October’s EMusic Downloads

October’s 90:

* “_consume adapt create_ by *Architect*”:http://www.emusic.com/album/Architect-consume-adapt-create-MP3-Download/11824498.html

* “_Japanese Heavy Rock Hits V.3 — 16:47:52_ by *Boris*”:http://www.emusic.com/album/Boris-Japanese-Heavy-Rock-Hits-V-3-16-47-52-MP3-Download/11721863.html

* “_Making Monsters_ by *Combichrist*”:http://www.emusic.com/album/Combichrist-Making-Monsters-MP3-Download/12089259.html
Typical of Combichrist, this is some hard-hitting eminently danceable industrial music. It’s more consistent than previous albums, though, and seems lyrically less (but not much less) ridiculous. Good fun, the band’s best effort to date.

* “_Humanoids from the Deep_ by *DJ?Acucrack*”:http://www.emusic.com/album/DJ-Acucrack-Humanoids-from-the-Deep-MP3-Download/11100255.html

* “_Sunde_ by *Eisbrecher*”:http://www.emusic.com/album/Eisbrecher-S%C3%BCnde-MP3-Download/11840083.html

* “_Exit Calm_ by *Exit Calm*”:http://www.emusic.com/album/Exit-Calm-Exit-Calm-MP3-Download/11956979.html
I have to thank “Alan Cross over at Explore Music”:http://is.gd/g61nD for this discovery. Exit Calm sound so much like Storm in Heaven-era Verve it’s uncanny, but they’re so damn good that it’s hard to complain about such obvious homage. This is a terrific album – it’s on my short list for best album of the year.

* “_Out for Blood_ by *Unit:187*”:http://www.emusic.com/album/Unit-187-Out-for-Blood-MP3-Download/12157166.html
Hard industrial from Vancouver. It’s been a long time since Unit:187 released an album (their last release was 2003’s _Capital Punishment_) but this is worth the wait. This album is, with apologies to George Orwell, like a boot stomping your brain forever.

* “_Moving On_ by *Unter Null*”:http://www.emusic.com/album/Unter-Null-Moving-On-MP3-Download/11841387.html
Excellent EBM! Dark, yet danceable. An excellent cover of Nick Cave and the Bad Seed’s _The Mercy Seat_ is just icing on an extremely tasty cake.