||Pleasanton, CA, USA
Death Machine is the sister band of
the two bands sharing the core of brothers Jasun and Troy
Tipton (guitar and bass, respectively) and drummer
Unlike a lot of side/secondary bands that sound exactly like the
more well-known group, Death Machine isn't really about progressive
metal at all, though there is considerable musicianship on display.
Rather, the style here is a darker, far heavier style, with plenty
of crunchy, staccato riffs along the lines of a
A few interesting electronic effects give a slight industrial
flavor, heightening the Fear Factory comparison, though these guys
are bit more technically minded and the Zero Hour progressive roots
do show at times, differentiating them from others in this field.
Vocalist Kirk has a harsh roar, yet never seems to quite lapse into
monotonous metalcore shouting or untelligible death metal growls,
even though his style has a bit of both.
is an impressive album, very heavy yet not without
subtlety and style.
Apparently both Death Machine and Zero Hour are ongoing bands.
Reviews: Sea Of Tranquility
Lords Of Metal
- Loss for Words
- Tangled Root
- Last Breath
- Mere Reflection
- Cycle of Conscience
- Mike Guy