Tag: Industrial

Raison D’être – Reflections From The Time Of Opening Review

Originally written by Patrick Dawson (ray-zohnn DET-ruh) A basic, essential purpose; a reason to exist. Despite my growing affection for the strange little corner of the musical world known as dark ambience I must admit

Samael – Reign Of Light Review

Originally written by Gregory Bradley. Samael is one of the weirdest bands I’ve ever heard of. Like a bunch of bands I now enjoy, I first heard of the band from a metal compilation I got

Rammstein – Reise, Reise Review

Originally written by Gregory Bradley. Rammstein is definitely a band that isn’t for everyone. Aside from the fact that they sing in German, they also received a small amount of MTV fame with the song “Du

The Amenta – Occasus Review

There have been some masterful records released this year, especially in the last few months. Mastodon, Lamb of God, Dillinger Escape Plan…but, with all due respect to the music on those discs, I may be

Total Devastation – Roadmap Of Pain Review

Alright, listen to me you fucking Swampsong loving shitlickers: This is just a fucking take on the already taken path of early Fear Factory, but without any of the Nancyboy clean vocals or funky breakdowns.

Godflesh – Streetcleaner

Context is very important when discussing an older record. Things that seem commonplace in music at the point we inhabit may not have been so when a particular record was released. It’s hard to listen

Fear Factory – Archetype Review

Originally written by Ian Dreilinger. Fear Factory was smart to break up when they did, though they’d have been even smarter had they called it quits prior to releasing the atrocious Digimortal. My own disappointment in that

Zyklon – Aeon Review

Originally written by Tim Pigeon Everyone’s 2nd-favorite band named after poison gas (#1 = the legendary Napalm Death, for those not up on their WW2 history) has returned in 2003 to show the metal masses