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Friday, February 19, 2016

Review: Machinæ - Clockwork

Machinæ is a awesome melodeath band from Finland. Now there are many great melodeath bands from Finland (Children of Bodom, Norther, Amorphis) and it is expected from them to be good and to bring something new or better to the table. And Machinæ does that in full.

They are going in a more modern way of playing melodeath, the approach of using some metalcore techniques or approaches to riffing and some breakdowns. Normally the mix of melodeath and metalcore is very bad, as it takes some of both and none are prevalent, and by that it gives a watered down version of both. Machinæ went around the issue by using only a vocal technique and breakdowns of metalcore and keeping everything else from melodeath.

The sound overall is solid with considerable amount of compression on the guitar riffing and at the same time a lot of clarity in the melodic parts, and the quality of the sound for the guitars is never going down. The quality of the rest of the instruments is also immense and gives it a great filling the songs, I only have a complaint about the drum sounds. The drum sound in some parts of the songs are diluted by the guitars and vocals, and some of the cymbals are lost in the mix. None the less the mix is great, and gives the listener the full experience of the album.

The album is great and I would give it a 9/10, and recommend it to anyone who is into Finnish melodeath.

Written by Nikola Milošević

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