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3.45 | 19 ratings | 4 reviews | 5% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2004

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Obscurity Within (1:49)
2. Rotten Souls (4:03)
3. Reviviscence (6:51)
4. Sator (0:40)
5. Angel Lucifer (5:05)
6. Burning Crosses (0:53)
7. Grains of Sand (6:37)
8. Alhambra (2:44)
9. Tears of Jerusalem (5:52)
10. The Calling (4:55)
11. Seeds of Revolution (6:52)
12. Revelation (5:50)

Total Time 52:11

Line-up / Musicians

- Marco Sivo / vocals
- Gianluca Ferro / guitars, keyboards, programming
- Gianluca Galli / guitars
- Lorenzo Deho / bass, keyboards, programming
- Sigfrido Percich / drums, programming

- Rafael Bittencourt / guitar
- Kiko Loureiro / guitar
- Fabio Rebeiro / keyboards
- Mariano Croce / guitar
- Andrea Mastroianni / keyboards
- Matteo Giuliani / backing vocals

Releases information

CD Sensory Records #3023 / Massacre Records #MAS CD0434

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TIME MACHINE Reviviscence ratings distribution

(19 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(5%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(42%)
Good, but non-essential (32%)
Collectors/fans only (21%)
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Review by AtLossForWords
4 stars Time Machine has had a long established career in progressive metal. Despite their small popularity this Italian band have released ten studio albums over 11 years. Quite a long catalogue they have isn't it? Their latest album Reviviscence delivers the same stunning quality that they have consistently delivered for the past eleven years of their career.

For this album Time Machine have also delivered an excellent cast of guests making cameos on the album, Rafael Bittencourt and Kiko Loreiro for Angra the two most known. On Revivscence the band takes a conceptual/theme approach about the evil in our world today, terrorism. The songs are neutral, but offer an artistic obserbvation on the conflicts in the Middle East. Not specifically the war on terrorism (I got a chuckle out of the Bush clip in "Grains of Sand"), but also on the Jewish and Palestinian conflict. Time Machine has delivered an album that is not of the past, not of the future, but of our time. The song titles may seem somewhat grotesque for such an intellectual album, but they are best viewed from up-close, to see the intellectual reasons for their selection.

The vocalist Marco Sivo delivers an amazing vocal performance. From the first lyrics in "Rotten Souls", a listener can immediately believe that the album is one with a talented and unique vocal performance. Sivo have a unique style and voice, which makes this album such an addictive listen. He uses a diverse range throughout the album, and calmly paces his phrases with excellent enunciation.

Gianluca Ferro and Gianluca Galli show off mass amounts of skill Both of these guitarists are endowed with amazing sweeping skills. Yet at the same time,posess an excellent ability to back off and play catchier melodies. The sweeps are their bread and butter though. Anyone that has a hunger for Jasun Tipton (Zero Hour) like precise guitar leads will without a doubt enjoy the performances from these two guitarists. These guitarists can also play slower controlled styles all throughout the album. In songs such as the title track, the acoustic parts in a song like "Tears of Jersusalem" nails the Middle Eastern concept and atmosphere of this album.

Lorenzo Deho makes more of an impact rythymnically supply the bottom end below a great vocalist, and two excellent lead guitarists. There's not really much space him to explore with his instrument, but the bass sets up some excellent harmonies, and really makes some of the slower songs come togethor. Deho also makes a contribution on keyboards on this album, where the atmosphere they produce really nails the mood.

Sigfrido Percich, much like the bassist Deho, makes more of a rythymnic contribution than a technical one. The drums provide a constant rock solid feel that really locks the band in. Percich isn't a busy drummer with endless fills, but he can roll across him toms to set up the next transition with admirable skill.

The production is excellent, especially the guitars. The atmospheric keyboards attack the listener in a variety of ways with excellent clarity. I can't be more complementary of the vocals, one of the clearest a listener will ever hear. After eleven years, a listner can expect good production from a band, Time Machine delivers just that.

This is an excellent addition to any fan of progressive metal, especially those that love the dark technique oriented albums releasted from Sensory Records.

Review by Mellotron Storm
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.

Latest members reviews

2 stars The fourth (and to date last) full-length album of Italian prog-metallers Time Machine continues the trilogy based on Valerio Evangelisti's book "Cherudek" that the band had started with their 2001's LP Evil. Released in 2004, Reviviscence also continues Time Machine's tradition of frequent personne ... (read more)

Report this review (#2595430) | Posted by lukretio | Sunday, September 19, 2021 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Reviviscence is great! The album starts with "Obscurity Within", very dark entrance and continues with "Rotten Souls", the most powerfull Time Machine song ever! The listener will find jewels as Angel Lucifer and Seeds of Revolution with a fantastic acoustic guitar solo. It's impossible to desc ... (read more)

Report this review (#29831) | Posted by | Wednesday, March 23, 2005 | Review Permanlink

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