The Best Industrial / Cyber / Electronic Metal Album

1.  Amaranthe - The Nexus 161
2.  Shining (NOR) - One One One 156
3.  Mechina - Empyrean 108
4.  Neurotech - The Decipher Volumes 90
5.  Aborym - Dirty 74
6.  Scar The Martyr - Scar The Martyr 64
7.  The Amenta - Flesh Is Heir 31
8.  Obsidian Kingdom - Torn & Burnt - The Mantiis Remixes 30
9.  Combat Astronomy - Kundalini Apocalypse 18
10.  Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks (write-in vote) 7
  Control Human Delete - The Prime Mover 7
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Aborym - Dirty

Dirty is an apt title for this album here, but it's also a bit of an understatement. Aborym has provided us with the sort of nasty, filthy sonic freakshow that will clamp you by the dick and/or vaj and jam black metal rods into your orifices. Metaphorically speaking, of course. Mostly.

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Amaranthe - The Nexus

On The Nexus, Amaranthe bring you more of the same: three vocalists interacting majestically, a thunderous backing track, and keyboards sprucing up the melodies. If you don't mind having a lot of pop in your metal, then allow yourself to be carried away by the illustrious and plentiful sing-alongs. This stuff is super slick and mellifluous to the max.

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Combat Astronomy - Kundalini Apocalypse

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Dark jazz instrumentations over gritty, pounding metal guitars and bass? Check. Electronic layering on top of an harsh and noisy sound processing? Check. Dark and hypnotic mostly-instrumental stuff? Sure! Bloody damn good? Hell yeah.

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Control Human Delete - The Prime Mover

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Industrial black metal or black industrial metal, is this the question? Doesn't really matter as long as the music is good. The Prime Mover is changing in nature, even somewhat progressive with space themed sci-fi lyrics to boot. It's a scifientifically interesting album, no less.

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Mechina - Empyrean

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Refining the concept laid out with Conqueror, their first album, Mechina's Empyrean showcases an unique and excellent mix between death, symphonic and industrial metal - all the while telling their science-fiction / space-opera story. All elements, from riffs to symphonic arrangements to sound processings work perfectly well together to make this Empyrean an album to be experienced!

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Neurotech - The Decipher Volumes

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Neurotech brings to the scene something unique and highly addictive: a brand of cyber metal that carries with it plenty of pop-esque catchy formulas as well as a grandiose atmosphere. The Decipher Volumes is also an excellent display of intense, heavy groove-laden passages that benefit from solo artist/mastermind Wulf. This is music you can either dance, mosh, or relax to, which is quite a feat in itself.

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Obsidian Kingdom - Torn & Burnt - The Mantiis Remixes

One of last year's contenders in the Avantgarde category, Obsidian Kingdom's Mantiis just saw seven of its songs remixed. Great names in the electonica / indus / hip-hop scenes, like Necro Deathmort or Mr Oktopus of Dälek fame, transfigured these tracks for a result often as stunning as the original - all the while keeping the unique vibe that made Mantiis such a brilliant album.

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Scar The Martyr - Scar The Martyr

Scar The Martyr is the new project of Slipknot's Joey Jordison, featuring Strapping Young Lad's Jed Simon on guitar. Perhaps this is an inexplicable pairing, but the results suggest that it is a beneficial one. This is something too Rammstein to be Slipknot, too Murderdolls to be The Misfits; these songs have a cold, industrial edge balanced out by haunting melodies. With this new album, Joey Jordison shows us that he might be out of Slipknot but he isn't out of the game.

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Shining (NOR) - One One One

One One One is Blackjazz (Shining's previous masterpiece) gone radio-friendly. See, it is based on the classic chorus-verse structure, and the songs are about the 3-4 minutes mark... With all its predecessor's batshit craziness, with distorted vocals, lunatic sax and jazzy drumming, all included for everyone's listening pleasure.

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The Amenta - Flesh Is Heir

After some serious line-up changes, The Amenta returned with Flesh Is Heir, as always an ultra aggressive, dissonant affair between death and industrial (with a black spicing added this time). And as they take no prisoners - even the ambiant passages won't ease your mind - this is assuredly not for the faint of heart, but for the twisted souls that can endure and love their relentless noisy assaults. Probably their best album to date!

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