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ScreaMachine: ScreaMachine

In the wild brunt of things lodged into today’s climate, combining Kaledon, Consummatum Est, ex- Mysterhydden and Stormlord members who graciously unite to escort their well- grounded debut effort into the vigorous arms of the Metal world, they combined their talents with an essential range for courage, a rapid demeanour and an experienced foothold in that door to package the real punch for the ambitiously named ScreaMachine with their self-titled fire starter to get us in that head banging mood.

Evidently, the Italian Metallians are heavily influenced by the likes of Thrash giants Metallica and Megadeth, therefore this can be witnessed throughout the bulk of this record, especially on tracks like the crushing 'Demondome', the pedal to the metal cruise controlling catchy video single of 'The Metal Monster' and the stupendously immersive cruncher entitled 'The Human God'; keeping things peaking over the melting pot for some duration.

Additionally, there is a hint of Melodic Power Metal on offer throughout this punchy offering and it is distributed successfully with a commanding ease, cleverly sitting within the musicality to stay dwindling inside the edges on the majority of the tracks spread across the bulk of the soaring Heavy Metal expressed by the brawny Rome based quintet.

Moreover, numbers like the brilliantly constructed '52 Hz', the powerful title track album closer 'Scream Machine' and the melodious channels of the wonderfully uplifting guitar gallops delivered by the duo of Paolo Campitelli (Kaledon, Alex Mele, Kalidia) and Alex Mele (Kaledon, Alex Mele, ex-River of Change) on the sweet-sounding output of the epically satisfying darkness 'Dancing with Shadows'.

One thing to point out through the essences of ScreaMachine is that there is not anything new to talk about here musically or there is no appearance of something that has never been done before. Notably, this is just mostly Classic Heavy Metal influenced by the forefathers that came from the past in the likes of Judas Priest, Metallica, Saxon, Diamond Head and Iron Maiden, and that in reality comes across to be a "been there and done that" scenario one could say.

Personally, I would love to see another record from the Lazio originating bunch, however next time around maybe we could possibly see the band coming forth with a bit more variation and diversity that will hopefully lead them to show off more of their impressive talents and skills just that little tad more.

Nonetheless, ScreaMachine have essentially done respectively well with their solid primary release and their own first chapter of the Hard Rocking attitude layered inside the Heavy Metal composition expressed on this first outing; achieving a strong feeling that has left their audiences wanting more and more material in the future to come.

Track Listing
1. Demondome
2. The Metal Monster
3. The Human God
4. Darksteel
5. Mistress of Disaster
6. 52 Hz
7. Wisdom of the Ages
8. Silver Fever
9. Dancing with Shadows
10. Scream Machine

Added: May 9th 2021
Reviewer: James Mannion
Related Link: Band Website
Hits: 701
Language: english

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