20. Volt 9000 – Deformer (Electric Bat Records) Once written off as an 8-bit ohGr copycat, Volt 9000 succeed in obliterating that comparison with an industrial album full of old-school, mechanized sound design alongside post-industrial grooves. Melodic, dark and dangerous, Deformer is Volt 9000’s strongest release to date, more focused and energetic […]
Back during the peak of nu-metal in late 90’s, Powerman 5000 released some of the best industrial-rock tinged nu-metal out there. In particular, the album Tonight The Stars Revolt was essential listening and spawned classics like Nobody’s Real and Supernova Goes Pop, tracks that actually stand up very well to this day. That album should […]
Dance or Die, my fiends!!!!!
As inequality and corruption continue to infect our society and world at large, greed and violence seem to spearhead its effectiveness. Whether that be through the greed of capitalism or the violence of war, we see the affects on a daily basis everywhere. This has been a reality for a long time, perhaps maybe […]
Killing Joke at the Academy Dublin, 30 October 2016, with support from Death Valley High. Death Valley High took to the stage amidst a sparse crowd, yet that did not hamper the band’s energy or enthusiasm. Their brand of catchy, rhythmic goth rock went down well live, with charismatic vocalist Reyka Osborn even sharing his […]
When is reinvention not actually reinvention? When its The Serenity Of Suffering. Korn have had style augmentations over the years, most noticeably when guitar player Brian ‘Head’ Welch decided to leave. They’ve had a stab at industrial tinged metal on See You On The Other Side, the experimental approach on Untitled, a U-turn to the […]
Largely derided within the metal community in general, Amaranthe ignore the hate and stick to their guns on album number 4. Originating in Sweden, the band play a distinct power-pop-metal style and feature three vocalists. If the idea of three vocalists could possibly be seen as slightly overblown, then there’s absolutely no doubt that Amaranthe’s […]
Well the Richard Patrick hype train has arrived in 2016, and whats on board this time? Why its a new genre of music created by Rich himself, nu-industrial. Wow. We’re promised more keyboard driven songs and a much more industrial and experimental feel to the new album. So, how does the hype hold up? Poorly […]