Fatal Casualties – “Filter” album review

Fatal Casualties – “Filter” album review

  I was rather curious to hear Filter after I had reviewed Psalm, over a year ago. I was wondering if this Swedish duo would remain true to their musical expression, and was pleasantly surprised to see they remained experimental indeed. “Home from Home” starts with the King Dude like intro thanks to Stefan, but just before I felt subdued by dark feelings, the track suddenly transforms into the recognizable Fatal Casualties sound, spearheaded by…

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Transponder – “Hammer and Anvil” album review

Transponder – “Hammer and Anvil” album review

  A couple of weeks ago, we received the new release from Transponder, titled Hammer and Anvil. For those who don’t know, Transponder is the new project by Freund 424 of now, as it seems defunct, Rhesus Factor and Hanz Acid. This is a 2 CD release with 31 songs in total of old school, mostly EBM, goodness, although there are several New Beat songs there as well. The first CD mostly consists of cover…

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Underviewer – “Wonders & Monsters” album review

Underviewer – “Wonders & Monsters” album review

  Are you also longing for that ‘old-school’ Front 242 sound instead of their, nowadays more danceable tunes? Then this album by Underviewer is a must-have. Strangely enough it’s their first album after their formation about 35 years ago. Underviewer can be seen as post-Front 242 with Jean-Luc De Meyer and Patrick Codenys as the pioneers in charge. Starting in 1979 they didn’t even have the chance to bring out any music before becoming full-time…

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Marc Heal talks about Cubanate, The Hum and more

Marc Heal talks about Cubanate, The Hum and more

  Marc Heal has been primarily known for his project Cubanate that was a vital part of the industrial music scene during the 90s and considered as influence on several new bands in the genre. However, that is by far not all that Marc has done during his music career. He collaborated with Jean-Luc De Meyer of Front 242 on C-tec, Raymond Watts of PIG and other notable names on the scene. His work hardly…

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Ultranoire – “Intronaut” album review

Ultranoire – “Intronaut” album review

  Ultranoire have just released their second album Intronaut. This release sounds like the perfect sequel to Disclosure. Even though they offer the recognizable Ultranoire sound, this album presents some deeper and darker atmosphere. It is synth pop for some more reflective moments. As the title suggests, I really feel it as an invitation to introspection. Ultranoire’s work relies on some 80’s electronic music influences you can hear on both albums. However, they really sound…

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Golden Apes – “M A L V S” album review

Golden Apes  – “M A L V S” album review

  Golden Apes released their 8th studio album M A L V S on 25th November 2016. The album consists of 13 utterly melodic, darkly painted tracks. The sound the album presents could be described as a mix of dark wave, gothic rock and post punk. However, the band is making those genres sound updated, alive and fresh. We can clearly hear from the first few tracks what this band has to offer. They have…

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Virgin in Veil – “Deviances” album review

Virgin in Veil – “Deviances” album review

  Virgin In Veil are a Finnish deathrock band formed in 2015. The band quickly got recognized for the peculiar sound and their eye-catching appearance. They offer you a pure deathrock sound and vibe. After the release of the The Glory Hole EP, the band started playing numerous gigs in Europe, Russia, USA and Mexico. They were ready for their debut album which was released by Danse Macabre. Deviances consists of eight tracks which focus…

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Leopath – “Collaps/Collabs” album review

Leopath – “Collaps/Collabs” album review

  If Leopath still haven’t crossed your path, here is a great opportunity to get introduced to their work. Leopath is a German duo consisting of Michael and Neila Fynn. Just recently they have released the Collaps/Collabs double album after three years of work. Both members had classical formal music education which surely contributed to their music-making and their understanding of songs’ structures and arrangements. They combine heavier industrial sound and beat with harmonies which…

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