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Machinery - The Passing (CD)

The Passing
by Yiannis Dafopoulos at 29 May 2008, 2:36 PM

It was only two years ago when I had the chance to review MACHINERY's previous full-length effort Degeneration. While writing the last words for my review, I said that this band was hiding many surprises for us in the near future. As it seems I was right, since the band is back refreshed and powerful, ready to make the big step into the big league.

One thing that made a negative impression on me was the band's not so professional approach since even their Myspace page was not so helpful. This may be the least, but it is surely something that helps the band promote its music. Not only they have re-designed their page, they have also left their previous label Last Entertainment Productions to sign with a much more known label, the one and only Regain Records.

MACHINERY's sophomore album is equipped with an obviously better and more powerful sound, which was crafted at Black Lounge studio by Jonas Kjellgren (SCAR SYMMETRY, CENTINEX). The band insists that it plays a mixture of Thrash, Death, Heavy, Black & Progressive Metal, but I will surely disagree with that. According to what my ears tell me, the Swedish metallers manage to create a nice mixture of Thrash/Death Metal with some fragments of Power Metal, which may remind you of bands like ARCH ENEMY, MERCENARY, IMAGIKA, as well as some STRAPPING YOUNG LAD mostly due to the singer's vocals. As I said in my Degeneration review, it is like he is trying to sound exactly like Devin Townsend.

MACHINERY are steadily finding their personal sound and this along with the fact that they are on a known label will help them a lot in their career. These guys are surely a band to watch out for and I am damn sure that they will make us spend more and more time on them in the future.


4 Star Rating

Reason Is The Truth
I Divine
Dead Man
Delirium In Vengeance
Decide By Pain
The Passing
Waiting For The Wave
Michel Isberg - Vocals, Guitar
Mano Lewys - Guitar
Peter Berg - Bass
Johan Westman - Drums, Backing Vocals
Fredrik Klingwall - Keyboards
Record Label: Regain Records


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