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LEGEND PART II

Saviour Machine

 

Progressive Metal

3.92 | 15 ratings

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niemax
5 stars LEGEND II is in my opinion Saviour Machine's best release so far... In fact, LEGEND II is my all time favourite album! From start to end (all 79.30 minutes(!)) this cd is dark, heavy, depressing and yet hopeful, overwhelming ands so detailed... More than any other release of Saviour Machine is LEGEND II symphonic... Immagine this great cathedral with in the center a stage on which this rock band stands and in the circle around them this great orchestra with violins, fluits, horns and great percussion and an enormous choir! And the ceiling and the walls of the cathedral are painted with dragons, beasts of all sorts, storms and oceans, wars of angels and demons and suddenly all comes to live! That's the feeling I have when listening to LEGEND II... The songs are detailed, Eric's operatic voice is dramatic, emotional and sounds full of despair, hope, anger, wrath... I guess you have to hear it before you'll believe it...

The covenant is a great album-opener... It starts slow, but soon the song is getting faster and getting overwhelming... The whore of babylon is almost aggressive... The following four songs form in fact one musical unit: the highly symphonic False prophet, more guitars in the Mark of the Beast and finally the climax in The Antichrist II: how I love the desperate voice of Eric when he calls out: 'at the time of the end the king of the south will attack, and the king of the north will come with his armies cursed to fall. I will annihilate them all and their flesh be consumed from their bones, and their eyes be dissolved in their heads and the tongues from the mouths of the dead will scream in silent horror of defeat!'

The second half of the album is less harsh than the first and speaks of hope and promises... But then when the last song falls in the dark athmosphere continues... A great song about the fallen angel with this huge choir at the end! Awesome!

I can only recommend this album to you... I'm sure it's the best you've ever heard!

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