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REVIVISCENCE

Time Machine

 

Progressive Metal

3.70 | 17 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars It seems like this band has a different vocalist for every new album they release, and this is no exception. I also want to say that "Eternity Ends" is by far my favourite TIME MACHINE album and one I still listen to. I believe this concept album is the second in the trilogy. Some guests here including the two lead guitarists from ANGRA. And speaking of ANGRA this latest album from TIME MACHINE does have a Power-Metal flavour at times but not nearly as strong as ANGRA's style.

"Obscurity Within" opens with atmosphere and some orchestral sounds. Some power before a minute. "Rotten Souls" kicks in with a drum onslaught right away. Guitar joins in then it settles before kicking back in again. Vocals follow. Some double bass drumming and lots of guitar as well. "Rivivscence" kicks in around a minute but settles quickly as reserved vocals come in. It kicks in again as contrasts continue. Some atmosphere to end it as it blends into the short "Satur" piece. "Angle Lucifer" features drums and synths standing out as vocals come in and riffs come and go. It's building then it settles again as themes are repeated. "Burning Crosses" is another short atmospheric piece.

"Grains Of Sand" opens with synths then drums come in followed by guitar. Vocals are next. For the first time the guitar reminds me of older TIME MACHINE albums 4 minutes in. Spoken words end it. "Alhambra" is acoustic guitar melodies throughout. "Tears Of Jerusalem" has this Oriental sounding intro and outro. It then kicks in heavily with synths and riffa before settling right down with reserved vocals. It's building as the tempo and mood continue to change. "The Calling" opens with drums and guitar pounding away like a stampede. It settles after 2 1/2 minutes and synths wash in. Kicks back in and some ripping guitar follows. "Seeds Of Revolution" is a good heavy tune. "Revolution" opens with synths and beat before kicking in quickly. A calm later before that fuller sound returns.

Sure this is a well played album but the vocals don't do a lot for me or a lot of the compositions.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |

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