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


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?.


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.


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)


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

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

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

Compendium Machinery Vibrates (2005)

Genre: Other

Origin IT

Added: January 5th 2006
Reviewer: Jan-Mikael Erakare
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Language: english


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