Tag: industrial

January 29, 2021

Song of the Day: Circle of Dust - Aggressor (Regressive Mix)

Industrial music has a long and complicated history, which we don’t have time to get deeply into here. Its roots lie in avant garde experimentalism of the 1970s, its name coming from literal industrial sounds as its inspiration. As the genre developed, it became intertwined with other styles–most notably dance music and techno, or at the other end of the spectrum heavy metal, and occasionally even hip-hop.… Continued →

November 13, 2020

Song of the Day: Marc Plainguet - Barbie's Lament

I’m not sure how most IVM readers feel about new wave and synth-driven music. It’s extremely nostalgic for me, having grown up in the 80s. The 1980s also comprised the decade where contemporary Christian music came into its own as a marketable industry. While you could argue the merits of that, or against them, it’s a simple fact.… Continued →

October 2, 2020

July 10, 2020

Song of the Day: Millipede - Diplopoda Crawl

Instrumental music and Christianity have always shared a wonderfully curious relationship, adding a twist to the age old question, “what makes music Christian (or not)?” While attempting to answer that questions is always interesting, and dare I say, fruitful, it would take up much more time and space than what we are afforded here.… Continued →

June 6, 2020

Introducing: Mahalath (Industrial Metal)

I’d like to take a moment and introduce our readers to this cool new industrial/electronic/rock project known as Mahalath. The project features dark sounds and industrial like moodiness running through with fists in the air like urgency. Making one think isn’t always at the forefront of some artists in the music scene but Joel Holycross (Mayfly) and this new project is certainly a different take on substance in music.… Continued →

May 1, 2020

April 11, 2020

December 20, 2019

Song of the Day: Blackhouse - We Will Fight Back!

Long before the Christian music industry had become familiar with industrial music via the likes of Deitiphobia, Mortal or Circle of Dust, indie stalwarts Blackhouse already had 9-10 albums out. Most of them were only available as imports or through independent mailorder, and many were on secular labels. Case in point is “We Will Fight Back,” with its provocative album cover.… Continued →

October 1, 2019

July 9, 2019

July 1, 2019

Song of the Day: Mortal - Mujo (Uncertainty Mix)

Sometimes the songs that sound least like a band as a whole are their best songs. Mortal’s Nu-En-Jin (2002) is not a particularly calming album. They like to use a lot of distortion, and with the postmodern lyrics and spooky samples, this can make for a claustrophobic listen. However, “Mujo (Uncertainty Mix)” is about as chill as electronica can get, and reminds me of the perfect autumn day.… Continued →

April 16, 2019

April 1, 2019

REVIEW : Death Therapy - "Voices"

Death Therapy appeared on the scene for many with their debut album, “The Storm Before the Calm”, in early 2017. An album that just dripped of a mix of industrial and metal, it was met with a positive response from both fans and critics alike. It elicited such a positive response in fact, that even at the time, it was hard to ignore that it set a pretty high bar for whatever might come next.… Continued →

February 15, 2019

New Death Therapy song, "My Defiance"

Many of us have been eagerly awaiting something new from Death Therapy, and today is the day! The new track, “My Defiance” is available now on all digital platforms (click HERE). The track contains many elements common to the previous album, “The Storm Before the Calm”, however this song is notably heavier than anything on that album, in my opinion.… Continued →

August 26, 2017

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March 31, 2014

REVIEW : Son Lux - Lanterns

One of the most overlooked records of 2013 is Lanterns by producer/composer Son Lux. It is beautiful, haunting, and thrilling in ways most music cannot be.

September 24, 2012

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