While birthed in the late 1980s, it was in the 1990s that the industrial metal genre came to full fruition with the likes of Godflesh, Ministry, Pitch Shifter, Fear Factory, Front Line Assembly, and even Nine Inch Nails carving out (or in some cases sampling) metal inspired riffing over a backbone of electronic malevolence and brutal machine driven percussion. In that tradition, BLACK MAGNET offers the haunted pummeling synthesis that is their debut album, Hallucination Scene.
From the initial battering of opener “Divination Equipment,” it is clear BLACK MAGNET plays heavy guitar focused music with equal devotion to industrial rhythms and electronic machine thunder. Throughout the punishing lurch a dark melodic sense throbs with uniform attention paid to the club floor as much as the mosh pit. All the while BLACK MAGNET progenitor James Hammontree guides the hallucinatory torment and ecstasy with his acerbic delivery.
20 Buck Spin will release Hallucination Scene September 4th on LP, CD, and all digital formats. Watch for preorders and additional audio previews to be issued over the coming weeks. Fans of Godflesh, Ministry, Nine Inch Nails, Front Line Assembly, Pitch Shifter, Killing Joke, and Statiqbloom, don’t miss this.