2016’s devilment was oppressively unrelenting. That’s unquestionable. However, relatively speaking, 2016 was also quite generous artistically, in my opinion. In the film world and especially in the music world, there was plenty to chew on. Without going into specific detail, perusing my top 15 of 2016 list gives an indication to depth and variety that the dark […]
“You can feel what your hands touch. You can see what your eyes see. Can you hear what your ears are hearing? Can you? Listen.” Before we start to look at a roundup of 2016 releases, it ain’t over yet folks, lets grab a few minutes and jump into the future. Endless possibilities await […]
Picking a best of list at the end of the year is never an easy task, especially when you give yourself a relatively low numerical constraint. Firstly, rounding up all your favourites from the past 12 monthsr, breaking them down to said constraint, in this case 15. Then the really hard part, arranging those 15 […]
It’s that time of year again, where artists seek to release their albums prior to year-end to get that pre-Christmas market share (everyone wants industrial in their stocking, right?) before the new year slump sets in. It’s always a panic time for new releases, listeners get swamped with loads of music. So, I’ve picked out […]
FRESH blood. It is something that our scene can never complain about, what with stagnation being a constant thorn in its side. I’d like to think we can all move on from the dismal era of cybergoth with nothing but VNV, Covenant and Apop on repeat. There’s a time and a place, people. The time […]
Spotlight is a new feature on Damned Industrial. Spotlight is a celebration of music. Spotlight is a very simple idea – an idea that the basis of Damned Industrial is primarily built upon: let’s fucking spread amazing music across the whole planet. So, with that, I bring you the greatness of Kite. A synthpop/electronic duo […]
One of the most important industrial revelations of recent years has been the emergence of Cardinal Noire. Their punishing dark aesthetic brings forward fond memories of Skinny Puppy in their darkest days, and their self-titled album is a remarkable onslaught of grim aggressiveness. Here’s their awesome cover of Ministry‘s Just One Fix.