Welcome again to Hard Wired & our apologies for the recent lack of updates. This is due to the template system not working properly (bleedin' technology, eh?) which meant Dave the webmaster wasn't getting the reviews I was sending him; fingers crossed, all will be well now!
If you're a regular reader of our goth reviews you may well have noticed that Stuart Moses & Anya Hastwell are no longer writing for us. This is due to the both of them having other obligations which meant they were unable to contribute to the site which is a great pity as their contributions were much valued, both by myself & a good many readers. I'd like to thank them both for their work on the site & it goes without saying that they're both welcome back at Hard Wired Towers anytime! In the meantime I'll be carrying on the goth reviews as well as the usual electro ones (with some help from Andreas from Germany) & hope you find much to enjoy here.
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Industrial reviews for:
Dunkelwerk - Operation Duesterland.
LostTrooper's third album sees him exploring a musical landscape that as rich & melodic as it is desolate & lost
Krystal System - Rage.
A more authentic sound from the French duo that mixes grunge, electro & industrial styles
One-Car Suicide - Dancing After Dark.
An intriguing mix of punky electro industrial trash with some old-school overtones
tEaR!doWn - Clouds Cover The Sun.
This duo resurrect the spirit of Mentallo & The Fixer & turn in a melodically rich & sonically inventive album in the process
Terminal State - Illegal Space Activity.
Slovakia's answer to FLA return & take their sound into new, adventurous realms
Various Artists - Absolute Grrl's Manifesto-Chapter One.
A four-disc sampler that celebrates women's contribution to alternative music
EBM reviews for:
Cynical Existence - Come Out And Play. Daniel Croona's spartan EBM styles proves too samey, irritating & downright boring to be a success
Band Interview for: Munich syndrome
March 1, 2013
Electronica reviews for:
Glis - Phoenix.
This American artist takes us back on a journey through his musical past
Synthpop reviews for: Munich Syndrome - Robotika Expanded.
A more powerful but still melodically strong synthpop release from the States
Other reviews for: Zeromancer - Bye-Bye Borderline.
The Norwegian rockers return with a more imagivative & powerful sound
Industrial reviews for: Project Pitchfork - Black.
The Pitchies return with the next chapter in their ongoing quest to take industrial electro onto new realms
EBM reviews for: Kant Kino - Father Worked In Industry.
An offbeat & varied approach that sees this Norwegian band expanding the borders of old-school EBM
Say Just Words - Screams In The Darkness.
A promising debut of melodic EBM from Chile
February 2, 2013
Synthpop reviews for:
Mixe1 - Module 01 & Module 02.
This UK artist blends modern synthpop with a variety of influences on this intriguing & enjoyable release
Provision - Paradigm Shift.
The US band return with a typically powerful dose of their patented synthpop sound
Other reviews for: Samsas Traum - Asen'ka-Ein Maerchen Fur Kinder Und Solche, Die Es Werden Wollen.
A truly epic & varied album that takes you on a journey to an imaginary land
EBM reviews for:
Hocico - El Ultimo Minuto. The Mexican masters return with an album that mixes their trademark darkness with a punk-like rawness
Nachtmahr - Veni Vidi Vici. Thomas Rainer returns with perhaps his most extreme & personal release to date
Sin DNA - Revelate. This US-based duo offer a robust & muscular EBM experience
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