Trickster is an album that meshes dark industrial pulse with passionate female emotion. Kidneythieves may only consist of Free Dominguez and Brian M. Somers, but the atmospheric music they combine to create sounds almost orchestral in nature. Dominguez's vocals can sound full of despair one minute, and deep with longing in another, comparable to such female singers such as Tori Amos and former Human Waste Project's Aimee Echo. The massive programming force propelled by Somers brings to mind Nine Inch Nails. Kidneythieves display skill and unlimited potential with Trickster, a seething debut of industrial menace that knows when to show its sensitive side.
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AllMusic Review by Jason D. Taylor