Review: Front Line Assembly member Rhys Fulber returns to deliver his third artist album for Sonic Groove. As before, his ability to take a wider view of industrial is audible from the get-go, with the punishing, bruising rhythm of "Concrete Cogitation" imbued with neo-classical strings and the dense rumble of "Collapsing Empires" breaking into wired electronic blips. Sandwiched in between heads-down numbers like "Glory to Labour", Fulber also impresses with his ventures into home listening soundscapes, and the atmospheric "Dead Reckon" the ominous swells of "Transfiguration". The dramatic, haunting tones of "Empire Collapse" also shows that Collapsing Empires was designed for the mind as much as the feet.
Review: Rhys Fulber is a veteran producer who was best known for his work as part of Front Line Assembly. Your Dystopia is his debut album under his own name, and it's a bleak but enthralling affair. From the dense, stepping breaks of "Cognitivia" and "Inhabits Eternity" - where a creepy vocal insinuates itself into the arrangement - through the pounding, ebm-fuelled "Limited Vision" and "Creosote", and the tough techno of "Truncheon", a bleak mood hangs over each track. While it is more visceral than Fulber's storied back catalogue as Front Line Assembly, pieces like "Anhedonia" do imagine the brutal, dystopian world that Fulber has always hinted at with irresistible malevolence.