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Re-Machined: Wheels Of Time
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Re-Machined: Wheels Of Time

Traditional Heavy Metal
3.5/5.0

Rising from Germany, Re-Machined is a new metal band formed by five seasoned and experienced musicians from Rhein-Main in 2017. In the following year they dropped their first EP. On the strength of that recording, Re-Machined opened shows for Manilla Road, Gun Barrel, Bonfire, among others. Now the quintet return to offer their debut long-player, Wheels Of Time, now signed to the Pride & Joy Music label.

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As for the Re-Machined sound, let's simply say that Re-Machined isn't Re-Inventing the wheel. They play straight up, twin-guitar, keep it true, heavy metal. Their influences are obvious, from Thin Lizzy to Iron Maiden, Judas Priesnt to Accept. The twin guitars lay down the riff harmony, and then offer dueling solos. Underneath the rhythm section delivers the proper mix of gallop and groove. Over top, Thomas Ritter has an assertive, somewhat monotonous, vocal presence. Putting all these things together, I found that I enjoyed Re-Machined heavy metal music more than Ritter's vocals. Essentially, after about four songs I tired of him. Nevertheless, for twin-guitar driven classic heavy metal, Re-Machined and Wheels Of Time delivers the goods. Best song picks: Heart On Fire, Wheels Of Time, Change Your Mind, and Paradise Lost.


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For twin-guitar driven classic heavy metal, Re-Machined and Wheels Of Time delivers the goods. Recommended.

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