|MACHINE MEN: "Elegies" machine men|
review by Desiree "Shagarth" Güthlin____
Already the first hearing of
the disc lets my heart beat faster. Thus an album should be, voice and
music fit perfectly, the sequence of the tracks is well chosen, rather quiet, sometimes loudly and smashing,
sometimes a ballad like they better couldn’t be.
The album of the young
musicians from Finland encloses ten songs. "Falling" (which
was also brought out as a single-extraction) and "Back From The
Days", which both quite clearly are the break of the album for me.
"October" is held rather quiet, nice melodic swings and the
right reef include at the right places.
fans of ballads come with "Apathy" (I think I can say it’s
half a ballad) and "From Sunrise To Sunset", almost a stately
ballad which comes across let and nevertheless, also expression-bringing
after their wishes.
the remaining songs also leave not unnoticed,
" Dream and
"The Traitor "and "Daytime
Theatre" let the eyes of every fan of the power and heavy
rail shine , here you get the feeling that the guys know a lot about their
The only song which doesn’t fit to me is
Of Resurrection", this one sounds too much
to me, and, in any case, I can listen to no right structure
here, also not after hearing again and again.
Antony's independent, but of Dickinson reminding, strong voice fits together talented with the music. The "Freak" cover (originally from Bruce Dickinson’s "Accident Of Birth") soundsgood, even if it does not approach with that of Bruce at all.
The Cover-Artwork was
provided by the Norwegian Christian Ruud, simple but rather
interesting, well fits to the disc. In general, this is a very likeable
volume for ears and eyes also. A bit more percussion would be right with
the one or other song.
Briefly summarized: Nice
tunefully, quietly held, but still an inspiring album full of pressure
which one should absolutely sometimes tried out. My personal favourite is
quite clear. "Back From The Days"
which begins with a kind of
intro and the voice
is used then jerkily.
Between the vocal inserts over
and over again guitars full of sound and flows of bas
, and also the
percussion doesn’t come too briefly on this occasion.
Elegies, appeared in Germany
on 8th August and 22nd August (under Century Media Records) in remaining
Europe, it is Machine men's second album, after “Scars and
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