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Review: Savage Machine - Through the Iron Forest
Savage Machine
Through the Iron Forest

Label: Independent
Year released: 2014
Duration: 26:29
Tracks: 6
Genre: Heavy Metal

Rating: 3.75/5

Review online: May 31, 2015
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Readers Rating
Through the Iron Forest

Rated 3.57/5 (71.43%) (7 Votes)

Savage Machine is a relatively new band from Denmark that is mining the ground previously worked by some of the more cult bands from the 80s like Cirith Ungol, Sanctuary and even the mighty Manilla Road. The music is essentially Traditional Metal with an 80s sound that has some slight echo. The vocals are out of the Tim Baker/Warrel Dane school of sounding like they aren't quite in tune but actually are. The vocal lines are also a bit eccentric, adding to the obscure flavor of the band's debut EP Through the Iron Forest. The songwriting is similar to early Sanctuary for the most part though the highlight is the slow, epic "The Easy Way Out." This is the one that reminds me most of Manilla Road due to the softer, acoustic verses and huge chorus built on a simple but effective riff.

It's great to hear a band go for a sound that isn't particularly mainstream even if it one that we've heard before. Savage Machine have the bones of decent career put together and now just need to put on some flesh and we'll be talking about them in future without question.

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