While birthed in the late 1980s, it was in the 1990s that the ‘Industrial Metal’ genre came to full fruition with the likes of Godflesh, Ministry, Pitch Shifter, Fear Factory, Front Line Assembly and even Nine Inch Nails carving out (or in some cases sampling) metal inspired riffing over a backbone of electronic malevolence and brutal machine driven percussion. In that tradition Black Magnet offer the haunted pummeling synthesis that is ‘Hallucination Scene’. From the initial battering of opener ‘Divination Equipment’ it’s clear Black Magnet play HEAVY guitar focused music with equal devotion to Industrial rhythms and electronic machine thunder. Throughout the punishing lurch a dark melodic sense throbs with uniform attention paid to the club floor as much as the mosh pit. All the while Black Magnet progenitor James Hammontree guides the hallucinatory torment and ecstasy with his acerbic delivery. The sonic magnitude of Industrial Metal and post-punk muscularity, heavy synth textures and rhythmic militance imbue ‘Hallucination Scene’ with a frenetic pulse acutely attuned to the head on collision of alternate dystopian timelines that is 2020.
Based out of Portland, OR, King Yosef is a multi-facet artist and producer with infused influences of hip-hop, hardcore punk, metal, industrial, and EBM.
Nevada Hardware’s debut EP, No Future, has been described by I Die:You Die as “classic cyber-rave samples and passes meets modern club programming” and by Rafał Sowiński of Popmoderna as a “multi-threaded, intelligent, and self-aware album”.
BLACK CROSS HOTEL
Black Cross Hotel is a horror punk/industrial outfit featuring members of Stabbing Westward, The Atlas Moth, Minsk, Broken Hope and Whipped. Their debut full-length Hex dropped in November via War Crime Records. And today, the band has shared a new video from the album, for the single “Windows.” The song is a gloomy but punishing gothic rock dirge, reminiscent of Killing Joke at their most ominous with shades of early Cure and ’90s-era industrial rock. The clip itself is in black and white, featuring ominous imagery and a whole lot of ooze. Watch it below.