Posts tagged "Metropolis Records"
Front Line Assembly, ECHOGENETIC: Album Review

Front Line Assembly, ECHOGENETIC: Album Review

I first got into Front Line Assembly in the ’90s when I would pretty much buy anything that was put out by Roadrunner Records. Luckily FLA was signed to the label and I happened upon Millennium, the riff-laden Pantera-sampling industrial masterpiece that was my essential gateway drug into the world of Front Line Assembly. Cut to twenty years later and I’m still voraciously eating up everything they have to offer. With Rhys Fulber. Without Rhys Fulber. With guitars. Without guitars. […]

Download, Lingam: Album Review

Download, Lingam: Album Review

Can I first thank the demon goddess that 2013 is apparently bringing us a new Skinny Puppy record, a new ohGr recod supposedly (Watch this space for my Nivek Ogre review coming soon where he talks about it), and a new record by cEvin Key’s Download? Anyway,¬† the ego to the super-ego that is Skinny Puppy (The id of course being ohGr), Download float in that middle space superbly crafting these beats that lie uninhibited by vocals. As far as […]

Front Line Assembly, "Killing Grounds": The Singles Bar Review

Front Line Assembly, “Killing Grounds”: The Singles Bar Review

  Is that dubstep I hear in “Killing Grounds”, the first offering from Front Line Assembly’s upcoming ECHOGENETIC album? It kind of sounds like there is but with most everything FLA do, they make it work. Definitely a more electronic and dance-heavy vibe than 2010’s Improvised. Electronic. Device., “Killing Grounds” still has Bill Leeb’s uncanny snarl at the forefront propelled by some killer beats and interesting forays into new genres all within six minutes. ECHOGENETIC is out on July 9th […]

Mindless Self indulgence, How I Learned To Stop Giving A Shit And Love Mindless Self Indulgence: Album Review

Mindless Self indulgence, How I Learned To Stop Giving A Shit And Love Mindless Self Indulgence: Album Review

Mindless Self Indulgence is definitely an acquired taste. If it’s a taste you’ve acquired, though, then their latest magnificent masterpiece How I Learned To Stop Giving A Shit And Love Mindless Self Indulgence is going to suit you just fine. On the Kickstarter funded fifth album (Although holding an album hostage until they get funds might not be why KS was started…) MSI is back to their old tricks once again with even sleeker production and even nastier content. How […]

Skinny Puppy, Weapon: Album Review

Skinny Puppy, Weapon: Album Review

At times harkening back to the yesteryear of Skinny Puppy while at other times moving boldly into the future, Weapon is a visceral slab of electronic goodness that is hands down the best album they have released since “reforming”. Probably the most aggressive¬† 21st Century offering from Skinny Puppy as well, Weapon is so in-your-face (And so surprising a release considering HanDover barely came out two years ago) that you’d be wise to invest in concealer to cover up the […]

KMFDM, KUNST: The Spin Cycle Review

KMFDM, KUNST: The Spin Cycle Review

KMFDM unleashes their eighteenth (!) studio album entitled KUNST. Check out our review!

Spin Cycle: tweaker, Call The Time Eternity

Spin Cycle: tweaker, Call The Time Eternity

Chris Vrenna resurrects tweaker for a new generation of electronic/industrial music fans. Check out our review of “Call The Time Eternity.”

Spin Cycle: The Birthday Massacre, Hide And Seek

Spin Cycle: The Birthday Massacre, Hide And Seek

I’ll be honest, I’ve heard of The Birthday Massacre but had never heard them before Hide And Seek (Their fifth album). The loser in this equation is obviously me because the music that TBM make is meant to be consumed by as many people as possible. They easily make music that could score the entire Twilight series of movies (Hey, that’s not an insult! Those soundtracks are awesome!) with these songs that are sort of electronic and sort of rock […]

Spin Cycle: Electric Six’s “Heartbeats And Brainwaves”

Since 2005’s sophomore album Senor Smoke, Detroit’s Electric Six have delivered a new album every year for their adoring masses. Some have been great, some not so great. On Heartbeats And Brainwaves, the band’s eighth album, they’re leaning heavily in the former. From the get go, Heartbeats And Brainwaves showcases a very refreshed sounding Electric Six brandishing a reinvigorated swagger. H & B boasts a return to the electro a la previous floor bangers “Dance Commander” , “Down At McDonnelzz” […]

Metal Monday Volume 17 (5.9.11)

Anomie is an album that has somehow managed to encapsulate all that Tim Skold is up to this point (Shotgun Messiah, KMFDM, Marilyn Manson, etc) yet go above and beyond into the future with guns blazin’. Teased for almost 2 years now and 15 years since his debut, Anomie is a brilliant return for Tim Skold . Starting with “(This Is My) Elephant”, Anomie gives off a vibe more in the vein of Alice Cooper’s “I’m Eighteen” then say, “Chaos”, the lead song off […]