3 of 6 thought this review was well writtenMechina - The Assembly of Tyrants
Vocals - Dave Holch
Guitar - Joe Tiberi
Bass - Jon Oloier
Drums - Scott Oloier
I'm not sure who does Keyboards.
Mechina is an industrial/death metal band from the Chicago area. They currently are not signed to a record label, although they have gotten many offers. This is their first full-length release.
The Assembly of Tyrants
is 45 minutes of pure, amazing, atmospheric metal. It does not and cannot get much better. First, let me start off by saying that the drum work leaves me in awe. On Shattered Cry
, the drumming is just insanely fast, the man knows how to use the double-bass, that's for sure. Also noteworthy is the keyboarding. It creates breath-taking atmospheres in songs like Clash of Cultures
and is never over used like in some other bands. Another cool thing is that they added some interludes to add to the overall atmosphere, making this CD seem almost symphonic. Also, the lyrics are very intelligent.
Well for one the vocals are alright, but nothing special. Dave does try to mix it up a little by using clean vocals in songs like Afterimage
, but it doesn't really bring anything too new to the table. The guitar/bass work is nothing special, there are some unique riffs here and there but it leaves me desiring a little more creativity. Could use some guitar solos.
Although there were a few things that weren't completely amazing, it all adds up to create one amazingly solid release. I highly recommend this to fans of early Fear Factory.
1. Shattered Cry [6:10] 5/5
2. Reclemation of Mortal Nature [4:09] 3/5
3. Clash of Cultures [5:13] 5/5
4. Machine God [7:51] 4.5/5
5. Apothica [1:42] [N/A]
6. After Image [3:47] 4/5
7. Skin Deep [3:30] 3.5/5
8. Warfog [2:20] [N/A]
9. The Assembly of Tyrants [7:49] 5/5
10. Clash of Cultures (Blown Speaker Mix) [4:06] [N/A]
If you want to check out some of their songs, head on over to their myspace.