Hey all, I've been listening to DG on and off for several years, but only just got round to registering. I've been pretty much out of touch with the industrial EBM scene for about four years due to settling down and starting a family so I've missed several festivals and I'm wanting to catch up on what I've missed, and find some new stuff to listen to.
I'd really appreciate it if you guys would send some suggestions for bands/songs to my DG inbox.
If it helps, these are some of the bands I like; Apoptygma Berzerk, Assemblage 23, The Azoic, Blutengel, Terminal Choice, DeVision, Endanger, Razed In Black, Covenent, VNV Nation, Combichrist, Wumpscut, Claire Voyant, Icon Of Coil.....
That's a lot like my favourite list a few years back as well... however;
Apoptygma Turned into an emo rock band (now one man) which let the religiously based conspiracy theories surface... however, check out Rocket Science to see if you like their new sound (or Imagine There's No Lennon - live album/dvd that is rocky, but which I enjoyed)
A23 released a new album - decent enough but more polished than their earlier stuff...
BlutEngel has released some new stuff... I still think they did great with Angel Dust, and have been in decline ever since, but you might like it... also check out their new instrumental albums (they've released two, first one was Behind the Mirror, Sign of the Zodiac)
De/Vision released a new album, which was pretty anonymous...
Covenant released a new album - ok enough, but I way prefer their early stuff...
VNV released a new album (Of Faith, Power and Glory) which I don't like much (it continues the sound from the previous one, which I loved, but I don't like the latest one much)
Wumpscut releases a new album every april, and they totally suck. IMO wumpscut made great albums until Wreath of Barbs, and after that it has just been one pile of junk after another...
Claire Voyant announced a new album, and then the announcement vanished, so nothing new there...
Icon of Coil is dead
As for this scene; Unfortunately I think the last 10 years haven't been very good... but there's been highlights, and it picked up again this spring... check out:
new and groundbreaking stuff:
Fractured - Beneath the Ashes
Dead When I Found Her - Harms Way
[Cell 7] - Recognition
Blank - Dreamscape
Blind Fate and Envy - Murder of a Girl
Code 64 - Trialogue
Die Sektor - Applied Structures in a Void
Diorama - Cubed
Ego Likeness - The Order of the Reptile
Front Line Assembly - Improvised Electronic Device
Kant Kino - We Are Kant Kino
Project Pitchfork - Continuum Ride
Rotersand - Random is Resistance
Run Level Zero - Arctic Noise
Seabound - Double Crosser
Unterart - Memento
Preemptive Strike 0.1 - The Kosmocreator
Psyclon Nine - Crwn Thy Frnicatr, We The Fallen
Wynardtage - A Flicker of Hope
Suicide Commando - Implements of Hell
However, I think the later years there's emerged a lot of very interresting stuff outside of this genre, but close enough to be interresting... You should check out the following and see if any of those are
Midnight Resistance - Remote
Stendeck - Scintilla (and Sonnambula too)
Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport
Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles II
Vitalic - Flashmob
Access to Arasaka - Void();
Black Lung - The Soul Consumer
Displacer - X Was Never Like This
Famine - Nature's Twin Tendencies
Chainreactor - Insomniac
Daft Punk - The Tron Legacy soundtrack
Drev - Failure
Dryft - Ventricide
ESA - The Sea and the Silence
The Kick - Metal Heart
Out Out - Assumed Outrivaling