of the greats in the past, Skold is finally back to prove how potent he is once again as a solo artist. [Read more…]

Moving Units Epitomize Dance Rock On Latest Album Damage With Care

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Irresistibly infectious, Moving Units latest album will leave listeners with their heads bobbing and feet tapping long after the final notes in “House Of Dolls” ring out. With echoes of Radio 4 and Gang Of Four, Moving Units brand of groovy post-punk rawk truly shines on Damage With Care, their fourth album. [Read more…]

The KVB Deliver Lush Soundscapes And Fuzz-Soaked Brilliance On Of Desire

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I remember years ago reading about The KVB in one of the annual “100 Bands You To Know In…” issues from Alternative Press. It was always fun for me to sift through the drivel in those issues and find the diamonds in the rough. The KVB were the diamond in the rough in that particular issue. They were more than a compelling find back then and they’ve only gotten better since as their latest, Of Desire, surely proves. [Read more…]

Rock and Roll Fables Top 15 of ’15 (Finally!)

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You know what? I’ve been completely overthinking this thing. It’s just a list, right? Fifteen of my most favorite albums of 2015. No problem! How hard can it be? Well, let’s see. I started the draft on December 1st and it’s what? 2016 already?!?!? Okay, okay, okay! Here goes nothin’ (And no particular order, kind of). Reviews are linked in where applicable: [Read more…]

IAMX Achieve Synthetic Bliss On Metanoia

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Miles beyond what The Unified Field presented to the collected IAMX masses, Metanoia is a bleak, dark album fueled by mastermind Chris Corner’s bout with chronic insomnia and a severe locale change (Berlin to Los Angeles) making this, his sixth album as IAMX, probably the most incredible of all. [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…]

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…]

Black December Debuts Vol. 1, 16Volt Fans Rejoice

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Man, Eric Powell is pissed off. If you thought 16Volt was the be all/end all of Powell then you ain’t heard nothing yet. Rising from the ashes of that industrial juggernaut, Black December might share some 16Volt traits but is something else entirely despite sharing the vocalist. Sure, opener “With This Ending” has enough of those memorable hooks and big choruses that set 16Volt apart from the rest but it’s fueled by this primal intensity not heard from Powell in some time. As a whole, Vol. 1 is a visceral beast and filled with enough rage this side of a Bush-era Ministry album. [Read more…]

Aesthetic Perfection Goes Acoustic For Imperfect, Brings Along Some Familiar Friends

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At my core, I’m an industrial kid. Growing up during the ascension of NIN and Ministry, I gobbled up everything I could about the genre once discovering it….everyone from Skinny Puppy, KMFDM, and PIG to the amazing guitar driven Slipdisc forgotten heroes of the late ’90’s (Rorschach Project, 16 Volt, Nihil, The Clay People). That said, I’m still always happy to discover something new, or more appropriately here, something I might have missed. [Read more…]

Pig Returns! Primitive Race Rises! Long In The Tooth EP Set For June Release!

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After all the hype and all the build up, being able to FINALLY talk about a “proper” release from Primitive Race is an amazing thing. Mastermind Chris Kniker has concocted this masterpiece of an EP that’s old school industrial yet firmly planted in today. Long In The Tooth is the name of the EP and the title track and it is ten tracks of perfectly executed electronic madness serenely sung by the one and only Raymond Watts. [Read more…]