Various Mind Ripper II

Old school Rivetheads rejoice. As I put this one on I was immediately reminded of the glory days of Catch-22 and the Boom Boom Room. What we have here are 12 new songs from six veteran bands. The bands showcased here are Girls Under Glass, Plastic Noise Experiment, the Fair Sex, Testify, Death and Horror Inc. and Sielwolf, all with two songs each. Even though these bands may not have reached mainstream status, they helped pioneer what we call Industrial today. Also, the great thing about this compilation is the way it flows. No filler here, just great song after great song showcasing great talent that doesn’t make you want to skip tracks. Highly recommended for those wanting to hear something new that sounds like the past and highly recommended to those wanting to see where industrial roots come from. (Van Richter)