Mater Machina - Compendium Machinery Vibrates


Year of Release: 2005
Label: Self-released/Bunkker Records
Catalog Number: n/a
Format: CD
Total Time: 00:00:00

Evaluation:

Note to bands: if you send your disc to be reviewed, send the actual artwork if you have it ? don't send a photocopy of the thumbnails from your website ? if you want a review then present your work as you would like it to be perceived ? if you send poorly printed cheap-looking packages along with a CDR and expect to impress, your work will be in vain?.

Analysis:

Hardcore ranting over industrial-tinged riffing ? Meshuggah-lite if you will ? right down to the lead guitar tones, this is a shadow of what is truly innovative and heavy. Each piece careens into the next, cutting a swathe to be sure but only by sheer, blundering force of will.

"Sea Of Skin" deserves a mention for providing minor respite from the blatant Meshuggah-worship through its creative use of cleaner, sparser guitar textures and vocal effects (although the break is fleeting). Overall the musicianship is top notch.

Rating:

3.5 /5 (the plus is for the bass ? very well recorded and present ... often in this style of music the bass is felt rather than heard)

Summary:

Mater Machina lacks an identity of its own, creating nothing new, preferring to recycle instead?


Tracklisting:
Lead Me / Whole World Hush / Phenomenon Ex Noumenon / Smackdown / Sea Of Skin / Guinea Pig: I'm The Guinea Pig / Guinea Pig: Revived / AngerAngel / Mater / High-Resolution Pain

Musicians:
Valynor -vocals
Anti - guitar
Sim - guitar
Lace - bass
Erik - drums

Discography:
Compendium Machinery Vibrates (2005)

Genre: Other

Origin IT

Added: January 5th 2006
Reviewer: Jan-Mikael Erakare
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Artist website: www.matermachina.com
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Language: english

  

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