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LEGEND PART I

Saviour Machine

 

Progressive Metal

3.88 | 26 ratings

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weaverinhisweb
4 stars Legend Part I is the first of a trilogy of albums by Saviour Machine. This album is christian music, but it is unlike any christian music you have ever heard. There are no feel good "Jesus loves me this I know . . ." lyrics that are present in more contemporary christian bands. There are also no jugdements made such as "accept the Lord or burn in hell" in the lyrics. This album just lays it on the line and tells a prophecy in blunt terms, no watering anything down.

To explain this album best, it is a musical interpretation of the book of Revelations in the Bible. The trilogy tells the prophecy of the end of the world. From WWIII to the Antichrist, the abomination of desolation, the epic battle between Heaven and Hell, this trilogy leaves nothing out. The lyrics are chilling, dark forboding and about as beautiful as you can get.

This is a gothic metal/rock opera, a huge concept album spanning 3 albums at the moment and a 4th coming on 7/7/07. The songs are all very well put together, with a blend of soft, melencholy piano pieces, driving distorted guitar riffs, some middle eastern melodies, beautiful soaring choral sections, and the incredible vocals of Eric Clayton.

For anyone who has heard the album "Human Equation" by Ayreon, you will understand how incredible Eric Clayton's vocal talents are. He was featured as the voice of "Reason" on that album. He has a low, soulfull voice, and he pours out every bit of feeling into the music.

The album has a very dark, forboding feeling to it. Although it is a christian album, I recommend this to nonbelievers as well. The musical quality is fantastic, and the sound quality is some of the best I have ever heard. I highly recommend this to any fan of melodic/gothic metal.

This is one of my favorite albums of all time. Every part of the Legend Trilogy is equally good. I get chills whenever I hear any of the albums in the trilogy.

weaverinhisweb | 4/5 |

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