"Degeneration" (Last Entertainment; 2007)
Reviewed by Mike SOS
Machinery is a quintet hailing from Sweden whose progressive approach to their blistering assault is garnished with Nevermore-esque structures intertwined with the usual batterings found on cuts like "River Red."
Despite lackluster production, the nine-track "Degeneration" manages to captivate with an enriched sense of musicianship and a solid songwriting prowess that keeps the songs teetering between left-of-center art-metal and in-your-face power groove.
Knowing how to kick ass and keep themselves musically challenged in the process, this outfit (despite their obvious leanings on a certain Seattle metal troupe) has put forth a sturdy metal album brimming with intellectual fury for those who prefer thinking man's metal.
For more information, check out http://www.machinery.se or http://www.myspace.com/machineryswe.
A classic. This record will kick your ass.
Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.
So-so. You've heard better.
Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.
Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.
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