MACHINEMADE GOD - The Infinity Complex

Machinemade God - The Infinity Complex

13 songs
42:58 minutes
***** **
Metal Blade

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Machinemade God from Germany may still be considered newcomers. They were formed in early 2003, but The Infinity Complex is actually their first regular output apart from a self-released demo CD.

Anyway, Machinemade God have chosen a safe genre for their music which may find its fans in hardcore and metal surroundings. Let's call it metalcore. This debut is a powerful record and Machinemade God even travelled to Denmark to record it together with Jakob Bredahl (Hatesphere). Even if he has done a very good job, there is nothing new that would distinguish Machinemade God from other metalcore acts. There's not a single bad song on the record which has an extremely aggressive mood. Although there is a lot of brutality, there are catchy and melodic hooks in many songs that cause some variation (Losses To Lessons, Bleeding From Within, Kiss Me Now Kill Me Later, Forever Gone). The CD also contains tracks which are just fast and crude, and I wonder when the singer takes time to breathe. Listen to Downpour Of Emptiness and Injected Smiles to convince yourself. My favourite track is Friendster Is Sooo 2 Month Ago, an enormously complex track showing partly parallels to early Voivod. In the middle of the album, there's the calm instrumental Butterfly Coma, a welcome break from Machinemade God's musical massacre.

The Infinity Complex is a respectable debut, doesn't last too long and has no negative aspects. But I can't give a higher rating than 7 out of 10, because metalcore has meanwhile become too trendy and Machinemade God don't try to add much originality to their music. But there's still hope and time to develop their own direction.

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