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Amachine - Abrasive Absurd EP Review

20 Aug 2012 // A review by Asmith

Brutal from the start, a rare mix of old school groove and modern prog/tech that leaves you wanting more and more. When the EP finished I was distraught that it was not a full length album, and then I played it again and felt a little better.

Amachine is a band sure to take their place in the ranks of NZ metal, I have no doubt about that. After seeing them play live half a dozen times I was waiting with anticipation for this album and I was not let down, firmly taking their place as one of my favourite kiwi metal bands with this release.

The song writing itself is something to admire, with heavy crunching grooves separated with breakdowns and off beats (and sometimes all three). Lyrics are deep and meaningful, and lack the shallowness of that pop dribble that is mass produced these days, and the vocals themselves add another brutal layer on top of the music.

Not only is the song writing well thought out and catchy, but the actual application is even better! These boys HAVE been working on their art, and it shows.

If you have seen these boys live, or you just want to hear some kick ass kiwi metal GO AND GET THIS ALBUM!!!! 9/10, Good work boys!



About Amachine

Amachine are a vicious three-piece from Tarananki.

Exploding on to the NZ metal scene Halloween 2009, they independently released their debut 4 track EP in July 2012, entitled Abrasive Absurd. This EP was engineered by Evil Minion at The Pit Of Destiny - Seventh Sin Studios, in Taranaki and was mastered by Nigel Mauchline at Whiplash Studios, in Wanganui.

Amachine have received radio air-play from The Axe Attack (The Rock FM), The Kiwi Metal Bar on Kiwi FM, Anger Management (Radio Active FM), The Yak FM 107.1, and they were also interviewed on Metal-Head (Access Manawatu FM). Online radio from The Crypt Of Brutality, who featured an Amachine track on The Noble Order Of Chicago Metal compilation CD in September 2012.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Amachine


Abrasive Absurd
Year: 2012
Type: EP

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