Category: Industrial Metal

Device – Device

Disturbed went into hiatus after the conclusion to the tour cycle for their 2010 album Asylum. Shortly afterwards, vocalist David Draiman teamed up with former Filter guitarist Geno Lenardo to work on a new project. This project came to be Device and it purports to be industrial and hard rock. The self-titled debut is a decent album, but it does not hold attention as well as Disturbed albums, which is a comparison difficult not to make. Draiman sings in the same style he utilizes in Disturbed, whereas, while the guitar work is similar in tone, it is slightly lower in quality. The songs are all in simple predictable structures and feature plenty of very low-tuned guitars that attempt to give it an industrial (more…)

Shade Empire – Sinthetic


From Finland, Shade Empire is a heavily keyboard driven melodic death/black metal band. The band plays a pretty intense/epic sounding style of metal, in which the keyboards are the strongest part on the album. By the way, Sinthetic is also their debut album.  I had started listening to this album around 2006, and just came back to it recently. I had listened constantly prior, and now that I am coming back to it I can see why. (more…)

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Sybreed – Slave Design

I used to listen to Sybreed’s first album, Slave Design quite a bit. The album has a heavy industrial feel, with repeated heavy riffing and vocals that would all come together to sound like music you would hear in a factory that was producing cyborgs. The lyrical content is also pretty much to that level, describing robots with no will or reason to live and having no choice in a world of tyranny. The album is a pretty catchy affair, with vocals and music that is very memorable, although it can be hard to distinguish between the (more…)

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