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DAMN THE MACHINE

Damn The Machine

 

Progressive Metal

3.56 | 8 ratings

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Ovidiu
4 stars ACHTUNG!This album is a forgotten jewel of one of the most original and talented guitar players Mr CHRIS POLAND,former and sometimes even actual guitar player of metal giant MEGADETH!This album is his first try with a band after leaving MEGADETH and it;'s very surprising compared to his previous activity-MEGADETH ,but no surprising at all compared to what will fallow shortly -the ultimate fusion trio OHM!Definitelly ,we feel here a mix between old and muscled rhythms from MEGADETH and some ideas about the new direction that soon will take a concrete form in OHM!In fact here,Poland was in search for a new musical direction,that's for sure!Helped by his talented bro on drums he has 2 DAVE with him on board CLEMMONS the excellent vocalist and oooops..DAVID RANDY-the bass player with whom he will release some interesting tracks on the LOST TRAX album!DAMN THE MACHINE is an interesting band from the point of view of the musical direction,it's hard to compare them with other bands in the same register!Only a few reminiscent ideas from MEGADETH,but that's less and less obvious!POLAND'S intense playing is evident on some tracks but we feel a change of ideas and some midtempo songs like HONOUR or SILENCE where there are new territories to be explored!The album is fully vocal and it's very,very well produced with an excellent sound and dynamic!Especially the bass sound is impressing,because the typical sound of Poland's guitar is wellknown and particular!On this album POLAND was focused on composition,pretty short tracks,but excellent structured and builded,and that proves when we hear the album,that in MEGADETH he was a serious composer,not only Mr Dictator Mustaine! Overall a very inspired album,very diverse and full of mature compositions played by top musicians!One more word about DAVE CLEMMONS-the vocalist who is simply perfect here-a very pleasant vocal register and perfectly fit to the music!4,5 STARS to an original piece of valuable music!
Ovidiu | 4/5 |

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