Before anyone else was really merging electronic and heavy music, before industrial was a mainstream concept, there was Al Jourgensen and Ministry. Starting as a synth pop band, Ministry spent the bulk of th 80s evolving into one of the originators of industrial metal. By introducing an increasingly heavy array of elements into a sample-heavy … Continue reading 203: MINISTRY
Ashanti Mutinta is a Canada-based rapper whose music is a mix of black metal influenced trap metal and industrial metal. It’s a combination that the purists would balk at, but innovation is exciting and this genuinely excites me. What started out as more straightforward horrorcore has grown heavier and more abrasive with subsequent releases. The … Continue reading 141: BACKXWASH
INDUSTRIAL METAL IN THE NU-METAL ERA
At this point I was only familiar with a few of their songs, but I knew I liked them. But it didn’t matter if I didn’t know the songs, or if I understood the Finnish lyrics, because I was surrounded by people screaming every word.