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Playing melodic death metal with a wealth of sinewy snarl and crushing riffs ("The Passing", "Reason is the Truth"), Machinery's nine-track excursion THE PASSING does more than the norm to avoid sounding like your garden variety endeavor. Demonstrating a blend of In Flames, Nevermore, and The Crown throughout the duration of this disc, this Stockholm squad also display an understanding of crunchy mid-tempo mood metal a la Katatonia on cuts like "Decide by Pain", exhibiting their multi-textured modern melange of metal that fans of Children of Bodom and Scar Symmetry can easily latch onto.
- Mike SOS