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A Covenant Of Thorns - Black
A Covenant Of Thorns, “Black”ReviewsJanuary 5, 2021

Dark synthpop act A Covenant Of Thorns delivers another record of brooding but melodic charms.

A Covenant Of Thorns - Shadows & Serenades
A Covenant Of Thorns, “Shadows & Serenades”ReviewsApril 3, 2019

Long-running act A Covenant Of Thorns pursue synthpop craft to subtle yet evocative ends.

A.E.C., "Hate Life"
A.E.C., “Hate Life”ReviewsJuly 18, 2012

Shelved for a decade, this lost record by Tyler Newman (Battery Cage, Informatik) does a solid job of representing its time and and place, and is well deserving of some long overdue listening.

Absolute Body Control, "A New Dawn"
Absolute Body Control, “A New Dawn”ReviewsMarch 23, 2021

Dirk Ivens and Eric Van Wonterghem return to Absolute Body Control on a new EP.

Absurd Minds, "Tempus Fugit"
Absurd Minds, “Tempus Fugit”ReviewsFebruary 21, 2017

After a hiatus, Absurd Minds return with a characteristically charming suite of millennial electro.

Access To Arasaka, "Écrasez l'infâme"
Access To Arasaka, “Écrasez l’infâme”ReviewsMay 31, 2013

Access To Arasaka’s range of sounds is admirably expanded in this brief but ambitious EP.

Access To Arasaka, "Geosynchron"
Access To Arasaka, “Geosynchron”ReviewsJanuary 4, 2012

The latest from one of the top young producers in the game jumps headlong into a pocket universe of spastic clicks and pops.

Acretongue - Ghost Nocturne
Acretongue, “Ghost Nocturne”ReviewsFebruary 5, 2019

The long awaited follow-up to “Strange Cargo” reaffirms Acretongue’s talent for sound design and mood.

Acretongue, "Strange Cargo"
Acretongue, “Strange Cargo”ReviewsJanuary 13, 2012

A remarkable dark electro debut which makes strong, confident moves while subtly crafting a wholly unified and rich aesthetic.

ACTORS, "Acts of Worship"
ACTORS, “Acts of Worship”ReviewsOctober 15, 2021

Vancouver’s ACTORS crystallize their high-gloss post-punk and new wave sound on their sophomore LP.

Actors, "It Will Come To You"
Actors, “It Will Come To You”ReviewsMarch 9, 2018

Vancouver post-punk modernists Actors showcase their myriad strengths on their debut LP.

AD:Key, "Astrogator"
AD:Key, “Astrogator”ReviewsJanuary 16, 2013

The new album from the neo-oldschool body music husband and wife team doesn’t buck tradition, but still has something to offer fans of the style.

Aesthetic Pefection, "All Beauty Destroyed"
Aesthetic Pefection, “All Beauty Destroyed”ReviewsNovember 15, 2011

The third release from Daniel Graves’ now full-time band plays to Aesthetic Perfection’s strengths and moves the project’s sound along well – so what’s all the hubbub about?

Aesthetic Perfection, "Blood Spills Not Far From the Wound"
Aesthetic Perfection, “Blood Spills Not Far From the Wound”ReviewsNovember 3, 2015

Daniel Graves resurrects his sole release as Necessary Response as an Aesthetic Perfection album, complete with new mix and rerecorded vocals.

Aesthetische, "Powerswitch"
Aesthetische, “Powerswitch”ReviewsOctober 30, 2012

Fab Viscardi and Gui Pires of Aghast View and Biopsy return with an album of electro-industrial tinged EBM available as a one, two or three disc set.

Affet Robot - Fiyasko
Affet Robot, “Fiyasko”ReviewsMarch 16, 2021

The retro coldwave and new wave of Turkey’s Affet Robot holds its own in comparison to its influences.

Agent Side Grinder, "A/X"
Agent Side Grinder, “A/X”ReviewsMay 1, 2019

The new incarnation of Agent Side Grinder recasts their established sound in intriguing ways on their new LP.

Agent Side Grinder, "Alkimia"
Agent Side Grinder, “Alkimia”ReviewsMarch 25, 2015

A tight, cohesive, and vaguely sinister stunner of a record from Agent Side Grinder finds the Swedish outfit mining a new and dramatic post-punk vein.

Agent Side Grinder, "Hardware Comes Alive"
Agent Side Grinder, “Hardware Comes Alive”ReviewsJanuary 8, 2013

Sweden’s post-punk synth outfit follow-up their excellent 2012 LP with a live record that recontextualizes it’s songs.

Agent Side Grinder, "Hardware"
Agent Side Grinder, “Hardware”ReviewsFebruary 28, 2012

The Swedish group continue their exploration of the middle ground between post-punk, industrial and minimal wave on their third, and most refined album.

Agrezzior, "Berzerker"
Agrezzior, “Berzerker”ReviewsJanuary 27, 2016

The second Agrezzior album highlights the appeals and pitfalls of the path old school EBM has carved for itself.

Alexandra Atnif - Seekers Of The Void
Alexandra Atnif, “Seekers Of The Void”ReviewsAugust 28, 2018

LA noise producer Alexandra Atnif makes a big statement with a record with deep roots in powernoise.

aliceffekt, "Noon Guest"
aliceffekt, “Noon Guest”ReviewsJuly 25, 2018

Abstracted gaming ambiance showcases aliceffekt’s sound design talents.

All Your Sisters, "Trust Ruins"
All Your Sisters, “Trust Ruins”ReviewsJuly 3, 2019

The third album from the LA-based duo taps into some deeply unnerving and unpleasant listening territory.

Alphaxone, "Altered Dimensions"
Alphaxone, “Altered Dimensions”ReviewsJanuary 21, 2015

The details in the latest release from the Iranian dark ambient project are almost too subtle for their own good.

Alphaxone - Chronosphere
Alphaxone, “Chronosphere”ReviewsApril 30, 2019

A deeply calming new LP from Alphaxone shows off Mehdi Saleh’s steady hand for cosmic dark ambient.

Alphaxone, "Edge of Solitude"
Alphaxone, “Edge of Solitude”ReviewsJune 13, 2018

A slightly brighter dark ambient release from Alphaxone casts an impassive eye towards outer space.

Alphaxone, "Living In The Grayland"
Alphaxone, “Living In The Grayland”ReviewsFebruary 26, 2014

Prolific Iranian dark ambient project Alphaxone goes in a slightly spacier direction on their solid new release.

Alphaxone - The Infinite Void
Alphaxone, “The Infinite Void”ReviewsSeptember 7, 2022

The latest from Alphaxone continues the Iranian dark ambient producer’s journey into deep space.

Alter Der Ruine, "Doom Soother"
Alter Der Ruine, “Doom Soother”ReviewsNovember 29, 2017

A coda from Alter Der Ruine brings the achievements of their last melancholy and inspired years into focus.

Alter Der Ruine, "Gravity Hunts Us All"
Alter Der Ruine, “Gravity Hunts Us All”ReviewsJanuary 6, 2016

Alter Der Ruine stay making some alternately lively and somber synthpop on their latest EP.

Alter Der Ruine, "I Will Remember It All Differently"
Alter Der Ruine, “I Will Remember It All Differently”ReviewsJuly 8, 2014

Rip it up and start again: Alter Der Ruine overhaul their entire ethos with a fragile and emotive record that is sure to rank as one of 2014’s best.

Alter Der Ruine, "Son of a Bitch"
Alter Der Ruine, “Son of a Bitch”ReviewsDecember 1, 2011

Alter Der Ruine’s fourth album presents a sonically unified front without sacrificing the group’s eclectic tendencies.

Alter Der Ruine, "There's Always One More Son of a Bitch"
Alter Der Ruine, “There’s Always One More Son of a Bitch”ReviewsJune 20, 2012

Listening to the final album from Arizona’s purveyors of electrofied-industrial proves to be both bitter and sweet.

Amrou Kithkin - Sensorless
Amrou Kithkin, “Sensorless”ReviewsNovember 14, 2019

Dreamy darkwavers Amrou Kithkin add a touch more classic goth on their most accomplished release to date.

Analfabetism, "Av Hjord är du Kommen"
Analfabetism, “Av Hjord är du Kommen”ReviewsFebruary 16, 2016

Fredrik Djurfelt continues along the rewarding less-traveled road of pure industrial noise with the second Analfabetism LP.

Analfabetism - Kniven Sitter Kvar i Bonden
Analfabetism, “Kniven Sitter Kvar i Bonden”ReviewsOctober 17, 2018

Fredrik Djurfeldt’s Analfabetism project turns its industrial noise toolkit in a somber and reflective direction.

Analfabetism - Sjön där hon dränkte sina djur
Analfabetism, “Sjön Där Hon Dränkte Sina Djur”ReviewsSeptember 6, 2019

Sweden’s Analfabetism wanders into the mythological but retains their unyielding depressive industrial sound.

Analfabetism, "Skammen"
Analfabetism, “Skammen”ReviewsOctober 3, 2017

The horror of repetition is brought to bear on the third LP from Fredrik Djurfelt’s Analfabetism.

Analfabetism, self-titled
Analfabetism, self-titledReviewsJanuary 27, 2015

Fredrik Djurfeldt takes a break from Severe Illusion to explore the more soothing side of noise with his new project.

And One, "S.T.O.P."
And One, “S.T.O.P.”ReviewsJune 1, 2012

The first LP from the new/old And One line-up follows the trajectory of their career, for better or for worse.

And Void, self-titled
And Void, self-titledReviewsApril 9, 2019

Scott Fox, Mari Kattman and Mika Goedrijk explore the potential of collaboration on the debut from And Void.

Android Lust, "Berlin // Crater V2"
Android Lust, “Berlin // Crater V2”ReviewsAugust 22, 2017

Android Lust’s new LP has songs, production and personality worthy of the project’s cult status.

Android Lust, "Crater Vol. 1"
Android Lust, “Crater Vol. 1”ReviewsJanuary 30, 2013

The new crowd-funded album from Shikhee moves the focus away from her vocals towards her always lush and enveloping production.

Angst, "Tar Ner Skylten"
Angst, “Tar Ner Skylten”ReviewsAugust 12, 2014

The latest body music flavoured project from Henrikk Bjorkk goes back further than old school and deep into the primordial roots of the genre.

Anima Nostra, "Atraments"
Anima Nostra, “Atraments”ReviewsJune 20, 2017

The second LP from Anima Nostra – a collaboration between Margaux Renaudin and Henrik Nordvargr Björkk – adds metallic and neo-classical bombast to an already grisly death industrial sound.

Animal Bodies, "The Killing Scene"
Animal Bodies, “The Killing Scene”ReviewsNovember 5, 2014

Vancouver darkwave duo Animal Bodies feel dangerous, moody and vital on their new LP.

Antigen Shift, "Brotherhood"
Antigen Shift, “Brotherhood”ReviewsJune 18, 2014

Following an 8 year absence Antigen Shift returns with a new member, and new outlook and some intriguing new ideas.

Apócrýphos, "The Prisoners Cinema"
Apócrýphos, “The Prisoners Cinema”ReviewsFebruary 12, 2015

A change from the Psychomanteum name marks the next chapter in Robert Kozletsky’s dark ambient progression as Apocryphos.

Apoptygma Berzerk, "SDGXXV"
Apoptygma Berzerk, “SDGXXV”ReviewsApril 24, 2019

More than a quarter century since it’s release, Apoptygma Berzerk’s “Soli Deo Gloria” gets the full album remix treatment.

Apriorism, "Blood" & "Smoke"
Apriorism, “Blood” & “Smoke”ReviewsMay 7, 2014

With one EP of violent dark electro and another of more moody stuff, Apriorism introduces itself with concise statements while still showing the project’s range and potential.

Architect • Sonic Area • Hologram_, "We Are the Alchemists"
Architect • Sonic Area • Hologram_, “We Are the Alchemists”ReviewsOctober 27, 2015

Three master producers come together to experiment with the finer points of percussive and sequenced sound design.

Architect, "Mine"
Architect, “Mine”ReviewsSeptember 26, 2013

Daniel Myer returns to his Architect project and releases one of 2013’s strongest albums: a deep, superbly executed, and wrenchingly emotional suite of ethereal-tinged IDM compositions.

Artificial Monuments - Illusions Of Identity
Artificial Monuments, “Illusions Of Identity”ReviewsJune 25, 2019

The sole LP from Copenhagen’s Artificial Monuments captures both the light and dark of European coldwave.

Arzt+Pfusch, "Lictor Evaporated"
Arzt+Pfusch, “Lictor Evaporated”ReviewsNovember 16, 2011

The first physical release from the duo in over a decade isn’t the same old noisebmstupidevildustrial you might expect.

Assassun, "Chronic Quicksand Depression Morning"
Assassun, “Chronic Quicksand Depression Morning”ReviewsApril 18, 2023

Vlimmer’s Alexander Leonard Donat’s Assassun harnesses manic synth energy on its sophomore LP.

Assemblage 23, "Endure"
Assemblage 23, “Endure”ReviewsSeptember 21, 2016

The new album from Tom Shear’s long-running project deals in the strengths and sounds that have defined A23 since their debut.

Astari Nite, "Midnight Conversations"
Astari Nite, “Midnight Conversations”ReviewsAugust 21, 2018

Florida darkwavers shoot for gloomy charm on their new LP.

At The Heart Of The World - Inosculate
At The Heart Of The World, “Inosculate”ReviewsMarch 15, 2022

Mean and grimy electro-industrial from the PNW courtesy of At The Heart Of The World.

At The Heart Of The World - Paroxysm
At The Heart Of The World, “Paroxysm”ReviewsOctober 18, 2022

Another EP keeps At The Heart Of The World’s run of grimy electro-industrial going in 2022.

Atari Teenage Riot, "Is This Hyperreal?"
Atari Teenage Riot, “Is This Hyperreal?”ReviewsJuly 11, 2011

After a 10 year hiatus the Berlin noise terrorists return with an effort that deepens their sound rather than redefining it.

Atonalist feat. Gavin Friday, "Atonalism"
Atonalist feat. Gavin Friday, “Atonalism”ReviewsMay 10, 2017

Jazz, breaks, and noise are fused on the eclectic debut from multi-instrumentalist outfit Atonalist, with excellent vocal turns from art/goth legend Gavin Friday.

Attrition, "The Unraveller Of Angels"
Attrition, “The Unraveller Of Angels”ReviewsApril 17, 2013

Long-running darkwave legends Attrition return with another understated gem.

Aurat - Khaar
Aurat, “Khaar”ReviewsSeptember 1, 2021

A focused and wholly electronic EP finds Aurat refining their darkwave/EBM sound.

Aurat - Zeher
Aurat, “Zeher”ReviewsOctober 7, 2020

Aurat’s new LP brings together a range of darkwave and goth sounds under the auspices of powerful Urdu vocals.

Author & Punisher - Beastland
Author & Punisher, “Beastland”ReviewsNovember 28, 2018

“Beastland” builds upon Author & Punisher’s metallic ambition while retaining its industrial sturm und drang.

Author & Punisher - Krüller
Author & Punisher, “Krüller”ReviewsFebruary 16, 2022

The new Author & Punisher LP uses industrial percussion to buttress a melodic and even elegant strain of doom.

Auto-Auto, "Dancing Through Dark Times"
Auto-Auto, “Dancing Through Dark Times”ReviewsNovember 28, 2011

ID:UD has a listen to the third album of quirky electropop from Sweden’s Auto-Auto.

auto-auto, "The Skies Are Your Hunting Ground"
auto-auto, “The Skies Are Your Hunting Ground”ReviewsFebruary 13, 2013

The Swedish electro-pop group submit to the power of the almighty hook on their new EP.

Autoclav1.1, "Makeshift Splint"
Autoclav1.1, “Makeshift Splint”ReviewsJune 12, 2018

Tony Young’s IDM/technoid project engages with daily life and the systems it comprises on its new LP.

Autoclav1.1, "Nothing Outside"
Autoclav1.1, “Nothing Outside”ReviewsSeptember 2, 2020

Autoclav1.1 have subtle emotional range on their new LP of technoid/IDM.

Autoclav1.1, "Portents Call"
Autoclav1.1, “Portents Call”ReviewsAugust 7, 2013

The latest from the industrial-tinged IDM act expands on a few recent ideas.

Autoclav1.1/Displacer, "Spacetime"
Autoclav1.1/Displacer, “Spacetime”ReviewsAugust 16, 2017

Autoclav1.1 and Displacer explore space and time on their new split release of technoid IDM.

Autodafeh, "Act of Faith"
Autodafeh, “Act of Faith”ReviewsSeptember 22, 2011

On their third album Autodafeh continue to pay tribute to Front 242 while slowing expanding their sound into new territory.

Autodafeh, "Blackout Scenario"
Autodafeh, “Blackout Scenario”ReviewsJune 12, 2013

The new album from Sweden’s Autodafeh is not without it’s charms, but still shows a band in the grips of their influences.

Automelodi - Mirages au futur verre​-​brisé
Automelodi, “Mirages au Futur Verre-brisé”ReviewsMay 8, 2019

Automelodi push synthpop instrumentation to the limits in an ambitious third LP.

Autumns, "I Didn't Mean to Send it Twice"
Autumns, “I Didn’t Mean to Send it Twice”ReviewsJanuary 17, 2023

Irish producer Autumns can play it straight and go mutant when it suits them on their new release.

Azar Swan, "Savage Exile"
Azar Swan, “Savage Exile”ReviewsDecember 6, 2017

Azar Swan’s third album strips their sound down, for a listen fraught with tension.

Azar Swan, "The Hissing of a Paper Crane"
Azar Swan, “The Hissing of a Paper Crane”ReviewsOctober 31, 2019

Azar Swan take their creative arc to its logical conclusion on their harsh new LP.

End to End: Aesthetic Perfection, "A Nice Place to Destroy"
End to End: Aesthetic Perfection, “A Nice Place to Destroy”End to EndJune 15, 2012

We do a track-by-track rundown of the new Aesthetic Perfection digital single featuring remixes by Formalin, Comaduster and Daniel Myer!

End to End: Aesthetic Perfection, "Inhuman" Single
End to End: Aesthetic Perfection, “Inhuman” SingleEnd to EndOctober 19, 2011

An off the cuff look at Aesthetic Perfection’s new single Inhuman on a track by track basis.

End to End: Aesthetic Perfection, "The Dark Half"
End to End: Aesthetic Perfection, “The Dark Half”End to End, ReviewsAugust 28, 2013

We check out the tracks from the new single from Aesthetic Perfection single one by one.

End to End: Agent Side Grinder, "SFTWR"
End to End: Agent Side Grinder, “SFTWR”End to End, ReviewsJune 5, 2013

We scan a collection of remixes from one of our favourite Swedish post-punk/synth groups, fresh to our ears from a new domestic pressing.

End to End: Alter Der Ruine, "Keep the Devil Off Your Back"
End to End: Alter Der Ruine, “Keep the Devil Off Your Back”End to End, ReviewsApril 20, 2012

We finish off the week with a look at the first of two final singles from ID:UD faves Alter Der Ruine.

End To End: Apoptygma Berzerk, "Major Tom"
End To End: Apoptygma Berzerk, “Major Tom”End to End, ReviewsAugust 15, 2013

We run through El-Grotho’s latest single: a cover so suited to Apop’s aesthetic we can’t believe it didn’t happen ’til now.

In Conversation: Aesthetic Perfection, "'Til Death"
In Conversation: Aesthetic Perfection, “‘Til Death”In Conversation, ReviewsFebruary 14, 2014

We have a tête-à-tête about the new Aesthetic Perfection record and the big overtures towards pop music contained therein.

In Conversation: Ashbury Heights, "The Victorian Wallflowers"
In Conversation: Ashbury Heights, “The Victorian Wallflowers”In ConversationAugust 31, 2018

The Senior Staff dig deep into the considerable charms of the new Ashbury Heights album.

In Conversation: Assemblage 23, "Bruise"
In Conversation: Assemblage 23, “Bruise”In Conversation, ReviewsJune 21, 2012

The senior staff have a listen and a jaw regarding Tom Shear’s latest album of post-post-millenial futurepop.

Observer:  Stabbing Westward & Affet Robot
Observer: Stabbing Westward & Affet RobotObserverJanuary 31, 2020

Capsule reviews of Stabbing Westward and Affet Robot.

ANIHILA - Kosmobushir
Observer: ANIHILA & Dusty IdolsObserver, ReviewsNovember 20, 2020

Capsule takes on releases from ANIHILA and Dusty Idols.

Autopsie d'une ombre - Alive Somewhere
Observer: Antechamber & Autopsie d’une ombreObserverNovember 9, 2018

Capsule reviews of new releases by Antechamber and Autopsie d’une ombre

Observer: Autumns & Amrou Kithkin
Observer: Autumns & Amrou KithkinObserver, ReviewsAugust 19, 2022

Thoughts on new releases from Autumns and Amrou Kithkin.

Blakmoth - Pappus
Observer: Blakmoth & AnaerobicObserverMarch 11, 2022

Thoughts on new EPs by Blakmoth and Anaerobic.

Observer: Brecc & Azfarat
Observer: Brecc & AzfaratObserverApril 3, 2020

Short form reviews of new works by Brecc and Azfarat.

Anti-Yo - La Formula
Observer: Confines & Anti-YoObserverDecember 10, 2021

Thoughts on new EPs by Confines and Anti-Yo.

Observer: Cult of Alia & ATT Corp
Observer: Cult of Alia & ATT CorpObserver, ReviewsJuly 16, 2021

Thoughts on new releases by Cult of Alia & ATT Corp.

Aleister Blake - Cyber Fame, Real Pain
Observer: Harsh R & Aleister BlakeObserverJuly 9, 2021

Thoughts on new EPs from Harsh R & Aleister Blake

Aarktica & Black Tape For A Blue Girl - Eating Rose Petals
Observer: Operation Blue Eyes – Aarktica & Black Tape For A Blue GirlObserverNovember 27, 2020

Thoughts on new releases from Operation Blue Eyes and Aarktica & Black Tape For A Blue Girl.

Observer: Romy & Alphaxone
Observer: Romy & AlphaxoneObserverOctober 29, 2021

Thoughts on new records by Romy and Alphaxone.

Observer: The Weep & Antipole
Observer: The Weep & AntipoleObserver, ReviewsJanuary 15, 2021

It’s a post-punk two-fer with capsule reviews of new records by The Weep and Antipole.

Coil + Zos Kia + Marc Almond, "How To Destroy Angels"
Replicas: Coil + Zos Kia + Marc Almond, “How To Destroy Angels”ReplicasSeptember 26, 2018

The early and extreme experimentation of John Balance and Zos Kia is unearthed, buoyed by Marc Almond’s charisma.

The Agnes Circle, "Some Vague Desire"
The Agnes Circle, “Some Vague Desire”ReviewsJanuary 18, 2017

The Agnes Circle offer a smoother blend of goth and post-punk on their first LP.

The Pitch: A Luna Red, "The Death Birds"
The Pitch: A Luna Red, “The Death Birds”Reviews, The PitchFebruary 7, 2014

A just-reissued slab of Vancouver synth-punk is the subject of yet another installment of The Pitch.

Babyland, "Live Execution"
Babyland, “Live Execution”ReviewsJanuary 22, 2013

A pay what you want live album from one of Our Thing’s great performance based acts serves to remind us how damn important they were and still are.

Batch ID, "Ni Skrämmer Inte Mig"
Batch ID, “Ni Skrämmer Inte Mig”ReviewsSeptember 19, 2012

Göteborg duo Batch ID offer up some pop-saavy EBM in the Swedish tradition.

Be My Enemy, "The Enemy Within"
Be My Enemy, “The Enemy Within”ReviewsJune 24, 2014

Phil Barry’s solo-project releases its sophomore album and solidifies its standing in the world of guitar industrial.

Beauty Queen Autopsy, "Lotharia"
Beauty Queen Autopsy, “Lotharia”ReviewsJuly 8, 2015

Unwoman and Caustic team-up to make dark electronic pop that stands apart from both artist’s individual catalogues.

Beborn Beton, "A Worthy Compensation"
Beborn Beton, “A Worthy Compensation”ReviewsSeptember 22, 2015

One of the best 90s synthpop acts returns with a well-written album of 90s synthpop.

Bedless Bones, "Bending the Iron Bough"
Bedless Bones, “Bending the Iron Bough”ReviewsDecember 1, 2021

Bedless Bones adds a dose of earthy paganism to her darkwave sound on her second LP.

Bedless Bones, "Sublime Malaise"
Bedless Bones, “Sublime Malaise”ReviewsOctober 10, 2019

The debut LP from the Estonian darkwave project is cool and expressive in equal measures.

Bestial Mouths, "Heartless"
Bestial Mouths, “Heartless”ReviewsDecember 20, 2016

Bestial Mouths’ 2016 album draws from several genres and crackles with fraught energy.

Binary Park "The Deviated" EP
Binary Park “The Deviated” EPReviewsOctober 12, 2011

Infacted label boss Torben Schmidt’s new project returns with an EP that far outstrips their full-length release from earlier this year.

Binary Park, "Life on Lines"
Binary Park, “Life on Lines”ReviewsApril 6, 2018

The third album from Binary Park redresses the balance between their production and songwriting.

Binary Park, "Singularity"
Binary Park, “Singularity”ReviewsJanuary 28, 2015

The sophomore LP of EDM/EBM from the production minded trio is a bit too polite for its own good.

Blac Kolor, "Awakening"
Blac Kolor, “Awakening”ReviewsApril 10, 2018

The latest from Hendrick Grothe trades in some immediacy for subtle and understated rewards.

Blac Kolor, "Born In Ruins"
Blac Kolor, “Born In Ruins”ReviewsMarch 16, 2016

Blac Kolor’s sophomore LP shows just how much effect can be wrought from atmospherics in the new techno/EBM hybrid.

Blac Kolor, "Range"
Blac Kolor, “Range”ReviewsJuly 12, 2013

The debut release from this German dark techno project draws upon multiple subgenres, holding everything together with claustrophobic and uneasy production.

Blac Kolor, "Stormfly"
Blac Kolor, “Stormfly”ReviewsJanuary 20, 2016

Techno EBM producer shows off more of his distinct production on his fresh new EP.

Blac Kolor, "Wide Noise"
Blac Kolor, “Wide Noise”ReviewsMarch 5, 2014

Another level-up from dark technoist Hendrick Grothe that exceeds the standard he’s already set in his short career as a producer.

Black Asteroid, "Thrust"
Black Asteroid, “Thrust”ReviewsAugust 15, 2017

Black Asteroid’s first LP might finally find the zeitgeist catching up with Bryan Black’s style.

Black Lung, "The Great Golden Goal"
Black Lung, “The Great Golden Goal”ReviewsJuly 23, 2014

Dee Thrussel’s long running instrumental project’s latest LP is a loose concept album of sinister motivational music.

Black Magnet - Body Prophecy
Black Magnet, “Body Prophecy”ReviewsAugust 9, 2022

Black Magnet delivers another tight set of accomplished and varied industrial metal.

Black Magnet, "Hallucination Scene"
Black Magnet, “Hallucination Scene”ReviewsSeptember 16, 2020

Black Magnet don’t skimp on the industrial in their industrial metal debut.

Black Nail Cabaret, "Dichromat"
Black Nail Cabaret, “Dichromat”ReviewsFebruary 8, 2017

The first Black Nail Cabaret LP with a new lineup is resolutely held aloft by the voice of Emese Árvai-Illés.

Black Nail Cabaret - Gods Verging On Sanity
Black Nail Cabaret, “Gods Verging On Sanity”ReviewsMay 12, 2020

Black Nail Cabaret distill dark pop melodies and production into their strongest LP to date.

Black Nail Cabaret, "Harry Me Marry Me Bury Me Bite Me"
Black Nail Cabaret, “Harry Me Marry Me Bury Me Bite Me”ReviewsMay 21, 2015

The amazing voice we first heard on Architect’s “Mine” returns with her own project’s sophomore record of classy synth noir.

Black Nail Cabaret, "Pseudopop"
Black Nail Cabaret, “Pseudopop”ReviewsDecember 5, 2018

The new album from the Hungarian synth duo lives and dies by the voice of Emese Arvai-Illes.

Black Sheep Screaming, "Parallel Evolution"
Black Sheep Screaming, “Parallel Evolution”ReviewsJanuary 28, 2014

A dense and inscrutably violent electro-industrial LP from Serbia’s Black Sheep Screaming is refreshingly uncompromising.

Black Sheep Screaming, "Tri-Polar Maneuvers"
Black Sheep Screaming, “Tri-Polar Maneuvers”ReviewsJune 3, 2014

The Serbian electro-industrial outfit ups the ante on beautiful chaos.

Black Tape For A Blue Girl - To Touch The Milky Way
Black Tape For A Blue Girl, “To Touch The Milky Way”ReviewsDecember 12, 2018

Black Tape For A Blue Girl continue to reflect on both the cosmic and the domestic with their trademark grace.

Blakmoth - Phantom Limb
Blakmoth, “Phantom Limb”ReviewsJanuary 18, 2022

Emotional and musical hauntings shape Blakmoth’s ‘doombient’ style on his new LP.

Blank, "Dark Retreat"
Blank, “Dark Retreat”ReviewsMay 7, 2013

Blank branch away from the past decade of dark electronic’s trajectory, and offer a fun and well-programmed alternate history of futurepop.

Blu Anxxiety, "Plaay Dead"
Blu Anxxiety, “Plaay Dead”ReviewsJuly 14, 2021

NYC’s Blu Anxxiety defy genre rules and expectations on their deathrock by way of freestyle LP “Plaay Dead”

Blush Response, "Desire Machines"
Blush Response, “Desire Machines”ReviewsSeptember 23, 2014

New York’s Blush Response show intense focus and an emphasis on sound design on their latest LP.

Blush Response, "Infinite Density"
Blush Response, “Infinite Density”ReviewsNovember 15, 2017

Blush Response’s take on industrial techno heavily favours sharp-edged sound design.

Blush Response, "Reshaper"
Blush Response, “Reshaper”ReviewsApril 19, 2016

The Berlin by way of NYC producer makes a modern power noise record.

Blush Response, "Tension Strategies"
Blush Response, “Tension Strategies”ReviewsMarch 1, 2013

The NYC industrial project brings an LP with an unpredictable and protean quality to the table.

Blutengel, "Monument"
Blutengel, “Monument”ReviewsAugust 20, 2013

Alex dives into the latest by the German vampires, and questions their exact role within the borders of Our Thing.

Blutengel, "Un:Gott"
Blutengel, “Un:Gott”ReviewsFebruary 20, 2019

The latest from the German vampire pop act accentuates some of their hidden appeal.

BLVCK CEILING, “LET US FALL”ReviewsFebruary 5, 2013

The OCCVLT project out of Spokane sets the pace for those looting the witch house for their own stylistic purposes.

Body Of Light, "Let Me Go"
Body Of Light, “Let Me Go”ReviewsAugust 10, 2016

Body Of Light are poised to burst onto a larger stage with a synthpop tour-de-force.

Body Of Light - Time To Kill
Body Of Light, “Time To Kill”ReviewsAugust 9, 2019

Body Of Light hone in on a smooth and sober style of synthpop with an excellent third LP.

Body of Light, "Volontà di Amore"
Body of Light, “Volontà di Amore”ReviewsSeptember 25, 2013

The new tape and digital release from brothers Alexander and Andrew Jarson is an unexpectedly great collection of dark synth tunes.

Bootblacks - Thin Skies
Bootblacks, “Thin Skies”ReviewsOctober 14, 2020

Bootblacks’ new LP crams a plethora of new (and sometimes brighter) sounds into a tight half hour while still maintaining their dark and melodic post-punk charm.

Borghesia, "And Man Created God"
Borghesia, “And Man Created God”ReviewsJune 10, 2014

The Slovenian post-industrial act returns with their first album of new material in almost 20 years.

Borghesia - Proti Kapitulaciji
Borghesia, “Proti Kapitulaciji”ReviewsJanuary 16, 2019

Borghesia continue their break from their body music past with a melancholy yet still quirky release.

Boy Harsher, "Careful"
Boy Harsher, “Careful”ReviewsFebruary 1, 2019

The sophomore album from Boy Harsher spikes their soulful electro with a hypnotic sense of intimacy.

Boy Harsher, "Yr Body is Nothing"
Boy Harsher, “Yr Body is Nothing”ReviewsJune 24, 2016

The first LP from dark synth act Boy Harsher is tightly constructed and possessed of a momentum all its own.

Broken Thoughts - Hearing Ghosts
Broken Thoughts, “Hearing Ghosts”ReviewsOctober 21, 2020

Broken Thoughts’ new record gives space, time, and potency to cryptic samples.

Broken Thoughts, "Realign"
Broken Thoughts, “Realign”ReviewsApril 19, 2017

Broken Thoughts’ near-flawless technique and sound design yields a stunning suite of themes and atmospheres.

Bustié - Birds Of Paradise
Bustié, “Birds Of Paradise”ReviewsJuly 17, 2019

Bustié’s debut LP brings freestyle and deathrock together in a blend smooth enough to make you forget its influences.

Buzz Kull - Fascination
Buzz Kull, “Fascination”ReviewsNovember 30, 2022

Buzz Kull makes a strong play for dancefloors at the intersection of EBM and darkwave on new LP “Fascination”.

By Any Means Necessary, "By Any Means Necessary"
By Any Means Necessary, “By Any Means Necessary”ReviewsJanuary 3, 2012

The self-titled debut from North Carolina’s By Any Means Necessary shows potential beyond its obvious influences.

End to End: Blush Response, "The Drift"
End to End: Blush Response, “The Drift”End to End, ReviewsApril 11, 2014

NYC industrial act Blush Response are back with a new single and a pretty slick line-up of remixers.

Johan Baeckström, "Utopia"
Johan Baeckström, “Utopia”ReviewsJune 26, 2018

The sophomore LP from half of Daily Planet renders classic synthpop in exacting detail.

Observer: Bacon Grease & Zona Utopica Garantita
Observer: Bacon Grease & Zona Utopica GarantitaObserver, ReviewsJanuary 29, 2021

Capsule review of releases by Bacon Grease and Zona Utopica Garantita.

Observer: Bara Hari & Ringfinger
Observer: Bara Hari & RingfingerObserver, ReviewsJune 4, 2021

Reviews of new darkwave EPs by Bara Hari & Ringfinger.

Bastet - Lucid Duality
Observer: Bastet & Medusa StareObserver, ReviewsJuly 19, 2019

Deathrock talk in capsule reviews of Bastet and Medusa Stare.

Observer: Be My Enemy & NNHMN
Observer: Be My Enemy & NNHMNObserverFebruary 7, 2020

Capsule reviews of new releases by Be My Enemy and NNHMN.

Sleep Clinic - Talus
Observer: Big Time Kill & Sleep ClinicObserverApril 30, 2021

Capsule reviews of new work from Big Time Kill and Sleep Clinic.

Observer: Black Light Odyssey & Prophän
Observer: Black Light Odyssey & ProphänObserverNovember 26, 2021

Thoughts on new EPs by Black Light Odyssey and Prophän.

Vlimmer - Angststand
Observer: Blakk Harbor & VlimmerObserverSeptember 21, 2018

Short form reviews of new releases from Blakk Harbor & Vlimmer.

Blakmoth - Pappus
Observer: Blakmoth & AnaerobicObserverMarch 11, 2022

Thoughts on new EPs by Blakmoth and Anaerobic.

Sigsaly - Lasting Effects
Observer: Body Divide & SigsalyObserverJanuary 24, 2020

Capsule reviews of releases by Body Divide and Sigsaly.

Observer: Brecc & Azfarat
Observer: Brecc & AzfaratObserverApril 3, 2020

Short form reviews of new works by Brecc and Azfarat.

Observer: Cardinal Noire & Bonini Bulga
Observer: Cardinal Noire & Bonini BulgaObserverJune 12, 2020

Capsule reviews of new releases by Cardinal Noire and Bonini Bulga

Chrome Corpse - Gun Spit
Observer: Chrome Corpse & Batch IDObserverMarch 1, 2019

Capsule reviews of short new releases by Chrome Corpse and Batch ID.

Bastet - Dawn Of Darkness
Observer: Fjerstad & BastetObserverJanuary 11, 2019

Short-form reviews of new work from Fjerstad and Bastet.

Observer: Konstantin Unwohl & Baroque / Notausgang
Observer: Konstantin Unwohl & Baroque / NotausgangObserverFebruary 5, 2021

Capsule reviews of Konstantin Unwohl’s new release, and a split form Baroque & Notausgang.

Observer: Max und Max & Blakmoth
Observer: Max und Max & BlakmothObserver, ReviewsJuly 15, 2022

Short-form reviews of new records by Max und Max and Blakmoth.

Nordvargr - Tantum Melior
Observer: Nordvargr & Black Sun DreamerObserver, ReviewsMay 17, 2019

Short form reviews of Nordvargr’s new remix/rework disc and Black Sun Dreamer’s throwback synth EP.

Aarktica & Black Tape For A Blue Girl - Eating Rose Petals
Observer: Operation Blue Eyes – Aarktica & Black Tape For A Blue GirlObserverNovember 27, 2020

Thoughts on new releases from Operation Blue Eyes and Aarktica & Black Tape For A Blue Girl.

Pablo Bozzi - Ghost Of Chance
Observer: Pablo Bozzi & Missing WitnessObserver, ReviewsJanuary 28, 2022

Short reviews of new EPs by Pablo Bozzi and Missing Witness.

Blakmoth - Tourniquet
Observer: Venom Vampires & BlakmothObserverNovember 4, 2022

Short-form reviews of new work by Venom Vampires and Blakmoth.

Pablo Bozzi, "Street Reign"
Pablo Bozzi, “Street Reign”ReviewsApril 27, 2022

Rising italo-body producer Pablo Bozzi adds some goa sounds to his already potent mix.

Replicas: Body 11, "Youth"
Replicas: Body 11, “Youth”Replicas, ReviewsSeptember 17, 2013

Our feature on reissues turns its gaze to a recently unearthed collection of songs from an obscure German EBM project.

Replicas: The Birthday Massacre, "Imagica"
Replicas: The Birthday Massacre, “Imagica”Replicas, ReviewsJuly 27, 2016

The Birthday Massacre’s earliest demos are re-released, bringing the roots of their pop-darkwave sound into clearer focus.

The Bellwether Syndicate - Vestige & Vigil
The Bellwether Syndicate, “Vestige & Vigil”ReviewsMay 17, 2023

Goth rock veterans The Bellwether Syndicate take a grand tour of styles past and usher them into the present.

The Blood Of Others, "I Used To Think Everything Was Beautiful"
The Blood Of Others, “I Used To Think Everything Was Beautiful”ReviewsSeptember 20, 2016

Apocalyptic themes and contemplative sounds mark the debut from The Blood Of Others.

The Break Up, "Synthesis"
The Break Up, “Synthesis”ReviewsMarch 7, 2012

The electropop group trade on strong songwriting on their charming debut for Metropolis.

The Pitch: Babyland, "You Suck Crap"
The Pitch: Babyland, “You Suck Crap”Reviews, The PitchNovember 8, 2013

We introduce a new contributor to ID:UD by way of some discussion of Babyland’s 1992 debut.

Cabaret Voltaire, "Shadow of Fear"
Cabaret Voltaire, “Shadow of Fear”ReviewsNovember 25, 2020

A solo instanciation of Cabaret Voltaire by Richard H Kirk does have some nods to the band’s vast catalogue.

Cardinal Noire, "Deluge"
Cardinal Noire, “Deluge”ReviewsFebruary 2, 2018

Finnish duo Cardinal Noire bring energy and movement to “Vancouver School” electro-industrial on their sophomore LP.

Cardinal Noire, self-titled
Cardinal Noire, self-titledReviewsFebruary 25, 2015

Cardinal Noire’s debut is a fantastic piece of classic electro-industrial, tackling the original masters of the genre head-on.

Carter Tutti Void, "Transverse"
Carter Tutti Void, “Transverse”ReviewsApril 3, 2012

This live recording from Mute’s Short Circuit festival captures a remarkable performance from Chris & Cosey and Factory’s Floor’s Nik Void.

Caustic, "American Carrion"
Caustic, “American Carrion”ReviewsJanuary 5, 2018

Caustic offers 2018 its first pissed-off riposte.

Caustic, "Hustle and Mate"
Caustic, “Hustle and Mate”ReviewsJanuary 29, 2019

American cult industrial project Caustic speaks to some of his influences on an interstitial release.

Caustic, "Industrial Music"
Caustic, “Industrial Music”ReviewsNovember 10, 2015

A moody and violent refinement of Caustic’s sound awaits listeners of Industrial Music.

Caustic, "The Man Who Couldn't Stop"
Caustic, “The Man Who Couldn’t Stop”ReviewsOctober 10, 2012

Caustic doubles-down on the studio polish of last year’s outing, and field tests a wide range of sounds in rapid succession over the course of a mammoth LP.

Celldöd, "Mekaniskt Gränsland"
Celldöd, “Mekaniskt Gränsland”ReviewsNovember 18, 2015

Celldöd’s second release in 2015 is a tougher and more succinct hybrid of techno minimalism and EBM.

Celldöd, "Pulsdisco"
Celldöd, “Pulsdisco”ReviewsFebruary 11, 2015

Anders Karllson of the Pain Machinery explores some minimal and hypnotic techno-body sounds with his Celldöd project.

Cenotype, "The Hour Before"
Cenotype, “The Hour Before”ReviewsMay 30, 2012

The new EP from New Jersey’s Cenotype is a complete package, both musically and physically.

Cervello Elettronico, "Anima Meccanica"
Cervello Elettronico, “Anima Meccanica”ReviewsOctober 23, 2013

The first album for Hands from the rhythmic electro project is a spookier, more foreboding affair.

Cervello Elettronico, "Logical Fears"
Cervello Elettronico, “Logical Fears”ReviewsJanuary 31, 2017

The fifth Cervello Elettronico LP is single-minded in its focus on mechanical rhythms.

Child Of Night - The Walls At Dawn
Child Of Night, “The Walls At Dawn”ReviewsNovember 24, 2021

Murky production and sparse arrangements shape the darkwave melodies of Child Of Night’s new LP.

Children On Stun - Echoes
Children On Stun, “Echoes”ReviewsApril 5, 2019

Goth rock true-schoolers Children On Stun decloak off the starboard bow with a reunion EP.

Chrome Corpse, "Anything That Moves"
Chrome Corpse, “Anything That Moves”ReviewsNovember 28, 2019

Chrome Corpse solidify their body music sound on their excellent new LP.

Chrome Corpse - Helmet Mounted Display
Chrome Corpse, “Helmet Mounted Display”ReviewsNovember 17, 2020

Chrome Corpse add some new manic flair to their catchy classic EBM.

Chrysalide, "Personal Revolution"
Chrysalide, “Personal Revolution”ReviewsOctober 15, 2014

French industrialists Chrysalide get radical on their newest and possibly best album.

CIERŃ - The Emperor Rx
CIERŃ, “The Emperor Rx”ReviewsJune 21, 2022

Berlin’s CIERŃ deliver balanced and harmonic positive punk on their first full-length.

Clan Of Xymox, "Darkest Hour"
Clan Of Xymox, “Darkest Hour”ReviewsJuly 7, 2011

Ronny Moorings’ latest won’t change any opinions on contemporary Xymox material: while there are plenty of stronger entries in their catalog, the faithful should find a few of Darkest Hour‘s gloomier tracks to their liking.

Clan Of Xymox, "Days Of Black"
Clan Of Xymox, “Days Of Black”ReviewsApril 12, 2017

The latest Clan Of Xymox holds some rewards for the darkwave legends’ faithful.

Clan of Xymox, "Kindred Spirits"
Clan of Xymox, “Kindred Spirits”ReviewsOctober 23, 2012

The new Clan of Xymox covers record isn’t so much bad as wholly unnecessary, which might actually be worse.

Clan of Xymox, "Matters of Mind, Body & Soul"
Clan of Xymox, “Matters of Mind, Body & Soul”ReviewsFebruary 25, 2014

The legendary darkwave act underwhelm with another LP that falls short of their considerable talents.

Cocksure, "Be Rich"
Cocksure, “Be Rich”ReviewsSeptember 25, 2018

The third LP from Jason Novak and Chris Connelly’s Cocksure shows off a looser, groovier version of the project.

Cocksure, "Corporate Sting"
Cocksure, “Corporate Sting”ReviewsSeptember 9, 2015

Jason Novak and Chris Connelly keep momentum and rhythm as the focus of their industrial rock project’s sophomore LP.

Cocksure, "T.V.M.A.L.S.V."
Cocksure, “T.V.M.A.L.S.V.”ReviewsAugust 19, 2014

Chris Connelly and Jason Novak team-up to bring some weirdness and sleaze on the debut LP from their Cocksure project.

Coil/Nine Inch Nails, "Recoiled"
Coil/Nine Inch Nails, “Recoiled”ReviewsFebruary 6, 2014

We contemplate the recently uncovered alternate versions of Coil’s now-legendary remixes for Nine Inch Nails.

Cold Showers, "Motionless"
Cold Showers, “Motionless”ReviewsMay 29, 2019

Cold Showers’ third LP shows tremendous growth in their production and arrangement skills.

Coldkill, "Distance By Design"
Coldkill, “Distance By Design”ReviewsJune 7, 2017

The debut from Coldkill sells itself on its moody synthpop charm but has plenty more going on under the hood.

Collide, "Counting To Zero"
Collide, “Counting To Zero”ReviewsOctober 5, 2011

The latest from the darkwave studio wizards is a calm, but characteristically finely crafted listen.

Collide, "Notes from the Universe"
Collide, “Notes from the Universe”ReviewsFebruary 25, 2022

Long-running darkwave act Collide are all about the subtler pleasures on their new LP.

Comaduster, "Darker Matter"
Comaduster, “Darker Matter”ReviewsDecember 5, 2019

Comaduster’s third LP is by turns the project’s most abstract and most human.

Comaduster, "Hollow Worlds"
Comaduster, “Hollow Worlds”ReviewsJune 18, 2013

The first proper LP from Réal Cardinal is a triumph, both technically and artistically, and as an exercise in exploding genre via songcraft.

Comaduster, "Solace"
Comaduster, “Solace”ReviewsSeptember 1, 2017

The wait for the new Comaduster record pays off with a conceptually rich and musically explosive listen.

Combichrist, "We Love You"
Combichrist, “We Love You”ReviewsMarch 28, 2014

The biggest band of the last decade of industrial club music struggle in their transition into a full-fledged electro-rock act.

CONCLΔVE, self-titled
CONCLΔVE, self-titledReviewsNovember 19, 2013

The young Filipino producer goes for obscure and mysterious without layering on the darkness in his debut for Phantasma Disques.

Conformco, "controlled.altered.deleted"
Conformco, “controlled.altered.deleted”ReviewsJune 20, 2018

The new project from Sean Payne (Cyanotic) and Chris Harris (Project .44) stakes its claim to a specific vein of classic American industrial.

Constance Chlore
Constance Chlore, self-titledReviewsNovember 5, 2019

Constance Chlore’s debut is a tense yet quirky tour through synthpunk and EBM sounds.

Container 90, "Working Class League"
Container 90, “Working Class League”ReviewsJune 19, 2013

Anhalt heroes Container 90 serve up another platter of Oi!BM fun, and manage to work in some subtle new musical flourishes.

Continues, Self-Titled
Continues, Self-TitledReviewsMay 10, 2012

The exceptionally meaningful first album of “desire and drum machines” from Babyland’s Dan Gatto fulfills its promise, and more.

Controlled Collapse, "Babel"
Controlled Collapse, “Babel”ReviewsAugust 14, 2013

The Polish electro-industrial outfit trades in solid, easy to enjoy tunes on their third LP.

Corvx de Timor, "Scars Heal"
Corvx de Timor, “Scars Heal”ReviewsDecember 5, 2012

The new EP from the recently renamed project handily sums up the direction and gradient of artist Ben Arp’s witch house inspired material.

Covenant - Fieldworks Exkursion
Covenant, “Fieldworks Exkursion”ReviewsApril 10, 2019

The latest from Covenant is a radically potent EP full of musical and conceptual experimentation.

Covenant, "The Blinding Dark"
Covenant, “The Blinding Dark”ReviewsNovember 9, 2016

The veteran Swedes enter more obscure territory on their pensive, introspective new album.

Creux Lies - Goodbye Divine
Creux Lies, “Goodbye Divine”ReviewsOctober 27, 2021

Creux Lies step their game up with a weightier and deeper version of their dreamy post-punk style.

Crimes AM, "Death And Adoration"
Crimes AM, “Death And Adoration”ReviewsNovember 7, 2017

The second LP from Crimes AM takes a somber second look at the trajectory of synthwave.

Crisis Actor, "Slave New World"
Crisis Actor, “Slave New World”ReviewsApril 21, 2017

David Thrussell and Tony D’Oporto team-up for a conspiracy-minded electro record.

Cruel Diagonals - Fractured Whole
Cruel Diagonals, “Fractured Whole”ReviewsApril 5, 2023

Cruel Diagonals’ ambient/industrial manipulation of vocals yields uncanny hauntings.

Cruise [Ctrl], "...Are Not What They Seem"
Cruise [Ctrl], “…Are Not What They Seem”ReviewsOctober 3, 2012

Belgium’s Cruise [Ctrl] draw upon Twin Peaks for inspiration on their third LP, and strike a newfound balance between noise and rhythm.

Cryo, "Beyond"
Cryo, “Beyond”ReviewsOctober 31, 2011

Electro craftsman Martin Rudefelt returns with an intriguing EP rooted in the exploration of deep space.

Cryo, "Retropia"
Cryo, “Retropia”ReviewsFebruary 4, 2014

Sweden’s Cryo show off their intelligent approach to modern EBM on their third album.

Cryo - The Fall Of Man
Cryo, “The Fall Of Man”ReviewsJune 11, 2019

After a few years off, Sweden’s Cryo resume their journey into the moodier corners of electro.

Cryounit - Paradox
Cryounit, “Paradox”ReviewsAugust 13, 2019

A relaxing and tasteful second LP from Cryounit brings together downtempo and melodic electro-industrial.

Crystal Geometry - Distressing Visions
Crystal Geometry, “Distressing Visions”ReviewsSeptember 21, 2021

Lightning strikes twice for Crystal Geometry with another LP of inspired and varied TBM.

Crystal Geometry - I Stare Into Darkness
Crystal Geometry, “I Stare Into Darkness”ReviewsMay 10, 2022

The third record in as many years from Crystal Geometry underscores Maxime Fabre’s talents at working metal elements into TBM production.

Cubanate, "Brutalism"
Cubanate, “Brutalism”ReviewsMay 17, 2017

A remastered compilation of songs from Cubanate’s first three LPs is a testament to their lasting impact.

Cubanate, "Kolossus"
Cubanate, “Kolossus”ReviewsJune 12, 2019

Cubanate wrathfully return with their first new release in two decades.

Curses - Incardine
Curses, “Incardine”ReviewsMarch 23, 2022

Curses maintains his control of cinematic body music while reaching out into goth and post-punk territory on his new LP.

Cute Heels, "Spiritual"
Cute Heels, “Spiritual”ReviewsAugust 20, 2014

Dark Entries issues an LP from the Belgian techno and body music project that has a distinctly different take on older genre sounds.

Cyan ID - Silent Past Wounds
Cyan ID, “Silent Past Wounds”ReviewsOctober 4, 2022

Hypnotic body music pulses set Cyan ID’s new full-length apart from the current TBM crop.

Cyanotic, "MedPack Vol. 1"
Cyanotic, “MedPack Vol. 1”ReviewsJanuary 17, 2012

The American coldwave band’s new EP strikes out in a new direction, showcasing their talents in more downtempo regions.

Cyanotic, "Tech Noir"
Cyanotic, “Tech Noir”ReviewsOctober 4, 2017

Cyanotic’s fourth LP drapes an old school sound in new school programming and production.

Cyanotic, "The Trigger Effect"
Cyanotic, “The Trigger Effect”ReviewsSeptember 24, 2019

Cyanotic’s new record maintains the trajectory of their efficient industrial-rock sound.

Cyborgs on Crack, "Industrial Polka Classics"
Cyborgs on Crack, “Industrial Polka Classics”ReviewsMay 25, 2016

The Croation project makes weird, post-industrial music influenced by Severed Heads and Psychic TV, but possessed of its own brand of eccentricity.

Cygnets, "Alone/Together"
Cygnets, “Alone/Together”ReviewsSeptember 28, 2016

Edmonton’s Cygnets continue their run of archly melodramatic synthpop/new wave LPs on their second release for Negative Gain.

Cygnets, "Isolator"
Cygnets, “Isolator”ReviewsJuly 16, 2014

Cygnets offer glammy synthrock with some nice post-punk moves and plenty of drama.

Cygnets, "Sleepwalkers"
Cygnets, “Sleepwalkers”ReviewsNovember 19, 2014

Edmonton’s new romantic synthpoppers Cygnets make good on their momentum with a new LP of dancefloor oriented numbers.

Cygnets - Swansongs
Cygnets, “Swansongs”ReviewsMarch 24, 2021

Cygnets put a capstone on their impassioned discography with a closing suite of glammy, gothy, new wave stormers.

End To End: Comaduster, "Winter Eyes"
End To End: Comaduster, “Winter Eyes”End to End, ReviewsMay 28, 2013

Comaduster gives us the first glimpse of his long-awaited forthcoming LP on Tympanik.

End to End: Cryo, "In Your Eyes"
End to End: Cryo, “In Your Eyes”End to End, ReviewsOctober 1, 2013

We pick through the new single by the Swedish interstellar EBM project.

Henric de la Cour, "Gimme Daggers"
Henric de la Cour, “Gimme Daggers”ReviewsSeptember 19, 2018

Henric de la Cour’s third LP as a solo artist sounds like a struggle.

In Conversation: Chrysalide, "Don't Be Scared, It's About Life"
In Conversation: Chrysalide, “Don’t Be Scared, It’s About Life”In Conversation, ReviewsAugust 23, 2012

The senior staff likes to talk about records in a looser format from time to time, and Chrysalide’s recent exercise in anger (mis)management seemed like a perfect subject.

In Conversation: Covenant, "Leaving Babylon"
In Conversation: Covenant, “Leaving Babylon”In Conversation, ReviewsSeptember 12, 2013

The senior staff, both longtime Covenant fans, discuss the merits of the Swedish act’s latest opus.

In Conversation: Covenant, "Northern Light"
In Conversation: Covenant, “Northern Light”In Conversation, ReviewsOctober 11, 2012

A decade after its release, we reflect on Covenant’s immaculately produced bid for crossover success, revisit its club hits, and try to frame it within the band’s overall body of work.

Jérôme Chassagnard, "Sea"
Jérôme Chassagnard, “Sea”ReviewsJuly 24, 2018

French producer Jérôme Chassagnard looks to the oceans for inspiration on his latest release.

Marching Dynamics & Cervello Elettronico, "Shutter and Cross Yourself/Animalism"
Marching Dynamics & Cervello Elettronico, “Shutter and Cross Yourself/Animalism”ReviewsFebruary 5, 2014

The new split from Marching Dynamics and Cervello Elettronico serves up originals and remixes, giving an efficient snapshot of where each of these instrumental projects is at.

Observer: Cardinal Noire & Bonini Bulga
Observer: Cardinal Noire & Bonini BulgaObserverJune 12, 2020

Capsule reviews of new releases by Cardinal Noire and Bonini Bulga

Observer: Caustic & Ascending
Observer: Caustic & AscendingObserverDecember 4, 2020

Capsule reviews from Caustic and Ascending.

Hyperlacrimae - Yoga Darśana
Observer: Caustic Grip & HyperlacrimaeObserver, ReviewsMay 29, 2020

Short form reviews of new work from Caustic Grip and Hyperlacrimae.

Observer: Cellar Graves & Razorback Hollow
Observer: Cellar Graves & Razorback HollowObserverSeptember 6, 2018

Capsule reviews of new EPs by Cellar Graves and Razorback Hollow (Glass Apple Bonzai).

Pitch After Dark
Observer: Choke Chain & Pitch After DarkObserverJuly 24, 2020

Short form discussion of the debuts of Choke Chain and Pitch After Dark.

Chrome Corpse - Gun Spit
Observer: Chrome Corpse & Batch IDObserverMarch 1, 2019

Capsule reviews of short new releases by Chrome Corpse and Batch ID.

Observer: Cold Showers & Phase Fatale
Observer: Cold Showers & Phase FataleObserver, ReviewsJune 17, 2022

Short-form reviews of new work from Cold Showers and Phase Fatale.

Anti-Yo - La Formula
Observer: Confines & Anti-YoObserverDecember 10, 2021

Thoughts on new EPs by Confines and Anti-Yo.

Observer: Controlled Process & Choke Chain
Observer: Controlled Process & Choke ChainObserver, ReviewsFebruary 12, 2021

Capsule reviews of new releases by Controlled Process and Choke Chain

Observer: Cretin Dilettante & Dead Husband
Observer: Cretin Dilettante & Dead HusbandObserverNovember 23, 2018

Short form reviews of releases from Dead Husband and Cretin Dilletante.

Observer: Cult of Alia & ATT Corp
Observer: Cult of Alia & ATT CorpObserver, ReviewsJuly 16, 2021

Thoughts on new releases by Cult of Alia & ATT Corp.

Observer: Ćyan ID & Garden Of Beleth
Observer: Ćyan ID & Garden Of BelethObserver, ReviewsFebruary 4, 2022

Short-form reviews of new records by Ćyan ID and Garden Of Beleth.

Observer: Ćyan ID & grabyourface
Observer: Ćyan ID & grabyourfaceObserverDecember 11, 2020

Capsule reviews of new releases by Ćyan ID and grabyourface.

Observer: Devikorps & Corx
Observer: Devikorps & CorxObserverOctober 22, 2021

Capsule reviews of new work from Devikorps and Corvx.

Observer: Mind | Matter & Crystal Geometry
Observer: Mind | Matter & Crystal GeometryObserverNovember 8, 2019

Capsule reviews of two French techno-industrial releases.

Observer: The Hearses & Cruel Diagonals
Observer: The Hearses & Cruel DiagonalsObserverSeptember 3, 2021

Short-form thoughts on new records by Thee Hearses and Cruel Diagonals.

Observer: Trellick & Jérôme Chassagnard
Observer: Trellick & Jérôme ChassagnardObserverNovember 5, 2021

Brief reviews of new works by Trellick and Jérôme Chassagnard.

Unconscious & HKKPTR
Observer: Unconscious/HKKPTR & CrudmouthObserver, ReviewsAugust 24, 2018

Capsule reviews of a split by Unconscious & HKKPTR and the debut EP from Crudmouth (Volt 9000 and The Gothsicles).

Observer: Wilshire Corridor & Cruel Diagonals
Observer: Wilshire Corridor & Cruel DiagonalsObserverJanuary 18, 2019

Short form reviews of new work by Wilshire Corridor and Cruel Diagonals.

Randal Collier-Ford - Advent
Randal Collier-Ford, “Advent”ReviewsDecember 1, 2020

The latest from producer Randal Collier-Ford showcases his seamless integration of neo-classical and acoustic elements into dark ambient.

Randal Collier-Ford, "Promethean"
Randal Collier-Ford, “Promethean”ReviewsOctober 25, 2017

Acoustic instrumentation broadens the reach of dark ambient auteur Randal Collier-Ford.

Randal Collier-Ford, "गोड्स आवर नेवर स्लीप"
Randal Collier-Ford, “गोड्स आवर नेवर स्लीप”ReviewsOctober 7, 2014

Dark ambient up-and-comer experiments with droning minimalism.

Replicas: Caustic, "Yo Soy En Fuego"
Replicas: Caustic, “Yo Soy En Fuego”ReplicasJuly 30, 2014

The 10th anniversary re-release of Matt Fanale’s debut illustrates how far the cult industrial artist has come.

Coil + Zos Kia + Marc Almond, "How To Destroy Angels"
Replicas: Coil + Zos Kia + Marc Almond, “How To Destroy Angels”ReplicasSeptember 26, 2018

The early and extreme experimentation of John Balance and Zos Kia is unearthed, buoyed by Marc Almond’s charisma.

Corpus Delicti - Rarities
Replicas: Corpus Delicti, “Rarities”ReplicasMarch 25, 2020

Classic French goth rock act Corpus Delicti mark their reactivation with a release of archival material.

Replicas: Cyberaktif, "Tenebrae Vision"
Replicas: Cyberaktif, “Tenebrae Vision”Replicas, ReviewsJuly 18, 2018

A new 2CD/digital reissue from Artoffact helps contextualize the early 90s industrial supergroup.

Replicas: The Cure, "Mixed Up / Torn Down"
Replicas: The Cure, “Mixed Up / Torn Down”Replicas, ReviewsJuly 11, 2018

The gargantuan three disc reissue of The Cure’s “Mixed Up” imitates the pop excess of the band, even if it can’t hope to circumscribe it.

Autoclav1.1/Displacer, "Spacetime"
Autoclav1.1/Displacer, “Spacetime”ReviewsAugust 16, 2017

Autoclav1.1 and Displacer explore space and time on their new split release of technoid IDM.

D/SIR - All That Was Left
D/SIR, “All That Was Left”ReviewsJuly 9, 2019

D/SIR take their post-witchouse atmospheres in a surprisingly melodic and approachable direction.

D/SIR, "Wilde's Crown"
D/SIR, “Wilde’s Crown”ReviewsFebruary 3, 2016

D/SIR do post-witch house music well, and hint at even larger possibilities on their latest release.

Dame Area, "Ondas Tribales"
Dame Area, “Ondas Tribales”ReviewsApril 20, 2021

Spanish duo put percussion before all on their synthpunky compositions.

DarkDriveClinic, "Noise In My Head"
DarkDriveClinic, “Noise In My Head”ReviewsDecember 6, 2011

Legendary producer John Fryer releases his first album of original material, marked by a richness of sound which proves both a blessing and a curse.

Dead When I Found Her, "Eyes on Backwards"
Dead When I Found Her, “Eyes on Backwards”ReviewsNovember 15, 2016

Dead When I Found Her’s fourth LP is the project’s most abrasive effort, but still showcases Michael Arthur Holloway’s yen for exquisitely sculpted electro-industrial.

Dead When I Found Her, "Rag Doll Blues"
Dead When I Found Her, “Rag Doll Blues”ReviewsOctober 9, 2012

The sophomore album from Portland’s Dead When I Found Her has the same skeleton as their Puppy inspired debut, with a pop heart beating inside it.

Deadly Injection - Zombified
Deadly Injection, “Zombified”ReviewsFebruary 17, 2021

On their second LP, German dark electro act Deadly Injection incur a debt to their influences which can’t be paid off.

Decoded Feedback, "disKonnekt"
Decoded Feedback, “disKonnekt”ReviewsJune 28, 2012

The new album from Canada’s Decoded Feedback does little in the way of breaking new ground, while still offering up something for the electro-industrial faithful.

Defrag, "Drown"
Defrag, “Drown”ReviewsOctober 2, 2014

Jeff Dodson applies his skills in sound design to create ornate electronic music that retains feeling and accessibility despite it’s complexity.

defrag, "Float"
defrag, “Float”ReviewsMarch 1, 2022

defrag returns with their signature blend of technoid sound design and emotive songs.

Defrag, "Lost Lands EP"
Defrag, “Lost Lands EP”ReviewsJanuary 14, 2015

Technoid producer Jeff Dodson invests this brief release with cachet that goes beyond its musical content.

Deine Lakaein - Dual
Deine Lakaien, “Dual”ReviewsApril 27, 2021

Deine Lakaein’s new double record of covers and originals inspired by the former frames their magisterial darkwave both in and out of history.

Dernière Volonté, "Prie Pour Moi"
Dernière Volonté, “Prie Pour Moi”ReviewsMarch 22, 2016

French neo-folk gone electropop act Dernière Volonté leans hard on their established sound on this new LP.

Designer Violence - We Gave Peace A Chance
Designer Violence, “We Gave Peace A Chance”ReviewsFebruary 24, 2023

A righteously venomous record from Dutch up-and-comers Designer Violence works some goth and metal touches into their lo-fi post-industrial style.

Diaphane, "Lifeforms"
Diaphane, “Lifeforms”ReviewsOctober 4, 2013

The second album from Ab Ovo’s Régis Baillet evokes shapes and motions through careful composition and sound design.

Die Krupps, "The Machinists of Joy"
Die Krupps, “The Machinists of Joy”ReviewsNovember 27, 2013

Returning with their first LP of all new material in 16 years, Die Krupps sound exactly as you would expect them to… in a positive way.

Die Krupps, "V - Metal Machine Music"
Die Krupps, “V – Metal Machine Music”ReviewsOctober 6, 2015

Die Krupps return firmly to their electronic metal sound with a slight stylistic twist.

Die Sektor, "(​-​)​existence"
Die Sektor, “(​-​)​existence”ReviewsDecember 11, 2013

Atlanta’s Die Sektor close off a trilogy of experimental aggrotech albums with a corker.

Die Sektor - Death My Darling
Die Sektor, “Death My Darling”ReviewsJune 19, 2019

After six years, Die Sektor re-emerge with an electro-industrial album with summarizes and expands on their previous experimentation.

Die Sektor, "The Final Electro Solution"
Die Sektor, “The Final Electro Solution”ReviewsOctober 16, 2012

The third album from the Atlanta based group hinges on a mix of dubstep and dark electro sounds.

Die Selektion, "Deine Stimme Ist Der Ursprung Jeglicher Gewalt"
Die Selektion, “Deine Stimme Ist Der Ursprung Jeglicher Gewalt”ReviewsJuly 5, 2017

Die Selektion break their long absence with a strikingly smooth and polished take on their electro-heavy coldwave sound.

Diesein, "Songs About Sally"
Diesein, “Songs About Sally”ReviewsOctober 24, 2018

Laslo Antal of Sixth June injects some neon warmth into melancholia with his Diesein project’s debut.

Digital Geist, "R.O.T.O.R. Rewired"
Digital Geist, “R.O.T.O.R. Rewired”ReviewsJuly 12, 2016

Industrial techno project Digital Geist takes on rescoring a classic of 80s trash cinema, with engaging results.

DIN, "Real Dirt"
DIN, “Real Dirt”ReviewsJanuary 10, 2018

Josie and Greg Vand’s debut LP as DIN is hypnotic and occasionally psychedelic synth music.

dISHARMONY, "Fragments of Time"
dISHARMONY, “Fragments of Time”ReviewsDecember 21, 2016

Slovakian industrialists dISHARMONY explore the middle ground between IDM and dark electro on their new LP.

Disharmony, "Room 78"
Disharmony, “Room 78”ReviewsApril 9, 2013

The Slovakian duo use some unconventional and thoughtful tactics to bridge electro-industrial and IDM.

Diskonnekted, "Hotel Existence"
Diskonnekted, “Hotel Existence”ReviewsAugust 29, 2012

The diverse Belgian act plays with adding new developments in low-end into their already broad palette.

Displacer & Nimon, "House of the Dying Sun"
Displacer & Nimon, “House of the Dying Sun”ReviewsMarch 11, 2014

Two noted artists from the IDM end of Our Thing collaborate on a smooth and shoegazey release for Hymen records.

Displacer, "Electric Dreams"
Displacer, “Electric Dreams”ReviewsDecember 2, 2014

A slightly more aggressive release from Michael Morton, but still within the moody downtempo world Displacer is known for.

Displacer, "Foundation"
Displacer, “Foundation”ReviewsNovember 1, 2012

The first Hymen release for the Toronto IDM project immerses the listener in warm, attentively composed sound.

Displacer, "The Face You Deserve"
Displacer, “The Face You Deserve”ReviewsOctober 24, 2017

The latest full length from Displacer speaks to the broad ideas and strong aesthetic of the IDM-Technoid project.

Distorted Memory, "Temple of the Black Star"
Distorted Memory, “Temple of the Black Star”ReviewsAugust 17, 2012

The new remix single by Winnipeg’s Distorted Memory inverts expectations, providing a document of an emerging aesthetic as it does so.

Distorted Memory, "The Eternal Return"
Distorted Memory, “The Eternal Return”ReviewsJune 28, 2013

Distorted Memory are back from their sojourn in occult territory, both informed by their travels and returning to their roots.

Distortion Six - Norze
Distortion Six, “Norze”ReviewsOctober 29, 2019

The classic power noise formula is taken up by Distortion Six on their new Nordic-themed LP.

Dive, "Underneath"
Dive, “Underneath”ReviewsApril 26, 2017

Dirk Ivens returns to the storied Dive project, casting one look back at his long-standing legacy and another at the future of dark electronics.

DJM|REX, “EP2”ReviewsJuly 22, 2015

The second all too brief EP of vocal IDM from Douglas McCarthy and Cyrusrex carries on with the warmth and listenability of it’s predecessor.

DJMREX, “EP1”ReviewsJanuary 8, 2014

The debut from Douglas McCarthy’s new project is as heady and complex as it is warm and inviting.

Dødsmaskin, "Fiende"
Dødsmaskin, “Fiende”ReviewsApril 11, 2018

Bitter and churning death industrial holds sway on Dødsmaskin’s new LP.

Donzii - Fishbowl
Donzii, “Fishbowl”ReviewsApril 12, 2023

Florida’s Donzii blend no wave, proto-goth, funk, and electronics into an intoxicating first LP.

Double Echo - ☾
Double Echo, “☾”ReviewsJuly 7, 2021

Lunar title aside, the new LP from Double Echo finds the darkwave trio taking a brighter turn.

Double Echo, "Ancient Youth"
Double Echo, “Ancient Youth”ReviewsJuly 5, 2016

Liverpool’s Double Echo are on a roll with a new EP of wound-up and occasionally frenzied goth rock.

Double Echo - Burning In Blue
Double Echo, “Burning In Blue”ReviewsFebruary 21, 2020

Double Echo bring all of their dreamy darkwave stylings to bear on a rich and rewarding LP.

Download, "Lingam"
Download, “Lingam”ReviewsJune 21, 2013

cEvin Key and Phil Western return with a new album of sprightly analogue IDM and techno, as weirdly listenable as it is spacey and inscrutable.

Download - Unknown Room
Download, “Unknown Room”ReviewsMarch 13, 2019

Potentially Download’s final LP, “Unknown Room” carries on the bubbling IDM experimentation which came to define the Key/Western era of the project.

Drab Majesty, "The Demonstration"
Drab Majesty, “The Demonstration”ReviewsFebruary 1, 2017

Drab Majesty’s sophomore record delivers an excellent clutch of goth pop tunes.

Dread, "In Dub"
Dread, “In Dub”ReviewsMay 3, 2017

The new dub project of Brian Williams (Lustmord) heads to the subtler side of low end.

Dryft, "The Blur Vent"
Dryft, “The Blur Vent”ReviewsJuly 9, 2014

Mike Cadoo’s latest collection under the Dryft moniker speaks to many of the different musical avenues he has pursued, from industrial to shoegaze to IDM.

DSX, "Soviet Synthesizer"
DSX, “Soviet Synthesizer”ReviewsJune 1, 2018

Dejan Samardzic’s DSX project returns with a mini-album both of the time and of his EBM lineage.

Dubcon, "Martian Dub Beacon"
Dubcon, “Martian Dub Beacon”ReviewsJanuary 19, 2016

cEvin Key and Ryan Moore return for a more mellow dub trip on their second LP.

Dubcon, "U.F.O. Pon Di Gully Side"
Dubcon, “U.F.O. Pon Di Gully Side”ReviewsOctober 29, 2013

The Dubcon record offers a dark fusion of the distinct dub styles of cEvin Key and Ryan Moore.

Dune Messiah, "Moments of Bliss"
Dune Messiah, “Moments of Bliss”ReviewsMay 7, 2019

The sophomore LP from the Danish folk-noir performer signposts his musical development.

End To End: DarkDriveClinic, "Noise In My Head reMix Album Part 1"
End To End: DarkDriveClinic, “Noise In My Head reMix Album Part 1”End to End, ReviewsSeptember 28, 2012

A by-donation clutch of remixes gives some of DarkDriveClinic’s richly produced tracks some breathing room and club opportunities.

End to End: Diskonnekted, "Yesteryears"
End to End: Diskonnekted, “Yesteryears”End to End, ReviewsSeptember 24, 2013

Diskonnekted follow up on their ambitious 2012 LP Hotel Existence with a remix EP that’s just as varied. Here’s the play-by-play…

Gabi Delgado, "1"
Gabi Delgado, “1”ReviewsApril 15, 2014

The new album from the legendary DAF vocalist speaks to some of his legacy while studiously avoiding trying to replicate past successes.

Henric de la Cour, "Henric de la Cour"
Henric de la Cour, “Henric de la Cour”ReviewsNovember 4, 2011

The solo debut of the Yvonne and Strip Music singer is a gem in the current renaissance of wave music.

Henric De La Cour, "Mandrills"
Henric De La Cour, “Mandrills”ReviewsSeptember 18, 2013

Henric De La Cour’s second solo record eschews the excesses of its predecessor, instead walking some deft pop tightropes.

In Conversation: Dead When I Found Her, "All The Way Down"
In Conversation: Dead When I Found Her, “All The Way Down”In ConversationNovember 25, 2015

Bruce and Alex discuss the new Dead When I Found Her record’s gentler deconstruction of electro-industrial tropes.

Observer: Cretin Dilettante & Dead Husband
Observer: Cretin Dilettante & Dead HusbandObserverNovember 23, 2018

Short form reviews of releases from Dead Husband and Cretin Dilletante.

XLV - Possessioner
Observer: daddybear & XLVObserverJune 26, 2020

Short form reviews of new work from daddybear and XLV.

Deeper Graves - The Colossal Sleep
Observer: Deeper Graves & Her Noise is ViolenceObserverFebruary 11, 2022

Capsule reviews of new releases by Deeper Graves and Her Noise is Violence.

Observer: Devikorps & Corx
Observer: Devikorps & CorxObserverOctober 22, 2021

Capsule reviews of new work from Devikorps and Corvx.

Devoted Cleric - Pious Spirit
Observer: Devoted Cleric & Richard HaigObserverApril 29, 2022

Capsule reviews of releases by Devoted Cleric and Richard Haig.

Observer: Distortion Six & Crying Skies
Observer: Distortion Six & Crying SkiesObserverNovember 2, 2018

Capsule reviews of releases by Distortion Six and Crying Skies.

Observer: Pod Blotz & Deadframe
Observer: Pod Blotz & DeadframeObserver, ReviewsJune 15, 2018

Capsule reviews to finish out the week, with Pod Blotz and Deadframe.

Den Sorte Død
Observer: Randolph & Mortimer and Den Sorte DødObserver, ReviewsMarch 26, 2021

Short form reviews of new work from Randolph & Mortimer and Den Sorte Død.

Observer: Unconscious & Downwell
Observer: Unconscious & DownwellObserverNovember 1, 2019

Thoughts on two new techno-EBM releases from Unconscious and Downwell.

Replicas: D.H.I., "Machine Altar Transmission" & "Pressures Collide"
Replicas: D.H.I., “Machine Altar Transmission” & “Pressures Collide”ReplicasNovember 21, 2019

The cult Canadian 90s industrial act re-release their catalogue via Bandcamp.

Replicas: Doubting Thomas, "The Infidel"
Replicas: Doubting Thomas, “The Infidel”Replicas, ReviewsMarch 5, 2013

In a new column, we run down the specific merits of newly reissued releases, starting with Doubting Thomas, a famed offshoot of Skinny Puppy.

Sally Dige, "Holding On"
Sally Dige, “Holding On”ReviewsSeptember 20, 2017

The sophomore album from the Danish-Canadian producer/performer is exacting, precise and musical.

The Danse Society, "Change Of Skin"
The Danse Society, “Change Of Skin”ReviewsAugust 30, 2011

As a modern goth record, Change Of Skin is perfectly decent. As a reunion LP released under the Danse Society name, it’s utterly bizarre.

The Devil & The Universe, "Endgame 69"
The Devil & The Universe, “Endgame 69”ReviewsJuly 24, 2019

Austrian darkwavers The Devil & The Universe invoke the dark side of the Summer of Love on their new LP.

The Devil & the Universe, "GOATopia"
The Devil & the Universe, “GOATopia”ReviewsFebruary 1, 2022

a+w mainstays The Devil & The Universe are back with more hedonistic jams for your pagan rave. 

Xarah Dion, "Plein Nord"
Xarah Dion, “Plein Nord”ReviewsJuly 10, 2019

Montreal’s Xarah Dion levels up on her substantial new darkwave album.

E.S.A., "Themes Of Carnal Empowerment Part 1: Lust"
E.S.A., “Themes Of Carnal Empowerment Part 1: Lust”ReviewsMarch 20, 2012

The first of two E.S.A. releases in 2012 finds Jamie Blacker using orchestrated rhythmic noise to comment on the lusty aspects of the human condition.

Echoberyl, "Mother Solitude and Other Dark Tales"
Echoberyl, “Mother Solitude and Other Dark Tales”ReviewsNovember 2, 2021

The sophomore LP from Parisian darkwavers Echoberyl is uneven but not without charm.

Ecstasphere, "Transgressions: Documenting Decay"
Ecstasphere, “Transgressions: Documenting Decay”ReviewsJanuary 23, 2018

The third record from Ecstasphere modifies the classic rhythmic noise template with welcome additions from outside the world of noise.

Ego Likeness, "When the Wolves Return"
Ego Likeness, “When the Wolves Return”ReviewsJuly 14, 2015

American Darkwave act Ego Likeness put their best on display on their latest album for Metropolis Records.

Egoprisme, "Among Noise"
Egoprisme, “Among Noise”ReviewsFebruary 7, 2018

The debut LP from the French darkwave act finds a healthy balance between the genre’s stylistic modes.

Einstürzende Neubauten, "Lament"
Einstürzende Neubauten, “Lament”ReviewsNovember 13, 2014

Einstürzende Neubauten revisit the scale and horror of the Great war through the lenses of their own aesthetic and war-time compositions.

Eisbrecher, "Zehn Jahre Kalt"
Eisbrecher, “Zehn Jahre Kalt”ReviewsApril 8, 2014

Eisbrecher’s odds and sods comp for the North American market has utility in introducing new ears to the Neue Deutsche Härte band.

Eisenfunk, "Pentafunk"
Eisenfunk, “Pentafunk”ReviewsAugust 15, 2011

The new album of bouncy industrial-rave from the Bavarian trio is short on substance, long on anthems for people to dance to on Youtube.

Elm, "Hardline"
Elm, “Hardline”ReviewsMay 26, 2016

Restricted Area’s Peter Elm launches a new project which puts a slight spin on his trad-EBM sounds.

Encephalon - Echoes
Encephalon, “Echoes”ReviewsJune 10, 2022

Ottawa’s electro-industrial mainstays explode themselves on their meta-textually rich fourth LP.

Encephalon, "Psychogenesis"
Encephalon, “Psychogenesis”ReviewsApril 29, 2015

Encephalon double-down on their sophomore release, opting for even more ornate structures and themes.

Encephalon, "The Transhuman Condition"
Encephalon, “The Transhuman Condition”ReviewsNovember 9, 2011

Ottawa’s electro-industrial trio Encephalon deliver a debut album of surprising depth and complexity.

Encephalon, "We Only Love You When You're Dead"
Encephalon, “We Only Love You When You’re Dead”ReviewsOctober 13, 2017

Ottawa’s Encephalon return with an electro-industrial rock opera about celebrity, death and rebirth.

EntreMentiras, self-titledReviewsJune 24, 2020

EntreMentiras’ brisk and melodic debut brings synthpunk, minimal wave, EBM, and synthpop into furious harmony.

Erode, "Horizon"
Erode, “Horizon”ReviewsAugust 26, 2011

Debut IDM LP from German metaller Alexander Dietz offers some pleasant changes of pace.

ESA - Burial 10
ESA, “Burial 10”ReviewsFebruary 11, 2020

ESA continues to bring primeval rage and near-flawless technical execution to powernoise on “Burial 10”.

ESA, "Designer Carnage"
ESA, “Designer Carnage”ReviewsFebruary 15, 2022

Jamie Blacker adds so many different sounds and ideas to his already complex and potent rhythmic noise.

ESA, "That Beast"
ESA, “That Beast”ReviewsMarch 13, 2018

The new album from Jamie Blacker’s ESA is more ferocious and also more thoughtful than ever before.

ESA, "Themes Of Carnal Empowerment Pt 2: Deceit"
ESA, “Themes Of Carnal Empowerment Pt 2: Deceit”ReviewsJuly 3, 2013

The second of the British artist’s concept albums about the darker elements of the human sexual experience rewards investment and reflection from the committed listener.

ESA, "Themes of Carnal Empowerment Pt.3: Penance"
ESA, “Themes of Carnal Empowerment Pt.3: Penance”ReviewsSeptember 17, 2015

The third installment of Jamie Blacker’s lust-themed albums further explores his intersection of composition and rhythmic noise.

Espermachine, "This Dying Life"
Espermachine, “This Dying Life”ReviewsJuly 17, 2012

The debut for Tom Shear’s 23db Records takes a while to catch on, but has charms beyond its more apparent influences.

Everything Goes Cold, "The Tyrant Sun" EP
Everything Goes Cold, “The Tyrant Sun” EPReviewsMarch 2, 2012

The Californian outfit takes a darker turn on their new EP of originals and remixes.

Ex_Tension, "Le Seuil De Tolérance"
Ex_Tension, “Le Seuil De Tolérance”ReviewsMarch 7, 2013

Ex_Tension make some subtle structural shifts in the presentation of their ambient/noise hybrid.

Eye Steal, "Burning Out"
Eye Steal, “Burning Out”ReviewsJuly 19, 2017

Toronto’s Eye Steal cram a lot of drama and grit into their debut for Negative Gain Productions.

In Conversation: Everything Goes Cold "Black Out the Sun"
In Conversation: Everything Goes Cold “Black Out the Sun”In ConversationJuly 10, 2014

The Senior Staff discusses thematics and the implied narratives contained within the new album from industrial rock project Everything Goes Cold.

Executioner's Mask - Winterlong: The Remixes - Volume 2
Observer: Leere Städte & Executioner’s MaskObserver, ReviewsSeptember 2, 2022

Shorter thoughts on new releases by Leere Städte (Die Selektion) and Executioner’s Mask.

Empusase - Præter
Observer: Empusae & SierraObserver, ReviewsJanuary 21, 2022

Capsule reviews of releases by Empusae and Sierra.

Ex-Heir - Body Scam
Observer: GBxCL and Ex-HeirObserverOctober 28, 2022

Thoughts on new EPs by GBxCL and Ex-Heir.

Observer: Joel Eel + Randolph & Mortimer
Observer: Joel Eel + Randolph & MortimerObserverSeptember 14, 2018

Capsule reviews of new releases by Joel Eel and Randolph & Mortimer.

Perc & Einstürzende Neubauten, "Interpretations"
Perc & Einstürzende Neubauten, “Interpretations”ReviewsOctober 16, 2013

The collaboration between the noted techno artist and the industrial godfathers provides new perspectives on both their works.

The Exploding Boy, "Four"
The Exploding Boy, “Four”ReviewsNovember 6, 2013

The Swedish post-punk quartet wear their influences loud and proud in a largely successful crossover effort.

The Exploding Boy, "The Black Album"
The Exploding Boy, “The Black Album”ReviewsNovember 8, 2011

Swedish post-punks come into their own on their third LP, a refreshingly bright and melodic record.

The Pitch: Evils Toy, "XTC Implant"
The Pitch: Evils Toy, “XTC Implant”The PitchFebruary 2, 2016

Evils Toy’s 1996 album “XTC Implant” gets pitched on its merits as vintage dark electro.

End to End: FGFC820, "Defense Condition 2" EP
End to End: FGFC820, “Defense Condition 2” EPEnd to EndNovember 23, 2011

We have a listen to each track of FGFC820’s new remix EP of militaristic harsh EBM.

Fearing - Shadow
Fearing, “Shadow”ReviewsApril 28, 2020

Oakland’s Fearing offer a slightly dreamy take on dark post-punk with varying results.

FGFC820, "Homeland Insecurity"
FGFC820, “Homeland Insecurity”ReviewsJune 12, 2012

The new album from the Queens hard EBM duo stays the course, while engaging some newer and more complex ideas.

Filmmaker - Fictional Portrayals
Filmmaker, “Fictional Portrayals”ReviewsJune 7, 2022

Filmmaker’s voluminous run of hybrid EBM stylings continues apace.

Filmmaker - Screening Plexus
Filmmaker, “Screening Plexus”ReviewsJanuary 12, 2022

More excellent genre-hopping body music comes our way from Colombian producer Filmmaker.

FIRES, "All My Dreams Are Of This Place"
FIRES, “All My Dreams Are Of This Place”ReviewsMay 15, 2019

FIRES’ sophomore record moves further towards full bore electronic rock, with an emotional edge to match.

FIRES, "Red Goes Grey"
FIRES, “Red Goes Grey”ReviewsSeptember 12, 2017

Eric Sochocki’s debut as FIRES uses synthwave production as a delivery mechanism for big hooks and highly emotional vocals.

Flint Glass - Azathoth
Flint Glass, “Azathoth”ReviewsAugust 23, 2022

Flint Glass returns to Lovecraftian influences with the downtempo and ambiently dark “Azathoth”.

FORCES, “NEWBODY”ReviewsJuly 26, 2017

FORCES have relocated, but their pan-historical, heavily-saturated techno-EBM fusion is still close at hand.

Forever Grey, "Alabaster Chamber"
Forever Grey, “Alabaster Chamber”ReviewsSeptember 27, 2016

Resolutely dark coldwave from Forever Grey takes on a variety of subtle formations.

Forever Grey - Sympathy Garden
Forever Grey, “Sympathy Garden”ReviewsApril 22, 2022

Forever Grey add some slightly melodic shades to their weighty darkwave palette, but the overall picture remains decidedly stygian.

Forma Tadre - Geiger's Day
Forma Tadre, “Geiger’s Day”ReviewsOctober 6, 2021

A hitherto unreleased record of ambitious ambient composition provides a missing link in the discography of Forma Tadre.

Fostercare, "Innerspace vol 1"
Fostercare, “Innerspace vol 1”ReviewsJanuary 15, 2014

Fostercare delivers another free-association techno headfuck, but draws from a whole new range of sources.

Foxxy Newport, "Neutral"
Foxxy Newport, “Neutral”ReviewsMarch 4, 2015

The Mr.Kitty produced debut from the San Francisco based vocalist fuses electropop and other genres into a catchy hybrid.

Fractured Transmission, "In The Company Of Wolves"
Fractured Transmission, “In The Company Of Wolves”ReviewsJanuary 24, 2017

The latest from noise merchant Fractured Transmission takes a new rhythmic tack and is stronger for it.

Front 242, "[Filtered] Pulse"
Front 242, “[Filtered] Pulse”ReviewsJuly 6, 2016

A truncated reissue of Front 242’s 2003 releases provides a different view of where the band was at post the turn of the millenium.

Front Line Assembly, "Echoes"
Front Line Assembly, “Echoes”ReviewsMay 14, 2014

The remix companion to 2013’s Echogenetic is carefully curated and shows an expanded view of where FLA is in the present day.

Front Line Assembly, "Mechanical Soul"
Front Line Assembly, “Mechanical Soul”ReviewsJanuary 22, 2021

The new Front Line Assembly record strips things down for a minimalist take on current and classic industrial sounds.

Front Line Assembly - Wake Up The Coma
Front Line Assembly, “Wake Up The Coma”ReviewsFebruary 8, 2019

Front Line Assembly’s latest finds the electro-industrial legends casting around for new ideas and focus.

Front Line Assembly, "WarMech"
Front Line Assembly, “WarMech”ReviewsJune 22, 2018

Deep sound design defines FLA’s new video game soundtrack, the sequel to AirMech.

Funker Vogt, "Companion In Crime"
Funker Vogt, “Companion In Crime”ReviewsJuly 24, 2013

Checking in with Funker Vogt, the German military EBM stalwarts are found lacking even in the cheap thrills which used to be their stock and trade.

In Conversation: Fostercare, "Altered Creature"
In Conversation: Fostercare, “Altered Creature”In Conversation, ReviewsSeptember 21, 2012

The senior staff discusses the various charms of Fostercare’s 90’s techno influenced LP, with all kinds of digression and pontificating.

In Conversation: Front Line Assembly, "Echogenetic"
In Conversation: Front Line Assembly, “Echogenetic”In Conversation, ReviewsJuly 11, 2013

The senior staff chews the fat regarding Front Line Assembly’s new album, which pulls out all the stops in combining their classic template with current sounds.

Figure Section
Observer: Figure Section & MadrelarvaObserverOctober 11, 2019

Short form reviews of new releases from Figure Section and Madrelarva.

Bastet - Dawn Of Darkness
Observer: Fjerstad & BastetObserverJanuary 11, 2019

Short-form reviews of new work from Fjerstad and Bastet.

Fractions - Scars Of Love
Observer: Fractions & MeiprObserverAugust 23, 2019

Capsules of new releases by FRACTIONS and Meipr

Oil Thief - The Colony
Observer: Fractured Transmission & Oil ThiefObserverSeptember 27, 2019

Moody noise from Fractured Transmission and Oil Thief.

Harsh R - Physical World
Observer: Hex Wolves, The Yage & Fractured Transmission and Harsh RObserverMarch 22, 2019

Comments on the new EP from Harsh R, plus the collaboration of Hex Wolves, The Yage, and Fractured Transmission.

Observer: Normal Bias & Madeleine Fragile
Observer: Normal Bias & Madeleine FragileObserver, ReviewsOctober 21, 2022

Short-form reviews of new EPs by Normal Bias and Madeleine Fragile.

Flint Glass - Psychopomps
Observer: Production Unit Xero & Flint GlassObserverMay 14, 2021

Short-form reviews of new releases from Production Unit Xero and Flint Glass.

Observer: SARIN X Imperial Black Unit & FEE LION
Observer: SARIN X Imperial Black Unit & FEE LIONObserverApril 12, 2019

A new collaboration from SARIN and Imperial Black Unit and a new EP from FEE LION are reviewed.

Observer: Schwefelgelb & Fractions
Observer: Schwefelgelb & FractionsObserver, ReviewsJuly 13, 2018

Short form reviews of new techno-EBM releases from Schwefelgelb and Fractions.

Observer: Zanias & Furor
Observer: Zanias & FurorObserverMarch 20, 2020

Short form reviews of new EPs by Zanias and Furor.

Fatal Morgana - The Final Destruction
Replicas: Fatal Morgana, “The Final Destruction”ReplicasJune 16, 2020

Fatal Morgana’s discography of dramatic and occasionally symphonic EBM receives a thorough reissue on Mecanica.

Replicas: Fektion Fekler, "From Here to Heaven"
Replicas: Fektion Fekler, “From Here to Heaven”ReplicasJanuary 15, 2019

Fektion Fekler makes their minor classic electro-industrial debut available again via Bandcamp.

Replicas: Flash Zero, "Conspiracy"
Replicas: Flash Zero, “Conspiracy”Replicas, ReviewsSeptember 14, 2016

A look at the exhaustive reissue of Flash Zero’s second album, which plunged headlong into the EBM sounds of its day.

Forma Tadre - Brightful Times
Replicas: Forma Tadre, “Brightful Times”Replicas, ReviewsNovember 26, 2019

An early EP and previously unheard demos widen the already expansive range of Forma Tadre’s sounds and influences.

The Force Dimension
Replicas: The Force Dimension, self-titledReplicasOctober 8, 2019

Dutch EBM old-schoolers The Force Dimension’s debut receives an anniversary cassette reissue.

Replicas: The Fourth Man, self-titled
Replicas: The Fourth Man, self-titledReplicas, ReviewsMarch 18, 2014

A reissue by Vancouver’s oft-overlooked The Fourth Man emerges from the vaults with raw electro-industrial which sounds utterly fresh in 2014.

Rhys Fulber - Brutal Nature
Rhys Fulber, “Brutal Nature”ReviewsNovember 30, 2021

The new solo LP from Rhys Fulber artfully links beat-heavy industrial extremism with the softer sides of Fulber’s compositional skills.

Rhys Fulber - Collapsing Empires
Rhys Fulber, “Collapsing Empires”ReviewsJune 1, 2022

Rhys Fulber’s latest doubles down on dark techno and minimalist ambiance.

Rhys Fulber, "Ostalgia"
Rhys Fulber, “Ostalgia”ReviewsOctober 3, 2019

The new album from the renowned producer and programmer contains multitudes in its finer details.

Scott Fox - The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner
Scott Fox, “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”ReviewsNovember 16, 2018

A daring yet subtle release from iVardensphere producer Scott Fox sets Coleridge’s words to music.

The Fourth Man, "onaniershow"
The Fourth Man, “onaniershow”ReviewsJuly 22, 2014

Another piece of Vancouver’s industrial legacy re-emerges, with the never before released sophomore album from The Fourth Man.

The Frozen Autumn, "Chirality"
The Frozen Autumn, “Chirality”ReviewsFebruary 29, 2012

Longtime darkwave outfit lands on North American shores with a strong and direct album.

The Frozen Autumn, "The Fellow Traveller"
The Frozen Autumn, “The Fellow Traveller”ReviewsJanuary 17, 2018

The Frozen Autumn pursue a purely synth-driven and lighter incarnation of their darkwave style.

Caldon Glover - Labyrintia
Caldon Glover, “Labyrintia”ReviewsNovember 2, 2022

Caldon Glover takes their sample and field-recording based approach to composition into deep dark ambient territory.

Caldon Glover - Ùir
Caldon Glover, “Ùir”ReviewsApril 25, 2023

Caldon Glover continues their expedition into the metaphysical corners of dark ambient with their latest LP.

Ganser, "Odd Talk"
Ganser, “Odd Talk”ReviewsApril 18, 2018

After two EPs, Chicago’s Ganser deliver an LP of unnerving and experimental post-punk.

Gatekeeper, "Exo"
Gatekeeper, “Exo”ReviewsAugust 15, 2012

Buoyed by an immersive video game-style environment, the long-awaited debut from the dark electronic duo leaves behind the dark ambiance of their initial work, and crafts a heady and disorienting suite of sound design which baffles as it draws you in with its inscrutable charms.

Gatekeeper, "Young Chronos"
Gatekeeper, “Young Chronos”ReviewsNovember 13, 2013

The new free-to-download EP from the NYC duo marries their squelchy high-concept techno to a new set of orchestral sounds.

General Dynamics - Weaponize Your Dreams
General Dynamics, “Weaponize Your Dreams”ReviewsNovember 22, 2022

Some classic electro-industrial influence makes its way into the debut of new collaborative project General Dynamics (SARIN & QUAL).

Gheists, "Age"
Gheists, “Age”ReviewsJuly 19, 2013

The producer behind Mangadrive plays with some darker, slower styles but doesn’t forfeit his attention to detail or bombastic sensibility.

Ghost & Writer, "Red Flags"
Ghost & Writer, “Red Flags”ReviewsMarch 19, 2013

The already solid duo of Frank Spinath and Jean-Marc Lederman add tighter arrangements and spritely melodies for a stellar sophomore record.

Ghost Twin - Love Songs For End Times
Ghost Twin, “Love Songs For End Times”ReviewsJune 8, 2021

A strong second record from Ghost Twin adds some melodic and uptempo breadth to their smooth darkwave style.

Ghost Twin, "Plastic Heart"
Ghost Twin, “Plastic Heart”ReviewsMay 30, 2017

Dionysian darkwave from Ghost Twin bridges some older and newer styles.

Girlfriends and Boyfriends, "Fallacy of Fairness"
Girlfriends and Boyfriends, “Fallacy of Fairness”ReviewsFebruary 3, 2021

Post-punkers Girlfriends and Boyfriends come through with tunes on their latest LP.

Glass Apple Bonzai, "In The Dark"
Glass Apple Bonzai, “In The Dark”ReviewsDecember 13, 2016

Glass Apple Bonzai goes all in on their Satanic synthpop album.

Glass Apple Bonzai, "Night Maze"
Glass Apple Bonzai, “Night Maze”ReviewsMay 13, 2015

Glass Apple Bonzai pick up the chiller side of 80s synthpop on their sophomore record.

Glass Apple Bonzai - The All-Nite Starlite Electronic Café
Glass Apple Bonzai, “The All-Nite Starlite Electronic Café”ReviewsJune 7, 2019

Glass Apple Bonzai court crossover synthwave success but stays true to the soulful synthpop songwriting which has been the band’s calling card on “The All-Nite Starlite Electronic Café”.

Glass Apple Bonzai, self-titled
Glass Apple Bonzai, self-titledReviewsMay 8, 2014

The debut album from Daniel X Belasco’s retro synthpop project focuses on songwriting over everything else.

Gnome & Spybey, "Reflective"
Gnome & Spybey, “Reflective”ReviewsNovember 26, 2014

Gnome & Spybey enlist a litany of guests for a moodier take on their excellent ambient template.

Gnome & Spybey, "Three"
Gnome & Spybey, “Three”ReviewsMay 16, 2013

The third record from the Gnome & Spybey ambient collaboration is perhaps more minimal than its predecessors, but no less evocative.

Go Fight, "Napalm Baby"
Go Fight, “Napalm Baby”ReviewsApril 7, 2015

Jim Marcus’ GoFight returns with an album of smart, sex-positive industrial funk.

God Destruction, "Illuminatus"
God Destruction, “Illuminatus”ReviewsJanuary 3, 2013

The Mexican duo trade in a powerful mixture of harsh electro and black metal on their well-regarded 2012 album.

God Destruction, "Redentor"
God Destruction, “Redentor”ReviewsMarch 2, 2016

The third album from Mexico’s God Destruction continues to blend black metal flourishes into the edges of the aggrotech template.

God Module, "The Unsound"
God Module, “The Unsound”ReviewsJuly 16, 2019

God Module’s new LP highlights what has worked for the project for more than 20 years.

Gorgonn - Six Paths
Gorgonn, “Six Paths”ReviewsMarch 14, 2023

Deep and unsettling dub combines with industrial clatter on the first full length from Goh Nakada’s Gorgonn project.

Grendel, "Ascending the Abyss"
Grendel, “Ascending the Abyss”ReviewsAugust 7, 2019

JD Tucker’s reinvention of Grendel feels complete on the long-running project’s new LP.

Grendel, "Timewave Zero"
Grendel, “Timewave Zero”ReviewsApril 27, 2012

Buoyed by deep production and a great clutch of songs, Grendel have released one of the strongest albums of 2012, and have finally won over at least one listener.

Grooving In Green, "Stranglehold"
Grooving In Green, “Stranglehold”ReviewsFebruary 22, 2013

Goth rockers make some slight modernizations on their second record, and turn an eye to current socio-economic affairs.

Guilt Trip, "Feed The Fire"
Guilt Trip, “Feed The Fire”ReviewsApril 4, 2012

The Swedish duo’s new record of electro-industrial and EBM benefits from their years in the trenches of self-releases, and should make a good first impression.

In Conversation: Grendel, "Age of the Disposable Body"
In Conversation: Grendel, “Age of the Disposable Body”In Conversation, ReviewsNovember 1, 2017

The Senior Staff discuss the breadth and variety Grendel brings to electro-industrial on their latest.

In Conversation: The Gothsicles, "Squid Icarus"
In Conversation: The Gothsicles, “Squid Icarus”In ConversationDecember 11, 2014

The Gothsicles are back, but is there more to “Squid Icarus” than fart jokes? Alex and Bruce discuss. (Don’t worry, yes, there still are fart jokes.)

Observer: Ćyan ID & Garden Of Beleth
Observer: Ćyan ID & Garden Of BelethObserver, ReviewsFebruary 4, 2022

Short-form reviews of new records by Ćyan ID and Garden Of Beleth.

Ex-Heir - Body Scam
Observer: GBxCL and Ex-HeirObserverOctober 28, 2022

Thoughts on new EPs by GBxCL and Ex-Heir.

Observer: GorgyraObserverApril 1, 2022

Experimental/classical project Gorgyra taps into ancient mythic and musical traditions.

Panther Modern - Los Angeles 2020
Observer: Gutenberg & Panther ModernObserver, ReviewsJune 21, 2019

Short form reviews of new releases by Gutenberg and Panther Modern.

Replicas: Grendel, "Inhumane Amusement At The End Of Ages : Redux"
Replicas: Grendel, “Inhumane Amusement At The End Of Ages : Redux”ReplicasMarch 6, 2019

The new reissues of Grendel’s earliest material benefits hugely from a remaster that brings it’s finer details into the light.

The Gothsicles, "I Feel Sicle"
The Gothsicles, “I Feel Sicle”ReviewsJanuary 25, 2017

The latest from The ‘Sicles has a broader range of musical ideas than any of their previous albums.

Architect • Sonic Area • Hologram_, "We Are the Alchemists"
Architect • Sonic Area • Hologram_, “We Are the Alchemists”ReviewsOctober 27, 2015

Three master producers come together to experiment with the finer points of percussive and sequenced sound design.

End To End: Haujobb, "Let's Drop Bombs"
End To End: Haujobb, “Let’s Drop Bombs”End to End, ReviewsJuly 27, 2012

This collection of mixes based on one of our favourite albums from last year takes sharp turns the whole way into the varied territory occupied by its remixers.

Hada - In The Heart Of An Endless Winter
Hada, “In The Heart Of An Endless Winter”ReviewsJanuary 11, 2023

Greek duo Hada masterfully blend different sounds to produce as lush an ethereal darkwave record as you’re likely to find.

HAEX, "Aethyr Abyss Void"
HAEX, “Aethyr Abyss Void”ReviewsJanuary 7, 2022

The Los Angeles Industrial duo show their gift for grinding industrial rock on their long-awaited debut LP.

Hallows - All That Is True
Hallows, “All That Is True”ReviewsJuly 21, 2021

The first LP from Seattle’s Hallows maintains a hazy atmosphere as it moves through different arrangements of post-punk and darkwave markers.

Hammershøi, "Cathédrales" 
Hammershøi, “Cathédrales” ReviewsApril 28, 2021

French duo Hammershøi thread the needle on synthpop, cold wave and minimal sounds.

Hante., "Fierce"
Hante., “Fierce”ReviewsJanuary 23, 2019

Hante.’s 4th LP shows off Hélène de Thoury’s distinct personality as a artist and producer.

HANTE., "Morning Tsunami"
HANTE., “Morning Tsunami”ReviewsJuly 20, 2021

Hante.’s new LP digs deeper into her specific iteration of cool, hypnotic darkwave.

Hatari - Neyslutrans
Hatari, “Neyslutrans”ReviewsFebruary 5, 2020

Hatari’s first LP reiterates the Icelandic band’s crossover appeal, but lacks larger cohesion.

Haujobb, "Alive"
Haujobb, “Alive”ReviewsApril 27, 2018

A live album from the German electro-industrial masters throws their most recent sonic identity into sharp relief.

Haujobb, "Blendwerk"
Haujobb, “Blendwerk”ReviewsNovember 13, 2015

The long-awaited follow-up to New World March continues Haujobb’s pursuit of propulsive tension.

Haujobb, "New World March"
Haujobb, “New World March”ReviewsDecember 2, 2011

Haujobb’s vision of the future defies augury, and our scrivening.

Headless Nameless, "Ominus Spiritus"
Headless Nameless, “Ominus Spiritus”ReviewsNovember 23, 2021

Encaphalon’s Alis Device and Matt Ghostorm apply their penchant for dramatic arrangements to doomy rock music.

Hecq, "Mare Nostrum"
Hecq, “Mare Nostrum”ReviewsFebruary 18, 2015

The new album from elite sound designer and composer Hecq is made up of manipulated recordings of a supercomputer.

Helix, "Bad Dream EP"
Helix, “Bad Dream EP”ReviewsNovember 16, 2021

The project of Tom Shear and Mari Kattman further establish their identity within a varied framework on their new EP.

Helix, "Twin"
Helix, “Twin”ReviewsAugust 29, 2018

Tom Shear and Mari Kattman christen their new project with a diverse suite of songs that highlight their individual strengths.

Hello Moth - When The Sky Melted
Hello Moth, “When The Sky Melted”ReviewsAugust 18, 2020

Winsome vocal pop from the always charming Hello Moth refreshes darker palettes.

Hem Netjer - The Song Of Trees
Hem Netjer, “The Song Of Trees”ReviewsMarch 22, 2023

Hem Netjer’s ritualistic take on darkwave is buoyed by their singular vocal stylings.

Hidden Place, "Novecento"
Hidden Place, “Novecento”ReviewsFebruary 27, 2013

Italy’s Hidden Place sway back and forth between cold wave and darkwave on their third LP, but their dreamy confidence is more important than genre distinctions.

HIDE, "Castration Anxiety"
HIDE, “Castration Anxiety”ReviewsMarch 27, 2018

The debut LP from industrial duo HIDE trades in anxiety and raw emotion.

HIDE, "Hell is Here"
HIDE, “Hell is Here”ReviewsAugust 28, 2019

HIDE strike a balance between acrimony and vulnerability on their new LP.

High-Functioning Flesh, "A Misery of Unities - A Unity of Miseries"
High-Functioning Flesh, “A Misery of Unities – A Unity of Miseries”ReviewsApril 3, 2014

The first major release from High-Functioning Flesh makes good on the LA duo’s promise, welding pure synth-punk aggression to slightly more ambitious compositions.

HØRD - Parallels
HØRD, “Parallels”ReviewsSeptember 18, 2018

French act HØRD offers strict darkwave on their second LP.

Horror Vacui, "In Darkness You Will Feel Alright"
Horror Vacui, “In Darkness You Will Feel Alright”ReviewsSeptember 25, 2012

Debut LP from Italian newcomers delivers deathrock punch and goth panache in equal doses.

Horror Vacui - Living For Nothing
Horror Vacui, “Living For Nothing”ReviewsMay 26, 2020

Horror Vacui’s fourth LP finds the deathrock act exploring existential territory with a new melodic fusion of punk and goth rock.

Houses of Heaven, "Silent Places"
Houses of Heaven, “Silent Places”ReviewsMay 5, 2020

The debut from the California three-piece is simultaneously very big and very dour.

How To Destroy Angels, "An Omen"
How To Destroy Angels, “An Omen”ReviewsNovember 14, 2012

The new EP from Reznor and associates continues to mine the rich vein of exacting and meticulous studiocraft.

Human Decay, "Credit to Humanity"
Human Decay, “Credit to Humanity”ReviewsMarch 27, 2012

The first LP from Human Decay in some time showcases a looser, groovier sound.

Hymnambulae, "Orgelhuset"
Hymnambulae, “Orgelhuset”ReviewsMay 31, 2016

Kammarheit’s Pär Boström partners with sister Åsa for an earthier release of drones and ambiance.

Hypnoskull, "Electronic Music Means War To Us 2"
Hypnoskull, “Electronic Music Means War To Us 2”ReviewsApril 24, 2013

Long-running Belgian power noise project returns with a sequel to one of their classic early 2000s albums.

In Conversation: High-Functioning Flesh, "Culture Cut"
In Conversation: High-Functioning Flesh, “Culture Cut”In Conversation, ReviewsJune 28, 2017

The Senior Staff talks the new High-Functioning Flesh record and its comfortably funky take on body music.

In Conversation: High-Functioning Flesh, "Definite Structures"
In Conversation: High-Functioning Flesh, “Definite Structures”In ConversationJune 3, 2015

The Senior Staff discusses how High-Functioning Flesh’s second LP spirals out into a liberated panoply of sampling, rhythm, and harmony.

Marc Heal, "The Hum"
Marc Heal, “The Hum”ReviewsDecember 7, 2016

Cubanate mastermind Marc Heal presents a solo album of lyrically dense storytelling.

Hyperlacrimae - Yoga Darśana
Observer: Caustic Grip & HyperlacrimaeObserver, ReviewsMay 29, 2020

Short form reviews of new work from Caustic Grip and Hyperlacrimae.

Hapax - Exile
Observer: Hapax & Hallowed HeartsObserver, ReviewsJune 11, 2021

Capsule reviews of new EPs by HAPAX and Hallowed Hearts.

Aleister Blake - Cyber Fame, Real Pain
Observer: Harsh R & Aleister BlakeObserverJuly 9, 2021

Thoughts on new EPs from Harsh R & Aleister Blake

Paladin - Mytheme
Observer: HARSH R & PaladinObserverMarch 5, 2021

Short form reviews of new work from Harsh R and Paladin.

Observer: Hex Wolves & Monolith
Observer: Hex Wolves & MonolithAlbum Reviews, ObserverMay 11, 2018

Short form reviews of techno-tinged releases from Hex Wolves and Monolith.

Harsh R - Physical World
Observer: Hex Wolves, The Yage & Fractured Transmission and Harsh RObserverMarch 22, 2019

Comments on the new EP from Harsh R, plus the collaboration of Hex Wolves, The Yage, and Fractured Transmission.

Observer: The Hearses & Cruel Diagonals
Observer: The Hearses & Cruel DiagonalsObserverSeptember 3, 2021

Short-form thoughts on new records by Thee Hearses and Cruel Diagonals.

Unconscious & HKKPTR
Observer: Unconscious/HKKPTR & CrudmouthObserver, ReviewsAugust 24, 2018

Capsule reviews of a split by Unconscious & HKKPTR and the debut EP from Crudmouth (Volt 9000 and The Gothsicles).

Hex Wolves - Ice Remained As Center
Observer: Various Artists & Hex WolvesObserverOctober 30, 2020

Reviews of Oráculo Records’ tribute to Absolute Body Control, and the new LP from Hex Wolves.

Observer: Velvet Kills & Human Performance Lab
Observer: Velvet Kills & Human Performance LabObserverMarch 13, 2020

Short form reviews of new releases by Velvet Kills and Human Performance Lab.

Replicas: Hecq, "Night Falls"
Replicas: Hecq, “Night Falls”ReplicasMarch 15, 2016

We have a listen to remastered reissue of a very dense and luxurious cinematic ambient record from Ben Lukas Boysen’s celebrated catalogue.

Replicas: Phil Western & Tim Hill, "Dark Features"
Replicas: Phil Western & Tim Hill, “Dark Features”Replicas, ReviewsSeptember 13, 2017

Phil Western’s shoegaze-techno breakthrough gets the deluxe vinyl treatment.

The Hearse, self-titled
The Hearse, self-titledReviewsJanuary 5, 2016

New trad goth rock from The Hearse has some promise, but is stymied in the execution.

USHERsan & HIV+, "Wide Lights From Hatred Springs"
USHERsan & HIV+, “Wide Lights From Hatred Springs”