HEALTH strike hard and fast after their previous album, while undergoing some vast augmentation and streamlining for their most crushing industrial assault yet.
Through an industrial-trap lens and a place of deep-seated purpose, n0trixx’s new EP comes out as one of the most fascinating and complete recent listens in its field.
Though it goes without saying that this isn’t an easy listen, Body Void’s newest journey into the abyss yields a shrieking, industrial mutation of doom-metal that couldn’t fit into the blackness around them more perfectly.
In this Review Round-Up, there’s a range of alt-metal of all shapes, sizes and qualities from The Word Alive, Filter and Knife Bride, broken up by some solid throwback-rock from Des Rocs.
Even as a lateral move from their breakthrough that remains pretty clear-cut, there’s still enough about Saint Agnes’ industrial-punk hybrid to remain rather invested.
Now slimmed down to a duo, Crosses broaden their spectrum of sounds into atmospheric, industrial bliss, in what might be their most engaging collection of songs to date.
In this Review Round-Up, Borders’ rap-metalcore and Doodseskader’s intimidating noise impress on the heavier front, broken up by a brief (but no less strong) post-punk intermission from Deadletter.
Meryl Streek’s harsh blend of street-level punk with working-class agitation makes for a fascinating case study of injustice in Ireland, as well as one of the most charged and visceral releases to come out in some time.
An impressive array of guest stars and foreboding industrial production manage to do a lot of work on HEALTH’s newest collaborations album, even if some expected unevenness will continue to show through.
In this Review Round-Up, Author & Punisher and Johnossi tap into darkness through varying styles (and levels of success), while Cold Night For Alligators strive to expand tech-metal, and Home Counties plant their flag in post-punk.