Review: Juan Wauters – N.A.P. North American Poetry

Review: Juan Wauters – N.A.P. North American Poetry
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N.A.P North American Poetry is filled with beat poetry, combined with the radiant attraction of pop, dunked in folk. … read more

Review: VNV Nation – Transnational

Review: VNV Nation – Transnational
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Remaining true to their sound, VNV Nation have stuck with their trendy, almost mainstream, future pop style that created their popularity. … read more

Review: Korn – The Paradigm Shift

Review: Korn – The Paradigm Shift
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There are breakdowns and plenty of bass slapping going on, just not as much of front man Jonathan Davis’ screaming. For fans, this may be a nice bite of fresh Korn after the last dubstep collaborative album. Looking past “dubstep Korn,” this record fits right in with however many albums Korn’s recorded. … read more

Review: Various Artists – SMM: Opiate [Ghostly International Comp.]

Review: Various Artists – SMM: Opiate [Ghostly International Comp.]
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A Winged Victory for the Sullen, Noveller, Celer, Black Swan and Pjusk (plus many more) breathe life into their structured explorations of softened noise and white, foamy swells of feedback and elongated tones. Concentrated as this compilation is, there is a surprising amount of variety running through the curated contributors. … read more

 
 
Review: Tyler Newman – Zonekiller (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Review: Tyler Newman – Zonekiller (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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As I contemplate a robot apocalypse or a tyrannical future controlled by a mindless government, I take with me a soundtrack that gives life to these ideas. If you enjoy ’80s-infused dark electro comparable to the Quake soundtrack, I highly recommend this album. … read more

Review: Maggie McClure – Time Moves On

Review: Maggie McClure – Time Moves On
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Filled to the brim with cutesy pop confessionals and whimsical, dreamy instrumentals, Maggie McClure masters the small-town-girl-meets-big-city vibe. … read more

Review: Xiu Xiu – Nina

Review: Xiu Xiu – Nina
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This is obviously a work of love. This homage to the late, great soulstress Nina Simone is beautiful and stark. … read more

Review: The Last Ten Seconds of Life
 – Invivo[Exvivo]


Review: The Last Ten Seconds of Life
 – Invivo[Exvivo]

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Looking at the cover is all you’ll need to decide whether you’re going to like these guys or not. You know what you’re getting into—throat-tearing screams, breakdowns and amateur lyrics. Taking cues, nods and riffs from the rest of their brethren, it’s not original, but it sounds great.  … read more

Review: Vastum – Patricidal Lust

Review: Vastum – Patricidal Lust
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I’ve mentioned before that death metal is getting a weird reputation because of new bands mixing in stuff that doesn’t make sense just to be different, and that old bands that should just give up putting out lousy albums. Breathe in the putrid air of Vastum—it’s a bit newly putrid and just as properly old school putrid.  … read more

Review: Mode Moderne – Occult Delight

Review: Mode Moderne – Occult Delight
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For their third LP, Vancouver outfit Mode Moderne have embraced their goth pop style wholeheartedly and created their most confident album to date. … read more