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The End Machine: The Quantum Phase
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The End Machine: The Quantum Phase

Melodic Metal Rock
4.5/5.0

Frontiers Music supergroup The End Machine returns with the their third studio, The Quantum Phase, and their third iteration as a band. The End Machine MKIII finds George Lynch (g), Steve Brown (d), and Jeff Pilson (b) still aboard, but with Girish Pradhan (Grirish And The Chronicles, Joel Hoekstra's 13) on vocals.

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Essentially, the album continues to follow the musical motif that began with their eponymous debut: melodic hard rock with a dash of heavy metal edge and blues vibe. Lynch's guitar work is inspired with the opening instrumental start of Silent Winter being substantial proof of his innovation. Pradhan adds another element or layer. As a vocalist he's versatile, able to sing across genres from metal to classic rock to AOR.


Turning to the tunes, the first four songs, Black Hole Extinction, Silent Winter, Killer Of The Night, and Hell Or High Water, turn more upon melodic metal rock arrangement. The songs are heavy and faster but also bristling with melody and Lynch fret work. Then things take a turn when you get to Stand Up and Burning Man which are more heavy steady rockers with that subtle blues groove. It's like a genre switch has been flipped. This seems the pattern for the rest of the album, especially with Time, Hunted, and Stranger In The Mirror. Yet, to wrap up the album, Into The Blazing Sun brings back the speedy melodic metal heard at the start.

Most things considered, The End Machine's The Quantum Phase offers fans an entertaining mix of melodic metal rock and blues-infused hard rock with George Lynch's guitar work at the fore, and Girish Pradhan's fine vocals adding a new dimension to their sound. Easily recommended.



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The Take Away

The End Machine's The Quantum Phase offers fans an entertaining mix of melodic metal rock and blues-infused hard rock with George Lynch's guitar work at the fore, and Girish Pradhan's fine vocals adding a new dimension to their sound. Easily recommended.

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