Industrial

Artist: 
St. Vincent
Label: 
Loma Vista recordings

First off, This album is actually good, not just saying that. from a very generic veiwpoint, it is incredibly easy to like, you do not have to be specialized in some weird genre to appreciate this music.

Second, if you are a metalhead, this album has track 4, it sounds like NIne Inch Nails.

Sounds Like: 
Nine Inch Nails
Sounds Like: 
Radiohead
Sounds Like: 
Cage the Elephant
Name: 
Matthew Owen
Date Reviewed: 
10/25/2017
Artist: 
Pollyn
Label: 
Music!

I have no clue Why this album is alt, BUT IT IS!!!

Sounds Like: 
KMFDM
Sounds Like: 
Blondie
Name: 
Matthew Owen
Date Reviewed: 
10/11/2017
Artist: 
KMFDM
Label: 
Ear Music

Thrash metal like vocal distortion played off an electronic background exemplifies this album, that’s not to say it IS thrash metal, that’s just the closest vocal comparison I can make. Apparently KMFDM is fairly influential on the metal stage, I of course know not of what I speak, but it is a pretty neat tidbit.

Sounds Like: 
Kunsts Ave Maria
Sounds Like: 
Michael Mayers &
Name: 
Matthew Owen
Date Reviewed: 
09/13/2017
Artist: 
Zola Jesus
Label: 
Sacred Bones

 After becoming familiar with her music in the aftermath of her previous 2014 effort Taiga, I have been looking forward to new music from Zola Jesus for quite some time. If Bjork, Chelsea Wolfe, and Evanesence had a child together, the outcome would be Zola Jesus. Four years later, we are given the gift of her fifth studio album titled Okovi, a beautiful and surreal record that combines the industrial goth pop of her previous records, and gorgeous classical string arrangements with booming electronic beats. 

Sounds Like: 
Bjork
Sounds Like: 
Chelsea Wolfe
Sounds Like: 
Evanescence
Name: 
Roy Santa Cruz
Date Reviewed: 
09/13/2017
Artist: 
The Bug Vs Earth
Label: 
Ninja Tune

I'm a big fan of Earth, only having a passing familiarity with The Bug, but from my point of view this album is a little boring. That isn't to say it's bad though, and the title Concrete Desert does a good job explaining the appeal. This music is slow, sprawling, and desolate.

Sounds Like: 
Earth
Sounds Like: 
The Bug
Sounds Like: 
the soundtrack to Dead Man by Neil Young
Name: 
Andrew Boring
Date Reviewed: 
04/19/2017
Artist: 
Kill the Precedent
Label: 
Minus HEAD Records

Kill the Precedent's recently released EP, Some Version of the Truth is an interesting collection of songs. It features seven tracks and each one is hard-hitting and relentless in terms of vocals and instrumentals. The vocals are mainly unclean and occasionally feature chanting but the way they are delivered is very appealing to me. The vocals in Some Version of the Truth have a more punk style to them compared to metal which is something I really enjoy.

Sounds Like: 
26000 Volts
Sounds Like: 
Deathlist 5
Name: 
Danielle Perry
Date Reviewed: 
03/21/2017
Artist: 
Ben Wash
Label: 
King's Head Records

The first track seemed like a chilled-out, slowed-down version of what hard style would sound if it was slowed down...Try to wrap that around your head. Now onto the next track, "Emma Watson Walks In". Now that's one killer title. But what about the track? I expect this to play every single time Emma Watson walks into some sort of room. It's this heavy, glitchy dub that's reminiscent of The Glitch Mob. Really heavy, but with some cerebral sound loops. It's really cool.

Sounds Like: 
The Glitch Mob
Sounds Like: 
Skrillex on Nyquil
Sounds Like: 
If Pendulum, The Glitch Mob, and Head Hunterz (hardstyle Head Hunterz, not mediocre progressive house Head Hunterz, sorry dude) had a musical love child, it would be Ben Wash.
Sounds Like: 
or...If Porter Robinson and The Glitch Mob had a musical love child.
Name: 
Karen Komine
Date Reviewed: 
03/25/2015
Artist: 
Pharmakon
Label: 
Sacred Bones

Pharmakon is an experimental industrial noise project from New York. After her debut Abandon received critical acclaim for being PRETTY DAMN BRUTAL, Pharmakon is back with a solid and thoughtful follow-up.

Sounds Like: 
Prurient
Sounds Like: 
Vatican Shadow
Sounds Like: 
Hanatarash
Name: 
Jakub Safar
Date Reviewed: 
10/24/2014
Artist: 
Laibach
Label: 
Mute

Laibach is an industrial outfit from Slovenia, mostly active in the mid-to-late- 80s. Their newest release, Spectre, sounds distinctly modern in it's sonic textures, but still takes cues from 80s industrial and the military marching music of the 30s and 40s. It's a very unique sound unlike anything I've heard before, blending alternative, electronic, metal and classical sounds and styles all into one wild and intriguing hour-long record.

Sounds Like: 
If the Axis powers were into electronic music
Name: 
Brett Botting
Date Reviewed: 
04/28/2014
Artist: 
Romain Remains
Label: 
Hype Machine

Roman Remains is the duo project of Liela Moss and Toby Butler. This album has a really cool, dark, industrial sound. I would describe it as electro-goth rock. They definitely explore some darker themes in their music, but in a way that makes you want to dance. It seems contradictory but it'