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Re: MASU in media!
« Reply #60 on: November 28, 2006, 06:27:51 pm »
doc77 posted this mebbe our german friends can translate it

http://www.baldymod.de/content/modules/news/article.php?storyid=2056

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Re: MASU in media!
« Reply #61 on: November 29, 2006, 12:23:00 am »
well yesterday there was a tv ad for redeemer in finland at subtv :) kinda short the name of the band and album and pic of redeemer and in the end a picture of spine logo

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Re: MASU in media!
« Reply #62 on: November 29, 2006, 12:25:56 am »
Hm, it's not really worth translating =P

As a summary:

It's about time that MaSu got a record deal. After they created a lot of furore with the site releases, DX and R:UE now their first label release is coming.

No need to talk about the music again (that's why I said it's not really worth translating, he just gives a link to an older review of R:UE http://www.baldymod.de/content/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1789), they removed a few songs and added the balladesque but well-integrating song Ghost.

What they did change is the sound, they tweaked the album in the Göteborg studio of Fredrik Nordström and Patrik Jerksten. The production is more transparent and "fatter" now. Some of the guitars may sound clinically now, but maybe that's only because I'm used to the sound of the UE. Modern Heavy- and Thrash metal with C64-style influences is still fun, and both UE and RE are absolutely great.
You really have to buy this album.

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Re: MASU in media!
« Reply #63 on: November 29, 2006, 01:49:07 pm »
http://www.rocking.gr/review914.php

Anyone want to translate? ;)

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Re: MASU in media!
« Reply #64 on: December 05, 2006, 01:31:22 am »
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Re: MASU in media!
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Re: MASU in media!
« Reply #67 on: December 07, 2006, 11:00:28 pm »
http://www.sourcewebzine.com.br/interviews/2006/machinaesupremacy.php

Cool. :) Your quote doesn't really make sense though. ;)

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Re: MASU in media!
« Reply #68 on: December 08, 2006, 07:43:22 am »
Pat Power (a.k.a. Patrik Jerksten) says it all the time. It's his tagline. :)


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Re: MASU in media!
« Reply #69 on: December 08, 2006, 06:37:59 pm »
http://www.obskure.com/fr/kro_model.php?n_kro=4572

It's in french. If anyone is interested, I'll try to find the time to translate it in english. :P

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I translated it, considering the fact I had some time to spend on a translation.

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Although Redeemer is the first commercialized album from Machinae Supremacy, the band already has an long story and an impressive fan-base. The reason ?
The Swedish had offer to hear a lot of their musical stuff with free downloading, including an 28 titles video game's OST. The method succeed, considering the fact the band can notice that about 100 000 songs are downloaded each month. A fact that could only attract labels' attention, which were not that sensitive to the band's music before this observation. Finaly, Redeemer is released under the label Spinefarm, but what is the content of the album ? With obvious roots from multi-vitamind Heavy Metal, Machinae Supremacy diversify his influences, integrating a lot of other elements. First of all, the interest of the members in video games, which lead the band tu use, with success, electronic sounds from the C64 chipset.
Far from being a gadget, the use of the SID grings a particular and original atmosphere, which sounds someties kinda eighties (Reanimator). Then, the band doesn't hesitate to add modern rythmics (Hate) or to try so trip into a realy Hard Rock, or Pop universe, as in Ghost, or I Know The Reaper. However, this melting-pot is enough assimilated to make the result homogene with an unique personnality.
Moreover, we are astonished by the melodic talent from the band, who strike with catchy chorus, again and again. We can sometimes think to a kind of festive Sentenced, with a more Hard Rock/Heavy influence, which would have grow with freshness and energy (Ronin).
Only a few songs aren't that tasty, like Rise or Ghost. In the same way, if the musicians are awesome, the sing, kinda high-tuned, is sometimes a little bit "nasillard" (read : singed with the nose); which can weary. To conclude, the "immediat" side of the band and his songs
as for a result that people will more regularly take some titles in thr album, instead of listening it from the beginning to the end. A wrong point which is finally realy insignificant compared to chorus as the one in Rogue World Asylum.
Only the future will confirm our impression about the band, but it seems that Spinefarm has made a big deal, while signing with Machinae Supremacy...


Rate : 80%
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Re: MASU in media!
« Reply #70 on: December 13, 2006, 05:12:58 pm »
Some german reviews...

Legacy:
MACHINAE SUPREMACY “Redeemer”
(Spinefarm/Soulfood)

Die finnische Plattenfirma Spinefarm ist ein Label, das die Erfolgsmasche von Children Of Bodom und Konsorten bis zum letzten Jota emuliert und melkt, bis es einem zu den Ohren herauskommt. Was dort in den letzten Jahren so alles an mittelprächtigen Surrogaten auf den Markt gepumpt wurde, ist wahrlich ermüdend. Und so ist man zunächst versucht, auch die Schweden MACHINAE SUPREMACY in einen Sack mit all den anderen Hatecrew-Kopisten zu stecken. Doch halt! Zwar bedient sich die Band durchaus einschlägiger Stilmittel, verquickt jedoch die typischen Suomi-Metal-Melodiebögen und Arrangements mit japanophilen Manga-Metal-Vibes, die mitunter überzeichnet und arg süßlich geraten, doch immer voller Power nach vorne gehen. Das Ergebnis ist ein zwischen Pathos, Schmelz, Videospiel-Soundtracks und Hard-rockigen Vibes changierender Neo-Pop-Thrash mit hohem Bubblegum-Faktor, der durch wohl dosierte Cartoon-Hektik besticht und die Herren als Brüder im Geiste der ebenfalls in dieser Ausgabe besprochenen Blood Stain Child erscheinen lässt. Dabei gelingen dem Quintett einige veritable Hits, die zwar mitunter die Zahnfüllungen zum Beben bringen, aber verdammt viel Schmiss haben. Als besonders charakteristisch erweist sich der originelle Gesang von Frontmann Robert Stjärnström, der mal erhaben gen Stratosphäre aufsteigt und Gänsehäute sät, nur um im nächsten Moment noch das strapazierfähigste Nervenkostüm in die Angststarre zu quieken. Gewöhnungsbedürftig, aber irgendwie schon wieder geil. Ãœbrigens handelt es sich bei MACHINAE SUPREMACY um eine jener immer häufiger werdenden Internet-Erfolgsgeschichten im Musikgeschäft, kann doch ihre Website mit über 100.000 Downloads pro Monat klotzen und auch die Erstauflage von “Redeemer” hat die Band komplett in Eigenregie gepresst und über ihren Web-Shop verkauft, bevor Spinefarm mit dem Plattenvertrag an die Proberaumtür klopfte. Und der Erfolg mag durchaus schon bald ein ungleich höheres Niveau erreichen. Denn ob man ihre Musik mag oder nicht - diese Jungs könnten verdammt groß werden. (UI)
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MACHINAE SUPREMACY aus Schweden, deren Debüt "Redeemer" gerade auf meinem Schreibtisch liegt oder besser gesagt munter in meinem Player rotiert, frönen dem Metal mit leicht moderner Schlagseite und einem Hauch Hardrock sowie einer Prise Alternative Rock. Als Vergleich kann man sicherlich Truppen wie IN FLAMES, SOILWORK, FAITH NO MORE, SENTENCED oder ansatzweise KORN heranziehen, auch wenn unsere Schweden hier über weite Strecken etwas rockiger und nicht ganz so brutal zur Sache gehen und teilweise gar in Gothic-Rock-mäßige HIM- und RASMUS-Gefilde abdriften ('Oki Kumas Adventure') oder gar wie beim letzten Song 'Reanimator' beinahe poppig werden. Dieses poppige Element rührt von der Verwendung eines "Instruments" Namens "SID" her, das Sounds wie aus älteren Videospielen (Commodore C64) generiert und das die Schweden hier geschickt als vollwertiges Instrument benutzen. Dieser Soundchip zaubert aus einigen der ohnehin schon guten Songs noch das gewisse Extra heraus. Der Opener 'Elite' ist dann auch der heftigste Songs auf "Redeemer", der aber dennoch eine gute Hookline aufweisen kann. Das Highlight stellt für mich aber 'I Know The Reaper' dar. Hier verbinden sich Melodie, harte Riffs, innovative Sounds und kraftvolle, charismatische Vocals (Robert Stjänström) zu einem harmonischen Ganzen, welches seinesgleichen sucht. Auch das mit dezent progressiver Schlagseite ausgestattete 'Ghost (Beneath The Surface)' kann besonders begeistern. Ãœberhaupt haben die Songs zwar die eine oder andere Gemeinsamkeit, aber eine (Debüt-)Scheibe mit derartig vielen Facetten habe ich schon länger nicht mehr besprechen dürfen.
Neugierige surfen geschwind auf die Homepage der Schweden und finden weitere Infos über diese interessante Truppe, die in Zukunft noch für die eine oder andere Ãœberraschung gut sein könnte. Auch eine Vielzahl von weiteren Songs zum freien Download ist dort mühelos zu finden. Und wie die Legende – oder besser gesagt das obligatorische Infoblatt ihrer Plattenfirma – es so will, soll das Internet durch Filesharing-Börsen und sonstige Downloads der Band große Bekanntheit und letztlich ihren Deal bei Spinefarm Records verschafft haben. Da sage noch mal einer, alles sei schlecht heutzutage. MACHINAE SUPREMACY haben offensichtlich das Gegenteil bewiesen. Egal, ob das nun stimmt oder nicht, "Redeemer" ist auf alle Fälle ein starkes Teil für alle Fans zeitgemäßer Rockklänge und kann sogar mühelos einen eher im Gestern der Rockmusik lebenden Sturkopf wie mich begeistern ... Hut ab, MACHINAE SUPREMACY!
Anspieltipps: Rogue World Asylum, Rise, I Know The Reaper, Reanimator
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Metal Hammer:
MACHINAE SUPREMACY
Redeemer
Power Metal        6
Spinefarm/Soulfood (11 Songs / 52:33 Min.)
VÖ: bereits erschienen

Die Revolution frisst ihre Kinder: Während früher Plattenfirmen das Internet fürchteten wie der Teufel das Weihwasser, durchstöbern heutzutage Labels das Netz nach interessanten Acts, die man verpflichten könnte. Spinefarm aus Finnland wurden fündig und gaben der fünfköpfigen Truppe Machinae Supremacy, die via eigenem Webshop bereits glänzende Verkaufserfolge ihres selbst produzierten Albums REDEEMER verzeichnen konnten, einen Vertrag. Deswegen kommt REDEEMER jetzt neu gemischt als reguläre Scheibe auf den Markt - und begeistert weiterhin mit einer tollen Mischung aus Metal, Rock, Gothic und Pop. Ähnlich beeindruckend wie seinerzeit das HIM-Debüt schafft es auch REDEEMER, Wucht und Melancholie in ein tolles musikalisches Korsett zu packen. Die Spielfreude der Band springt den Zuhörer förmlich an, die Jungs produzieren Melodien en masse und lassen die Instrumente nach Herzenslust krachen. Meine Prognose: Wenn Spinefarm es schaffen, Frontmann Robert Stjärnström so fabelhaft zu vermarkten wie einst Ville Valo, dann haben wir hier die nächste Overnight-Sensation am Start.
Matthias Mineur


Rock Hard:
MACHINAE SUPREMACY
Redeemer
Spinefarm/Soulfood (52:33)
VÖ: bereits erschienen

Melodischer, leicht verdaulicher Metal meets Videospiel-Gedudel: Auf diese bizarre Mischung haben sich MACHINAE SUPREMECY auf „Redeemer“, das bereits im März 2006 als Underground Edition in Eigenregie veröffentlicht wurde und nun in leicht gekürzter Version bei Spinefarm erscheint, spezialisiert. Stilecht benutzen die Videospielfreaks zur Erzeugung der spacigen Elektroklänge als Syntheziser die auf dem Soundchip des Commodore 64 basierende SIDstation. Gut, manchen Geschmäckern könnte eben diese Komponente sowie die leicht gepresste bzw. nasale Stimme von Fronter Robert Stjärnström auf die Nerven fallen, doch wer damit leben kann, hält die ideale Gute-Laune-Platte mit Partycharakter für diesen Winter in den Händen. Denn straight forward rockende Ohrwürmer wie „Rogue World Asylum“, „I Know The Reaper“ oder „Ronin“ strotzen nur so vor geilen Hooklines und fetten Riffs, dass es eine wahre Freude ist.

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Re: MASU in media!
« Reply #71 on: December 13, 2006, 06:01:35 pm »
Translation of the first review. I think they give 15 points, so it only scored two thirds, but so what. It's quite positive. And it's written in a truuuly weird style, quite hard to translate. Trying to sound cool or something by using a lot of strange neologisms. Hope the translation makes sense.

Legacy:
MACHINAE SUPREMACY “Redeemer”
(Spinefarm/Soulfood)

The Finnish record label Spinefarm is known for emulating the success machinery of Children of Bodom et al. up to the finest detail to the point where one just can't hear it anymore. The mediocrity of their bands in the last few years is truly tiring. Therefore one is tempted to put MACHINAE SUPREMACY in the same category with all those other copyists. But stop! It is true that they have been using wellknown stylistic elements, but they're enriching the typical Suomi-Metal melodies and arrangements with japanophile manga metal vibes, which are sometimes over the top and much too sweet, but always full of power. The result is some kind of neo pop trash, ranging between pathos, corniness, video game soundtracks and hard rock vibes, that has got a high bubblegum factor (the fuck!?) and an impressive cartoon hecticness, showing similarities to Blood Stain Child.
The quintett manages to play a couple of true hits which are sometimes making your tooth fillings tremble but which have got a lot of peppiness. Very characteristic are the unique vocals of band leader Robert Stjärnstöm, sometimes illustriously rising towars the stratosphere and sowing goosebumps (yeah, it sounds extremely weird in German, too), only to squeak even the most sturdy listener's mind into a state of fear a few moments later. You have to get used to it, but in some way it's really awesome. By the way, MACHINAE SUPREMACY is one of these often mentioned internet success stories, having a website with over 100000 downloads per month, and having sold the first edition of Redeemer by themselves via their own webshop, before Spinefarm even talked to them about a record deal.
And their success may very well reach an even bigger height soon. Like them or not - these guys can get fucking huge. (UI)
10 Points


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MACHINAE SUPREMACY from Sweden, whose debut "Redeemer" is lying on my desk (or rather rotating in my CD player) as I'm writing this, make metal of a slightly modern direction an a touch of hard rock as well as a pinch of alternative rock. As a comparison one oculd surely name groups such as IN FLAMES, SOILWORK, FAITH NO MORE, SENTENCED, or, at least in a broader way, KORN; even if our Swedes are mostly playing comparitively soft material, more rocking than brutally hitting, and sometimes even gothic rock influenced songs in the style of HIM or THE RASMUS (Oki Kuma's Adventure). Their last song, 'Reanimator' could almost be called pop.
This element from the music comes from the SID, an 'Instrument' creating sounds in the style of old video games (C64). The Swedes adeptly use it as a full-fledged instrument. This chip manages to add the extra something to the already good material. The opener 'Elite' is the hardest song on the album, but it's got a good hooklinge. My personal highlight is 'I Know The Reaper'. That song combines melody, heavy riffs, innovative sounds and powerful, charismatic vocals (Robert Stjärnstöm) into a harmonic entity, far above average.
Another inspiring song is 'Ghost (Beneath the Surface)', maybe even a slightly progressive. Generally there might be one or two similarities between the songs, but it's been long since i had the opportunity to discuss such a rich and stilistically diverse debut.
Curious people should visit the Swedes' homepage where they can find more information about this interesting band which in the future might have one or two surprises hidden up the sleeve. You can also find a lot of free song downloads there. And legend has it - or in this case Spinefarm's info leaflet - that the internet and its filesharing community are responsible for the bands popularity, success, and even their record deal. Not everything is bad in out time. MACHINAE SUPREMACY have obviously managed to prove that. Whether that's true or not, "Redeemer" is one hell of an album for all those who like modern rock music and it easily managed to impress such pigheaded music fan as me... my respects, MACHINAE SUPREMACY!
Recommended: Rogue World Asylum, Rise, I Know The Reaper, Reanimator
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I'll leave the shorter ones for later. Or Bateman.

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Re: MASU in media!
« Reply #72 on: December 13, 2006, 09:23:04 pm »
Redeemer got a 3.5/5 in the french magazine Hard 'N Heavy.
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Re: MASU in media!
« Reply #73 on: December 14, 2006, 04:30:07 pm »
Argh. Could the Germans please stop reviewing Redeemer? That's like tons of walls of text!

Anyway, most of the reviews are full of praise for Machinae and the album. So, continue reviewing.  :P

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Re: MASU in media!
« Reply #74 on: December 16, 2006, 02:14:56 pm »
There is a halfpage long interview thing about Machinae Supremacy in Sue (December 2006).
Tho it's in finnish, and I'd translate it to u if someone wants to know about it,
and if someone hasn't yet translated it.

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