Tag Archives: industrial

DER BLUTHARSCH – What Makes You Pray

March 8, 2018

WKN 2017 Display of eerie talismans to let one seek and find the reason to believe – and live on. It would be easy to get lost in the endless string of this Austrian group’s releases if only they didn’t … Continue reading

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CHROME – Techromancy

July 29, 2017

Cleopatra 2017 Shine on brightly! Industrial rock pioneers weld mirrors onto their wrecking ball and get in the groove. Four decades of noise exploration haven’t dulled this Frisco band’s edge, yet the cinematic approach they’d adopted with “Alien Soundtracks” in … Continue reading

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ADORATION DESTROYED – Ritual Damage

April 18, 2017

Cleopatra 2016 Danse Macabre to massacre your senses to, as Texas decadents serve up delicate desperation and a solid groove. “Nothing Left”: a piece buried deep in this album, can be its motto, because for all the motion underneath AD’s … Continue reading

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VOWWS – The Great Sun

May 27, 2016

Cleopatra 2015 Industrial gloom from international duo that see the beauty in the final chaos. Gary Numan looks in. If there’s method to madness, J. G. Ballard made a nice point of it in “The Drowned World” which was an inspiration … Continue reading

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MAGENTA – Songs For The Dead

October 31, 2015

Cleopatra 2015 Día de Muertos, Scandinavian way: bliss of immortality given weight and edge. Of different hue to their Welsh namesakes, these Norwegians have been mining the monochrome sadness for two decades now, with a U-turn to sweet paganism of … Continue reading

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