Two leaders of hardcore industrial music, Tim Sköld (ex-MARILYN MANSON, SHOTGUN MESSIAH) and Nero Bellum (PSYCLON NINE) combine forces on this debut album for their brand new project, NOT MY GOD released February 14, 2020, via Cleopatra Records. This album features thirteen all-new compositions and while some might brand this release as industrial, Sköld and Bellum have crafted a majestic new take on electronic music that showcases experimentation while perverting pop sensibilities with such amazing tracks as Until The Pain Is Gone, Murder-Suicide, Birthright, First Blood, Cold Black and much more. This album features a great performance, excellent songwriting, and a superb recording. This is a great addition to one’s rock library which is available on digital platforms everywhere as well as on digipak CD and a very limited (only 300 made) 2LP clear vinyl pressing from Amazon, Cleopatra Records, and many other music outlets.
Negatron is the eighth studio album by Canadian heavy metal band Voivod, released on November 21, 1995, through Hypnotic Records worldwide and Mausoleum Records in the US. The album is considered a departure from Voivod’s previous progressive and thrash metal style, with the band adopting a new industrial-oriented groove metal sound featuring Eric Forrest on vocals and bass, Denis D’Amour on guitars, and Michel Langevin on drums. This ten-track album with driving guitar riffs, unclean and wailing vocals and driving drum beats is showcased with such tracks as Insect, Nanoman, the title track Negatron, Meteor, D.N.A. (Don’t No Anything) and much more. I was impressed with the writing of this album, as well as their performance and how it was recorded. I plan to check out more by this band. You can find your copy on CD and digital download from Amazon, Discogs, and many other music outlets.
Chmcl Str8jckt is the debut release and July 4, 2017 album by northern New Jersey band Chmcl Str8jckt which is industrial metal with a vintage flavor on the Machine Man Records label. This awesome band consisting of Kevin Snell on keyboards, programming, and vocals, Mike Cairoli on guitars and bass, Ian Omega on percussion and Scott “Frosty Luckman on keyboards and backing vocals. This album was enjoyable, being able to go back to where this amazing band started and kept my attention from start to finish with such tracks as Dressed To Kill, Dead Flat Black, Silver Or Lead and much more. This album was well written, produced, recorded and performed. This eleven-track album is available on CD and digital download from Bandcamp, Itunes, Amazon and many other outlets. To find out more about this band and where they are touring go to their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/chmclstr8jckt.
Monolith is the sophomore and August 30, 2019 album by Decent News released on the Machine Man Records. Decent News is an Industrial-Metal band from New London County, Connecticut which features Caleb Moore on vocals and programming, Eddie LaFlash on guitar, synth and vocals and Lake Stokes on bass. This furious mix of Hardcore and Industrial metal features such great tracks as Black Box, Torture Me, Eyewitness, Pyrophile, Opiate and much more with great vocals and powerful instrumentation. This release was also well recorded, written and performed and is available in CD and digital download format from Bandcamp, Machine Man Records, and other music outlets. You can learn more about this band and any news and new music by going to their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/decentnews
Wrtchd Thngs is the sophomore release and August 16, 2019 album by northern New Jersey band Chmcl Str8jckt which is industrial metal with a vintage flavor released by Cleopatra Record label. This awesome band consisting of Kevin Snell on keyboards, programming, and vocals, Mike Cairoli on guitars and bass, Ian Omega on percussion and Scott “Frosty Luckman on keyboards and backing vocals. This hard-driving old school industrial rock album features such tracks as Ode To Peckinpah, Baphomet, Love, Black Vulture and much more with great guitar work and amazing vocals. This album was well written, produced, recorded and performed. This eleven-track album is available on CD and digital download from Bandcamp, Cleopatra Records, Itunes, and many other outlets. To find out more about this band and where they are touring go to their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/chmclstr8jckt. Finally, I wish to thank the band for this CD and t-shirt as well as a copy of their self titled album which I will be listening to and reviewing soon.