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4.84 | 6 ratings | 1 reviews | 50% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1999

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Feeding the Machine (6:14)
2. Contagion (5:20)
3. No One Can Tell You (6:01)
4. Epoch (7:15)
5. Deconstruct (6:19)
6. Odyssey (7:35)
7. Through Your Eyes (Distant Mirrors) (7:42)
8. Race With Devil on Spanish Highway (6:20)
9. Visitors (7:01)
10. In Lingua Mortua (3:46)

Total Time: 63:37

Line-up / Musicians

- James Murphy / guitars, keyboards
- Steve DiGiorgio / bass
- Deen Castronovo / drums
- Stu Hamm / bass (6)
- Jeremy Colson / drums (4, 6, 8 & 9)
- Clark Brown / vocals (1 & 5)
- Chuck Billy / vocals (3)
- John west / vocals (9)
- Chris Long / vocals (7)
- Trent Gardner / vocals in middle section (7)
- Matt Guillory / all keyboards (4, 6, 8 & 9) and keyboard solo (2)
- Vitalij Kupri / keyboard solo (1)
- Chris Kontos / percussion (8)
- Lonnie Park / additional vocals (9)

Releases information

Released on Cd at Shrapnel Records in1999

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(50%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(33%)
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Review by b_olariu
5 stars Feeding the machine is his second solo effort so far and a damn good album all the way. On this album every piece shines and James Murphy proves once again that he is among the best in his field and an inovative guitarist, Some pieces are here real treasures with some very fine and intristing solos and riffs combined with intelligent key arrangements made from this seconfd album a real awesome release in metal zone and progressive metal in particular. Again the list of musicians from Feeding the machine is top notch like:Chuck Billy ( vocals from Testament), John West ( voice of Artension on some albums and now in Royal Hunt), Steve DiGiorgio( he is the god of bass and member in Sadus and colaborations with many bands like Death for ex or Artension), Jeremy Coulson and Stuart Hamm (both from prog metal band Dali's Dilemma), Trent Gardner (Magellan), etc - so, a line-up hard to beat. Feeding the machine released in february 1999 is better than the predecesor, because the album is more polished and more inventice in same time. His fingers on guitar shows that he is s big name in last 20 years. The album is now more towards progressive metal with some metal leanings here and there. Some outstandig key passages are here on some pieces. Aswell here is a cover of Al DiMeola - Race With Devil on Spanish Highway from Elegant gypsy 1977, in Murphy's interpretation here this version kick ass all the way, even better than the original and from Dixie Dregs - Odyssey. All the pieces shines here and James Murphy shines aswell on every second and note he mange to create. Feeding the machine is an album who is in my collection since he was relesed 10 years ago and has a special place and a constant movement in my CD player. Recommended one of the best album from the '90's and among the best albums ever in my opinion. 5 star to me ears for sure. A masterpiece of modern prog metal.

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