Animated Violence Mild is an electro-industrial bangerfest on par with World Eater.
With Mazy Fly, Spellling stands out as one of Sacred Bones' most exciting musical prospects.
For My Crimes goes for a more stripped-back sound than its predecessor, and is just about as captivating.
Magus is Thou's best produced album yet and is, like Heathen, admirably ambitious in scope. However, the band's sound still isn't dynamic or enthralling enough to warrant the 75 minute runtime.
Blanck Mass is the solo project of Benjamin John Power, a founding member of the British experimental electronic duo Fuck Buttons. On previous Blanck Mass projects Power has experimented with dark, droning electronic music that contrasts with the often colorful sound of Fuck Buttons.
Surprisingly, Power all but abandons electronica in favor of black metal on the newest Blanck Mass singles, “Odd Scene” and “Shit Luck.” The sudden shift in genre is shocking only to a degree; the songs still fit the grim, heavy aesthetic of Blanck Mass’s previous work.
“Odd Scene” and “Shit Luck” were released on a 12” for Record Store Day and follow up the remix EP World Eater Re-Voxed from earlier this year.
Zola Jesus' latest effort may be grand in presentation, but it's a little light on substance and quality songwriting.
Blanck Mass makes a grand, industrial-flavored return with World Eater.
Pharmakon's latest single, "No Natural Order," features what might just be her heaviest industrial noise composition and most piercing vocal performance to date. The track closes her third Sacred Bones album Contact, which drops March 31.