Mechina Xenon
3.4 Release Date: 2014
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3.5 greatTrey Spencer STAFF | March 30th 14

These guys have definitely perfected their formula. What is that formula? Symphonic Industrial Death Metal. Even though the songs are maybe a little too similar, the album still ends up being pretty great.

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3.5 greatMagnus Altkula STAFF | January 31st 14

Xenon is not as great as Empyrean, but it's a cool record regardless. Not many bands play symphonic metal like these guys do. Xenon doesn't manage to pull off the "journey" feel as well as Empyrean did, but production-wise it is a much improved record with guitars that actually have crunch to them and a sound that is bigger in scope. Unfortunately, the mix doesn't let the instruments and elements breathe and develop enough, and while the symphonic/industrial/death metal ball that is Xenon is wildly entertaining, it doesn't fulfill on the raw promise of Empyrean. Still, "Xenon", "Tartarus" and "Actaeon" are absolutely mesmeric tracks. Here's to hoping that Mechina's next album pushes the envelope even further without any setbacks.

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0.0 decoyoctopus | January 2nd 14

This album was sort of a fun listen.. but the machine gun drums, the muted palm 'djenty' guitar playing, the auto-tuning, and the symphonics all sorta seemed gimmicky to me. At it's core, the metal itself was not that impressive.

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4.5 superbMiikkee | January 2nd 14

Mechina is one of the most favorite metal bands for me and your new album Xenon is almost 50 minutes of great atmospheric music ;)

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4.0 excellentBloodlax | May 28th 14
3.5 greatserhlo | April 19th 14
3.5 greatILiveInNetherlands | March 18th 14
4.0 excellentCarbonKhazi | March 14th 14
4.5 superbdeyp | March 13th 14
4.0 excellentprogpostman | March 1st 14
3.0 goodpremmisseth | February 26th 14
4.0 excellentgallus90 | February 23rd 14
2.5 averagebarisius | February 14th 14
3.5 greatclaytonchen | February 3rd 14
3.5 greatdismember55 | February 2nd 14
3.5 greatStayUseless | January 30th 14
3.0 goodWill C. | January 25th 14
3.5 greatVak | January 15th 14
3.0 goodslajk2 | January 15th 14
3.0 goodOmeggia | January 14th 14
3.0 goodtacos N stuff | January 14th 14
4.5 superbDave Beans | January 13th 14
3.0 goodMike Denison | January 13th 14
4.5 superbDimmuBurger101 | January 12th 14
3.0 goodTWIGtheWONDERKID | January 12th 14
3.5 greatjayfatha | January 11th 14
3.0 goodKJ | January 10th 14
3.0 goodDunpeal | January 10th 14
2.5 averageJason-Lowder | January 10th 14
2.5 averagePizzahut | January 9th 14
4.5 superbIsaiah Mousseau | January 9th 14
4.0 excellentDrawk | January 6th 14
2.0 poorCaptainDooRight | January 6th 14
3.5 greatmortifierftw | January 6th 14
3.5 greatAmphoteric | January 6th 14
3.5 greatTheIbar | January 6th 14
2.5 averageJCGold14 | January 5th 14
3.5 greatAmebix | January 5th 14
3.0 goodRobert Garland CONTRIBUTOR | January 4th 14
3.5 greatpizzamachine | January 4th 14
3.5 greatEmotional, Beautiful, Evocative, Otherworldly (I'm Not Pots | January 4th 14
3.5 greatN2B3J | January 4th 14
2.5 averageMyrkur | January 4th 14
3.0 goodmICHICHICHI | January 3rd 14
4.0 excellentSputnik's official false metal authority | January 3rd 14
4.0 excellentFranticDisemboweler | January 2nd 14

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