New Skin – Review

April 20, 2007

So many styles of new wave: Siouxsie & The Banshees, Berlin, and more. Led by gritty guitars, with beats that could be hanging out at any retro club at 2 am.

Covenant – Skyshaper – Review

November 10, 2006

Highly anticipated as the successor to Northern Light. While not produced by Rammstein producer Jacob Hellner, it shows a return to the roots of their sound.

Regenerator – Disease – Review

November 3, 2006

The songs range between 120-140 BPM, the music is grittier than the previous releases, and a more vibrant blend of electronica, trance, and melody is offered.

KMFDM – Ruck Zuck – Review

November 3, 2006

These songs have been dismantled and rebuilt by various members of KMFDM, and even the Dwarves partake in the track demolishing.

KMFDM – Hau Ruck – Review

November 3, 2006

It’s mostly a rapid, guitar-drenched onslaught until “Real Thing,” which gives you the seductive and sultry side of Lucia, as opposed to the barks and growls.

PIG – Pigmata – Review

June 9, 2006

Raymond Watts of KMFDM glory creates another industrial rock-laden opus, which spits raw energy from the get-go.

Funker Vogt – Navigator – Review

May 26, 2006

As usual, the music is formulaic, but with every album, you’re never let down. The vocals continue to evolve into a cleaner sound, and the production is superb.

Accessory – Titan – Review

January 20, 2006

A cleaner electro style fused with hard EBM, but lacks noise-driven floor-pounders. “One Night” might be one of the most sexually-charged EBM songs ever.

Mind Ripper II – Review

January 20, 2006

Mind Ripper II rips nothing but the classics from the vaults of Van Richter Records, with a few unreleased tracks and remixes added as bonuses.

Psyclon Nine – INRI – Review

June 13, 2005

One of the leaders in the “Terror EBM” movement. Marshall Carnage brilliantly fuses black metal and EBM, adding guitars and string-textured sounds.

Schiller – Life – Review

June 13, 2005

Schiller is a very obscure project hailing from Germany. I discovered them due to Peter Heppner of Wolfsheim’s guest vocal appearance on “I Feel You” on Voyage.

VNV Nation – Matter + Form – Review

June 13, 2005

One of the most highly-anticipated albums in the EBM/synthpop genre. VNV Nation’s fifth release in a decade. An album that takes some risks and still succeeds.

Heimataerde – Gotteskrieger – Review

June 13, 2005

If Wumpscut and Suicide Commando were highly influenced by medieval times. The songs are thumping EBM creations, but include what sounds like bag pipe samples.

Grendel – Soilbleed – Review

June 13, 2005

Three new songs, including a much-unexpected collaboration with Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio, and two remixes of “Soilbleed” from Agonoize and Obszon Geschopf.

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