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Established trademark in today’s electronic music scene, Belgium’s Alfa Matrix record company has also always shown a large part of eclecticism in the selection of the artists signed to the label… Well, HALO IN REVERSE is living proof of this and above all a very promising surprise for the new year. HALO IN REVERSE confirms that there is still talent around to be discovered and that electronic music can still be more than the average boom boom club noise of today.

This one-man American band fits well under the electro/industrial rock genre mixing trashy guitar with depressive piano rolls and aggressive intricate electronics, fusing Joshua Steffen’s raging sexuality, personal demons and powerful attitude into high-energy synthesizers.

Drawing from influences as diverse as DEPECHE MODE, Peter Gabriel, MINISTRY or yet Rob Zombie, it is with NINE INCH NAILS’ early and more aggressive days that HALO IN REVERSE’s music is the most easily compared to. If obviously following the direction brought by Trent Reznor, Joshua Steffen is definitely doing his own thing, combining emotional melodies with caustic synthesizer and guitar textures, mixing the organic with the synthetic in a mélange that is as enticing as it is aggravating. His most striking and dominant own characteristic of all being no doubt Joshua’s passionate and intoxicating voice: strong, decadent, artfully lustrous and dreamy.


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  • xaer0knight

    better than the last 2 albums by NIN.. sounds like classic NIN to me. i like it :D could play there song Into It while playing Quake 1 :D

    31 Aug 2013 Reply
  • sandis000000

    lol nin wannabe

    11 Aug 2013 Reply
  • KoromoAmae

    Also, I'm not saying this band is bad. I quite like it; sounds like TDS B-sides. But it's still a ripoff.

    31 Jul 2013 Reply
  • KoromoAmae

    There's a difference between being in the spirit of NIN (Ministry, Godflesh, Stabbing Westward) than being an imitator of NIN (this).

    13 Jul 2013 Reply
  • inflikkt

    king o is awesome... next album is going to be great :D

    24 Jun 2013 Reply
  • inflikkt

    is the tyrant new? cool song on comp..

    14 May 2013 Reply
  • TaggingMachine

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    2 Jan 2012 Reply
  • miss_maleficus

    NIN tribute band.

    16 Oct 2011 Reply
  • synkro

    personally, i much prefer HiR to NIN. i hate NIN.

    7 Apr 2011 Reply
  • mmynxx

    And duh, most bands got their inspiration from other bands. How else can artists come up with new music? Everybody gets his inspiration somewhere. I like this. So whatever. At least you didn't say they copied Tool. Buahhahaha

    24 Dec 2010 Reply
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    14 Dec 2010 Reply
  • AEcid

    WTF from the name over the visuals to the music this is a bland nin copy. nobody should support that, how unoriginal can you be?

    22 Nov 2010 Reply
  • nietkopf

    Besides NIN there are a lot of similarities to 16 Volt and the Coldwave movement. Although it's nothing new at least it's not following the herd, quite like it.

    25 Oct 2010 Reply
  • BrokenRazorwire

    yeah.. decent stuff :)

    18 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Bauzi

    I don't care if he tries to copy NIN. I really enjoy his music. Since NIN went into a different direct (which I sill like), I really welcome Halo In Reverse. Everybody gets his inspiration somewhere. So whatever.

    28 Jun 2010 Reply
  • TheBlackRaven87

    well everyone has different opinions. i like "With Teeth" of NIN (maybe because it was the 1st industrial-album i ever listened to back then in 2005) for example, and i'm bored of all these NIN-haters. But Halo In Reverse sounds interesting. will give him another listen soon.

    28 Feb 2010 Reply
  • sftundkrft

    he has still put out better material than trent has in the last ten years and sounds way more aggresive. sharp harssh and to the point.

    27 Dec 2009 Reply
  • Cru_X

    Really good band, but it's pretty hard not to think of it as a NIN ripoff.

    3 Dec 2008 Reply
  • AcronymBlood_

    The real tags for this should be Halo in Яeverse

    26 Oct 2008 Reply
  • blister555

    excellent industrial-rock shit :D

    30 Sep 2008 Reply
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