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Retro-Review: ‘From Beer to Eternity’ by Ministry

What happened to Ministry’s lyrics? That’s what I’m asking myself because I just listened to their 2013 album From Beer to Eternity several times over…

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Front Line Assembly searches for identity on ‘State of Mind’

Front Line Assembly has always hovered near the top of the industrial music genre. For some reason, they’ve never broken through to mainstream consciousness like…

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Scorn album ‘Vae Solis’ sounds very familiar

 You’d think a reunion of the lineup that recorded side A of Napalm Death’s breakthrough album, 1987’s Scum, would reignite a fuse on a barrel…

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‘Defiance’ wraps darkness, angst in beautiful package

Don’t let the energetic and catchy music fool you, Assemblage 23’s 2002 album, Defiance, matches those two qualities with just as much darkness and anger….

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Skinny Puppy’s ‘Last Rights’ both abrasive, intriguing

When you start listening to Skinny Puppy’s 1992 album Last Rights, I would advise the following: Don’t expects songs you can sing, hum or whistle…

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No squabbles here, Stolen Babies ‘Naught’ is great

If there’s one album I recommend that was made after Jan. 1, 2001, more than any other it would be 2006’s There Be Squabbles Ahead…

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Skrew debut album broke no new ground

Back in the early 1990s, there were a lot of bands I wanted to check out. Due to my rather rural location and the fact…

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Ministry’s Psalm 69 encapsulated early 90s political angst

“Sixty-nine, 69, 69” For those of you that bought Ministry’s 1992 album ΚΕΦΑΛΗΞΘ, or better known as Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the…

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Tuesday tune at noon: The Electric Hellfire Club ‘Incubus’

  Got a taste for music that’s both dark and danceable, with maybe a little “Hellfire” thrown in? Then I got something suitable for you…

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