1. A Light In The Dark 2. Against The Time 3. Absence Of Light 4. War Is Alive 5. Machinery 6. The Menace
It seems like more and more great bands come out of the icy climate of Finland. This time around we get Machina, a comprehensive power prog act that combines the sounds of Stratovarius, Thunderstone, and Voice into an effective and rousing display of musical vision and art.
"Dark Age Digital" is the band's first recording to date, a six song journey that really focuses on more of a well rounded power metal approach. Obviously the fast, speedy set is firmly in place, but along the way comes tons of hook and melodic vocal lines that serve as fuel for the fire. At times I can hear the Finland sound, almost as if the guitar licks found throughout are just cold enough to encourage that troop of Sentenced/Amorphis vagabonds. However the end result is enough power and prog to satisfy fans of Kamelot, Royal Hunt, and most comparable...Voice.
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