Metropolis recording artist Front Line Assembly’s newest release is AirMech. What can you expect from one of the pioneers of EBM and industrial music? It seems inevitable that every new album will be held under the microscope, for better or worse. AirMech, however, marks a shift from thrashing dance fest to something dark, slow, and brooding. As the soundtrack to the video game also known as AirMech, this collection of songs creeps, lurks, and hisses its way through sinister, industrial-laced atmospheres. If you’re looking for another Tactical Neural Implant or Caustic Grip, you’ll be disappointed. And I found the dubstep breakdown in the middle of “Everything that Was Before” to be rather off-putting and make me long for, well, everything that was before. But if this album is indicative of anything, it’s that Bill Leeb and co. are never short of ideas.