Tag: Industrial

Stagnant Waters – Rifts Review

If you have found yourself thinking lately, “Boy, I sure am glad that the world around me makes so much sense, and I’m really enjoying the sensation of thinking clearly,” you might want to talk

Prisoner – Putrid | Obscene Review

[Cover Art By Justin Hast / bassist] Mechanical can often be a word levied against a band as a negative. The term can mean the production sounds too clean or that the music lacks a

Hebephrenique – Non Compos Mentis Review

Considering the militant sound of certain types of industrial and black metals, it’s surprising that we don’t hear more of the merging of the two. The heyday was likely in the late 90s and early

Diamonds & Rust: Killing Joke – Hosannas From The Basements Of Hell

[Cover artwork: Inhuman Rearing, by Victor Safonkin] Sentient Ruin label boss M. talks about his favorite album of all time, which was recently reissued: Killing Joke’s 2006 album Hosannas From The Basements Of Hell. A

Dyoxidon – The Decaying Multiverse Review

Here’s a question: does an artist owe you anything? Should they consider you, the potential audience, when creating their art? Do they have an obligation to teach you how to experience their art? And here’s

No Spill Blood – Eye Of Night Review

Perhaps you would agree that there are many ways for a band to be good. (If you do not agree, that is okay. But why start off on such a disagreeable footing?) There are two

Valborg – Der Alte Review

The less-is-more approach to music, art, architecture, and basically any other form of aesthetic expression has, throughout its history, yielded widely varying results that often feel like contrasts. Punk stripped away the excesses of arena

Missing Pieces: The Best Of What We Missed In 2022 So Far, Vol. 3

This is the final installment of our annual mid-year wrap-up, compiling our hand-selected best of the records we somehow neglected to cover during the first half of 2022. You should’ve already read Parts 1 and