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Steel Prophet: The God Machine
Steel Prophet - The God Machine Music Review

Steel Prophet: The God Machine

Power Metal
4.0/5.0

The last we heard from American metal band Steel Prophet was 2014's Omniscient. The band formed and lead by guitarist Steve Kachinsky returns to form with the addition of new vocalist R.D. Liapakis (Mystic Prophecy, Devil's Train), who also contributes songwriting and production. The God Machine is the band's ninth album, now on the Rock Of Angels Records label.

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Perhaps the best way to describe Steel Prophet and this album is to reference one of the songs within, Thrashed Relentlessly. While the Steel Prophet sound is more heavy power metal than pure thrash metal, it is relentless in nature and presentation, and quite guitar forward. The song formula revolves around brisk and sharp twin guitar riffage, heavy gallop and groove from the rhythm section, blistering guitar solos, and Liapakis' assertive vocal style. To simplify: start with rabid riffs, add intense gallop, and then rip off a shitload of guitar solos. That's The God Machine in a nutshell. Sure, Damnation Calling delivers more steady heavy metal in a bruising anthem. With Buried And Broken, you get some heavy mellowness to start, yet the song quickly rises to razor riffs and guitar solos. With Life=Love=God Machine, you might even find some hard rock groove underneath the power metal. In the end, Steel Prophet and The God Machine offer straight forward, guitar centered, hard and heavy power metal. If you dig it, get it. Recommended.


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In the end, Steel Prophet and The God Machine offer straight forward, guitar centered, hard and heavy power metal. If you dig it, get it. Recommended.

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