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Title: MASU in media!
Post by: mumppis on September 29, 2006, 12:42:05 pm
To change this thread topic little bit now. Any news about masu in any media. post in here!
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: basisti on September 29, 2006, 01:12:52 pm
Finnish metal media Imperiumi has a thread about it here: http://www.imperiumi.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=22732
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: mumppis on September 29, 2006, 01:49:11 pm
few more but in finnish

http://www.suezine.fi/uutiset?t=1&sid=3807

http://www.mesta.net/musa/uutiset/?aid=12490
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: mumppis on September 29, 2006, 02:00:32 pm
SanSebastian posted this to the other thread

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=59414
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Jonezky on October 01, 2006, 05:05:39 pm
Simply by googling "Machinae supremacy spinefarm" I came across a bunch of sites that offer these news but most of them say the same things as in links above so no point posting them here. I wonder when we'll start getting reviews...
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Drakonis on October 02, 2006, 09:50:35 pm
I wouldn't expect alot of reviews until the retail edition is released. Even if some of these news/review sites have the inclination to order Redeemer UE to give it a listen (if they even know about it) it may not get there until around the time Redeemer Retail hits the stores anyhow.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: leicesterfox on October 03, 2006, 05:47:39 pm
I wish I could some form of any Scandanavian language
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: 3r2x on October 12, 2006, 08:44:03 pm
I wish I could some form of any Scandanavian language
Finnish is not a Scandanavian language. Finnish differs lots from swedish.

Quote
MSei muuten ole kolahtanut, mutta OldScool pelaajana Giana Sisters-instrumentaali kolahti kovaa.
But you can understand what they talk about.

Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: robert on October 19, 2006, 03:30:30 pm
We were in some finnish Mag called Rumba recently. Just a short notice about Spinefarm signing some video game metal band (like "Videopillen metallista hyväpäyvä etc") ... ;)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: mumppis on October 19, 2006, 03:31:11 pm
We were in some finnish Mag called Rumba recently. Just a short notice about Spinefarm signing some video game metal band (like "Videopillen metallista hyväpäyvä etc") ... ;)

hahaha rob trying to write finnish :D
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Gravehill on October 20, 2006, 01:05:32 pm
We were in some finnish Mag called Rumba recently. Just a short notice about Spinefarm signing some video game metal band (like "Videopillen metallista hyväpäyvä etc") ... ;)
I genuinely laughed out loud for this... Reminded me of one episode of My Name Is Earl where Earl is mimiccing germany funnily. Finnish is very funny language indeed... Thou personally I think that every language sounds bit funny before you get used to it. And still there are some funny dialects to find out.

Finnish belongs to Finnish-Ugrian language family, same as hungarian and estonian for example. There is also many minor languages in that family too. Scandinavian languages are swedish, danish, norwegian, icelandic and fär-language. Finland is officially two-language nation and our other official language is swedish. That means that Finland as state belongs to scandinavian language zone but our language does not :D We learn swedish at school or at home (there are swedish-speaking finns also) so most of us understand swedish. Most finns speak better english than swedish thou because there are vast areas where you don't need to use swedish for anything (like Savo, for example). Those who live at the coastal-zone speak often better swedish than rest of us because majority of swedish-speaking population does live there.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: basisti on October 20, 2006, 06:05:21 pm
Yesterday Finnish radio show Metalliliitto (http://www.yle.fi/ylex/index.php?uname=metalliliitto) (metal union) played Masu. See the playlist below:

Manowar: The Sons Of Odin (The Sons Of Odin EP)
Manticora: Wisdom (The Black Circus: Part One-The Letters)
Rhapsody Of Fire: A New Saga Begins (Triumph Or Agony)
Firebird: Horse Drawn Man (Hot Wings)
Desperado: Hang 'em High (Ace)
Rose Tattoo: Black-eyed Bruiser (single)
Europe: The Getaway Plan (Secret Society)
Kaos Krew: Coffin Nails (Devour)
Machinae Supremacy: I Know The Reaper (Redeemer)

Interview: Children Of Bodom/Alexi Laiho
Children of Bodom: Deadnight Warrior (Live in St.Petersburg 1998), Sixpounder, Hate Crew Deathroll ja Follow The Reaper (Chaos Ridden Years - Stockholm Knockout Live-DVD),

T.O.L.K.: Raspi (demo)
Kill The Romance: Breath (Cyanide)
Dark Flood: Sanctuary Cell (The Dead Lines)
Adamantra: For Ever (single)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Akiman on October 20, 2006, 11:01:47 pm
MACHINAE SUPREMACY INTERVIEW (IN FINNISH) (http://www.korroosio.fi/interviews.php?id=126)

Added to the site earlier today! Might be translated into English soon but I can't promise anything, since we don't have any translators yet. Hope some people from Finland find this interview nice one to read through.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: refic on October 20, 2006, 11:40:33 pm
Nice interview, thanks :)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: mumppis on October 21, 2006, 09:45:47 am
nice stuff indeed ^^
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: tiong on October 24, 2006, 10:00:32 pm
Heard on the Imperiumi board:

The next issue of Soundi magazine (one of the largest music magazines in Finland) is going to have an interview with Machinae Supremacy.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Gravehill on October 25, 2006, 11:28:59 am
MACHINAE SUPREMACY INTERVIEW (IN FINNISH) (http://www.korroosio.fi/interviews.php?id=126)

Added to the site earlier today! Might be translated into English soon but I can't promise anything, since we don't have any translators yet. Hope some people from Finland find this interview nice one to read through.
Most excellent interview, indeed! Very interesting to read... It was nice to see how relaxed and easy going atmosphere related through it. I like it lot, hopefully this long but interesting interview will be translated!
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Fallout on October 26, 2006, 11:03:58 am
Haha, that was actually pretty good. :)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: mumppis on October 26, 2006, 08:45:06 pm
ONLY MEDIA STUFF IS COUNTED! no googlevideos etc music video stuff just report if you find any news articles in website or hear it in the news or read in the magazine. i hope you get the point :)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: The Keaper on October 26, 2006, 09:50:32 pm
I guess there's no english version of that interview?.. v_v
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: JariWolf on November 03, 2006, 07:58:24 pm
Radio Yle-X just played Seventeen because I requested it. They told they also interviewed Gordon and the interview will air in few weeks time.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Drakonis on November 03, 2006, 08:12:41 pm
Radio Yle-X just played Seventeen because I requested it. They told they also interviewed Gordon and the interview will air in few weeks time.

Sweet ;)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Irrationalist on November 03, 2006, 08:23:50 pm
Radio Yle-X just played Seventeen because I requested it. They told they also interviewed Gordon and the interview will air in few weeks time.

Sweet ;)

I'll want that.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Warrior Bob on November 03, 2006, 09:57:16 pm
I don't know if this counts for much, but on the college radio show I co-host (http://pressstart.thefighting.org) we've mentioned Machinae Supremacy a few times because of the ties the music has to videogames, which our show is about.  Also, KyleJCrb (http://forum.machinaesupremacy.com/index.php?action=profile;u=641) gave us webhosting, which we are quite thankful for.  Hi Kyle!

I want to use some MaSu songs as bumper music or something but I need to ask permission first :)

If we weren't on another continent I'd ask to see if we could get a quick interview with some of the band members.  That would rule.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: tiong on November 10, 2006, 04:01:46 pm
Reviews in Finnish music magazines:

Soundi: 3 / 5 (no interview on the magazine)
SUE: 8/10
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: JariWolf on November 10, 2006, 11:01:20 pm
Reviews in Finnish music magazines:

Soundi: 3 / 5 (no interview on the magazine)

Too low score from Soundi :(
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: robert on November 14, 2006, 01:11:42 pm
http://www.imperiumi.net/alb_2.php?id=5555

7.5 ... Though I don't know what it says.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Yoji on November 14, 2006, 04:23:02 pm
RUE review on Sputnikmusic: 5/5

Source: http://www.sputnikmusic.com/album.php?albumid=9850
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Novack on November 14, 2006, 04:53:46 pm
The final summary paragraph of the article posted by rob:

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Redeemer offers, in places, delightfully energetic melody surges straight from the heart and the retroish, unique SID-sounds perfectly support them. If only the moments of averageness would be absent and the vocals easier on the ears, this could well be the perfect metal album. Nearest to perfection is the most diverse song of the album, Oki Kumas Adventure, which shows what Machinae Supremacy can do when given free reins.
----

In general, the reviewer gives pros for MaSu on the SID-sounds and hopes for more of them in the future, giving Nightwish as a example where the uniqueness (symphony orchestra in this case) is "bravely put to the fore". MaSu's riffs are also given praise. He gives critique for robert's vocals ("At their best, the signer Robert Stjärnström's vocals sound great, but for the most part the creaky vocals make you grind your teeth") and uneven tracks.

(Just to make sure, personally I think Robert's vocals just take some time to get used to, and as the reviewer later concedes, the non-traditional vocals fit MaSu's non-traditional music).
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: robert on November 14, 2006, 05:03:33 pm
Thanks Novack...

Here's another one (that needs no translation, gladly). :)

http://www.metalcovenant.com/pages/cdreviews/redeemer.htm

Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: mumppis on November 14, 2006, 05:08:19 pm
Thanks Novack...

Here's another one (that needs no translation, gladly). :)

http://www.metalcovenant.com/pages/cdreviews/redeemer.htm



". Winners of the poll were instead Machinae Supremacy, an unsigned band from Luleå, Sweden. Surprising? Not really. Considering that the band was one of the first of its kind to really embrace the Internet and use it to distribute their music, they have now gathered a fan base as loyal as the North Korean army is to Kim Jong-il."

LOOOOL :D
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: WereVolvo on November 14, 2006, 05:22:25 pm
Thanks Novack...

Here's another one (that needs no translation, gladly). :)

http://www.metalcovenant.com/pages/cdreviews/redeemer.htm



". Winners of the poll were instead Machinae Supremacy, an unsigned band from Luleå, Sweden. Surprising? Not really. Considering that the band was one of the first of its kind to really embrace the Internet and use it to distribute their music, they have now gathered a fan base as loyal as the North Korean army is to Kim Jong-il."

LOOOOL :D

ROFL ;D

I foresee a lot of communist-themed postings and imagery in the near future, as a tribute to our Dear Leaders.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: CrunchyLizard on November 14, 2006, 05:24:19 pm
Thanks Novack...

Here's another one (that needs no translation, gladly). :)

http://www.metalcovenant.com/pages/cdreviews/redeemer.htm



". Winners of the poll were instead Machinae Supremacy, an unsigned band from Luleå, Sweden. Surprising? Not really. Considering that the band was one of the first of its kind to really embrace the Internet and use it to distribute their music, they have now gathered a fan base as loyal as the North Korean army is to Kim Jong-il."

LOOOOL :D

Those few lines were also what I instantly noticed.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Bates on November 14, 2006, 06:09:19 pm
Thanks Novack...

Here's another one (that needs no translation, gladly). :)

http://www.metalcovenant.com/pages/cdreviews/redeemer.htm



". Winners of the poll were instead Machinae Supremacy, an unsigned band from Luleå, Sweden. Surprising? Not really. Considering that the band was one of the first of its kind to really embrace the Internet and use it to distribute their music, they have now gathered a fan base as loyal as the North Korean army is to Kim Jong-il."

LOOOOL :D

Those few lines were also what I instantly noticed.

I was just about to quote the lines when I saw that the thread has a third page.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: JariWolf on November 14, 2006, 06:14:25 pm
Here's the Soundi review in my own words. I read the review in store because I didn't want to buy the magazine because they gave Redeemer a too low score :P I try to use the adjectives and structure the reviewer used.

Machinae Supremacy has used the internets possibilities to gather a big fanbase and become succesful. However their decision to gain success and name to themselves through making game music is not worthy of praise. Everything hasn't always went smoothly for them though. At first Redeemer didn't gather interest from record companies so they ended up releasing it through their own site. Later though the solution was found from Finland. The biggest plus in Machinae Supremacy is Robert Stjärnströms original voice. Their music too is fairly interesting but also confusing. Machinae Supremacy opens many doors with their music but doesn't use their full potential although stolen melodies from different genres of music make an interesting mixture. Although interesting Machinae Supremacy hasn't seemed to find their style yet.

3/5

Here's my translation of the Sue review:

Sounds from C64! Commodore 64 computers classical SID-soundchip was in the 80's a very advanced thing and through it blasted many larger than life computergame themes. It was a time when ideas and content replaced the lack of graphics. Swedish Machinae Supremacy has transported the SID-chip and their C64 excitement to their own music. The result: SID-metal.

Rather more conventionally described MaSu plays melodic, weirdly pulsating heavy metal, what's atmospheres, sound world and tone changes are different in a good way from the traditional elements of melodic metal. Singer Robert Stjärnström's stretching soft in a positive way annoying voice stays in your head and the personal singing reminds me of Ville Tuomi's voice - Not the way it's now in Suburban Tribe but the way it was during the late Kyyria's best times.

Elite, Seventeen, Ronin and Oki Kumas Adventure are treachously catchy and Rise's SID-solos clever. In spite of their musical background the album isn't a one idea nostalgy trip because the band keeps consciously the SID and retro as their slaves and not their masters. Heavy is the main thing, not being retro.

8/10

Jussi Lahtonen           
 
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: CrunchyLizard on November 14, 2006, 06:46:48 pm
Thanks Novack...

Here's another one (that needs no translation, gladly). :)

http://www.metalcovenant.com/pages/cdreviews/redeemer.htm



". Winners of the poll were instead Machinae Supremacy, an unsigned band from Luleå, Sweden. Surprising? Not really. Considering that the band was one of the first of its kind to really embrace the Internet and use it to distribute their music, they have now gathered a fan base as loyal as the North Korean army is to Kim Jong-il."

LOOOOL :D

Those few lines were also what I instantly noticed.

I was just about to quote the lines when I saw that the thread has a third page.

So was I ::)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Bates on November 14, 2006, 08:14:22 pm
The biggest plus in Machinae Supremacy is Robert Stjärnströms original voice.

Finally someone who gets it. Though the correct way to phrase it is "Another plus..."
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Irrationalist on November 14, 2006, 09:11:49 pm
Orginanality is cursed in Pop music which is why I hate it, and love metal! I like the voice....... who wouldn't?
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Trezker on November 14, 2006, 09:50:28 pm
He gives critique for robert's vocals ("At their best, the signer Robert Stjärnström's vocals sound great, but for the most part the creaky vocals make you grind your teeth") and uneven tracks.
What would a machinae be without personality?
All machinaes have their own way of expressing the strain under it's power, the sound of a machinae would never feel good if it's all smooth and perfect. I don't think Machinae Supremacy would sound right with any established and accepted vocal style, Robert has the voice of the machinae.

The personality of machinae music is what makes it so good for the car, though not so good if you want to follow the speed limit.

Damnit, I just can't stop spelling with ae...  :-\
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: cloudstrifex on November 14, 2006, 10:27:21 pm
Quote
Both Seventeen and Hate are nothing out of the ordinary, and should have been replaced by the sorely missed Fury and the Nightwish-inflated Empire.

This guy must've been reading my mind!!! I think this was an excellent review, although Redeemer could've been given a higher score.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Bates on November 14, 2006, 10:43:30 pm
Also what might be perceived as ordinariness in Hate is actually a stilistic device. The whole controlled rage thing.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: cloudstrifex on November 14, 2006, 10:48:45 pm
Also what might be perceived as ordinariness in Hate is actually a stilistic device. The whole controlled rage thing.

I still think Fury would be a way better song to introduce someone to Machinae than Hate, as it reflects most of their style. I also loved that song and was sad to see it go. :'( (and Kaori Stomp and Empire)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Novack on November 14, 2006, 11:46:50 pm
He gives critique for robert's vocals ("At their best, the signer Robert Stjärnström's vocals sound great, but for the most part the creaky vocals make you grind your teeth") and uneven tracks.
What would a machinae be without personality?

This is starting to drift a bit off-topic, but anyway.

Like I said, I did not agree with the reviewer. But Rob's vocals do take some getting used to, so it is understandable to an extent. It took some time for myself to really appreciate Rob's vocals when I first started to listen to Machinae more than 4 years ago. But the reviewer wasn't quite as harsh as the quote may have convened, and I think there's a good chance that he will fully appreciate Rob's voice by the time MaSu's next album comes out.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: robert on November 15, 2006, 05:18:13 pm
    Aberration Online:
    Wenn Spinefarm mal keine finnische Band signt, sagt dass schon viel über die Qualität der Gruppe aus. Machinae Supremacy kommen aus dem Nachbarland Schweden, das merkt man aber musikalisch überhaupt nicht. Die Jungs spielen nämlich begeisternden melodischen Abgeh-Metal/Rock jenseits der gängigen Schubladen. Man mixt knackige Riffs mit tollen treibenden Melodien. Diese setzten sich auch im Gesang fort, wobei der Sänger auch eine ganz eigene quäkige Klangfarbe hat. Die Chorusse gehen ins Ohr ohne trivial zu sein. Dabei tendiert man auch eher in die melancholische Richtung. Richtig guter moderner Metal, den man eigentlich auch im Radio hören könnte - und das meine ich jetzt nicht abwertend. Der Sound geht einfach gut ins Ohr ohne die typischen 08/15 Klischees zu verwenden. Ich glaube von der Band werden wir noch einiges hören. (5 / 5 ; Moni)


     
     
    The-Pit:
    "....“Redeemer“ ist ein unglaublich kraftvoller und energischer Brocken Musik geworden. Machinae Supremacy musizieren hierbei auf der Klaviatur des melodisch-modernen Metals, versetzt mit einzelnen (zarten) Progressive-Rock Einschlägen. Hinzu gesellen sich Robert Stjärnström´s grandiose Gesangsqualitäten, die zwar über weite Strecken clean, aber immer eindringlich und markant bleiben. ....
    Letztendlich bleibt also wirklich nur noch zu sagen, dass Machinae Supremacy mit “Redeemer“ ein wirklich sehr gutes Debüt an den Tag gelegt haben. Musikliebhaber mit einem Hang zu organischen, kernigen und melodischen Metal-Experimenten sollten sich dieses Album definitiv nicht entgehen lassen! Aber auch eher schwarz gewandte Konsumenten der Gothic-Szene dürften an “Redeemer“ ihre Freude haben. Was u.a. auch an den nicht zu verachtenden Lyrics (und der entsprechenden Darbietungsweise) der tiefsinnigen Schweden liegt.
    Der Winter kann also nun endgültig kommen... Denn kalt wird es einem mit dieser Platte ganz bestimmt so schnell nicht werden!
    Anspieltipps: Elite, Through the looking Glass, Rogue World Asylum, I know the Reaper, Seventeen, Oki Kumas Adventure"
    (8 / 10)




    Heavy:
    MACHINAE SUPREMACY
    Redeemer
    Spinefarm/Soulfood
    ’Redeemer’ ist das zweite Album der Schweden, die es sich zur Aufgabe gemacht haben Heavy Metal unter Verwendung von Melodien aus der Zeit und im Stil des Commodore 64 zu kombinieren. SiD Metal nennt die Band selbst ihren Stil, da der berühmte SID-Chip die Religion ihres Schaffens darstellt. Das nur zur Info, denn wer nichts mit dem C64 zu schaffen hatte, der wird die Musik der Schweden als druckvollen, sehr melodiösen Power Metal klassifizieren. Da gehen die kümmerlich eingestreuten C64-Melodien weitgehendst unter. Die Mucke ist gut gemacht, zwar nicht innovativ, aber besser als vieles, was sonst so aus Nordeuropa kommt. Die Balance zwischen druckvollen, treiben Riffs und gut abgehangenen Melodien ist gelungen. Wer auf leicht abgespaceten Power Metal steht, sollte sich die Band vormerken.
    Jürgen Tschamler (8 Punkte (out of 12))
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Ratti on November 15, 2006, 06:23:52 pm
I've taken the liberty to translate these reviews. Should be rather accurate...



Aberration Online:

Not coming from Finland but still being on Spinefarm is already saying a lot about the qualities of this newly signed band. Machinae Supremacy are from the neighbour country of Sweden, not that you would notice musically-wise. These guys are playing inspiring melodic "party"-metal/rock, far from the usual stuff. Mix agressive guitar riffs with great pushing melodies. Those melodies are continued in the vocals, which stand out because of the vocalist's unique croaking voice. The choruses are catchy but not trivial, with a tendency towards melancholy. All in all truly good modern metal that could even be listened to on the radio - and I do not mean this in a negative way. The sound is really catchy and does not involve any typical 08/15 clichés. I expect to hear a lot more from them in the future. (5 / 5 ; Moni)


The-Pit:

"Redeemer" is an incredibly powerful and energetic chunk of music. Machinae Supremacy's music is mostly from the genre of modern melodic metal, but charged with single (delicate) progressive rock tendencies. To this add Robert Stjärnström's terrific qualities as a vocalists, singing mostly clean but always insistently and strinkingly...

The only thing left to say is that Machinae Supremacy have managed to create a relly good debut in "Redeemer". This album is an absolute must-have for audiophiles with a passion for organic, meaty and melodic metal experiments! But even those rather black-clad consumers of the gothic scene should have their joy with "Redeemer", not least because of the impressive lyrics of (and the way they are presented by) these profound Swedes.
Winter can finally arrive now... because you surely won't get cold easily with this album!
Recommended Tracks: Elite, Through the looking Glass, Rogue World Asylum, I know the Reaper, Seventeen, Oki Kumas Adventure"
(8 / 10)


Heavy:
MACHINAE SUPREMACY
Redeemer
Spinefarm/Soulfood

"Redeemer" is the second album of the Swedes who have made it their business to make heavy metal using influences and melodies from the time of the Commodore 64. SID-Metal is what the band calls their style, after the famous SID chip, representing the religion of their work. This was just for information's sake because those that have never had anything to do with the C64 will classify the Swedes' music as pressing, very melodic power metal. The wimpily interspersed C64 melodies are mostly inaudible behind the rest of the music. The music is well-made, not really innovative but still better than a lot of what's coming from northern Europe. The balance between pressing, pushing riffs and good melodies works. Those who like spacy power metal should check this band out.

Jürgen Tschamler (8 Punkte (out of 12))
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Draga on November 15, 2006, 08:23:10 pm
Wou! MaSu is becoming famous! Well I said that MaSu will r0xs the universe!
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Bates on November 15, 2006, 08:25:22 pm
Should be rather accurate...

Indeed it is.

Also looks like www.metal.de (http://www.metal.de) also did an interview with machinae. According to their website it should be available shortly.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Ratti on November 15, 2006, 08:45:27 pm
btw. the review from the pit is quite a bit longer in its original form, but i'm too lazy (and busy ^^) to translate all that now. Rob posted the more interesting parts, they go a bit into the online fandom (nothing really interesting), spinefarm and there's a track by track review.

-> http://www.the-pit.de/reviews/m/machinae_supremacy/cd/redeemer/859/index.html
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: JariWolf on November 15, 2006, 09:35:57 pm
Germans seem to have something against metal from northern Europe based on two of those reviews :P
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Trezker on November 15, 2006, 09:41:32 pm
Those melodies are continued in the vocals, which stand out because of the vocalist's unique croaking voice.
...
To this add Robert Stjärnström's terrific qualities as a vocalists, singing mostly clean but always insistently and strinkingly...
Germans seem to appreciate the vocals.
Maybe it's because the german language is rather "croaking" so they're used to it.

I bet germany will be one of the first countries where the Supremacy goes touring. ;)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Ratti on November 15, 2006, 10:12:40 pm
Germans seem to have something against metal from northern Europe based on two of those reviews :P
i think the first one was translated a bit confusingly by me. this wasn't against finland or finnish music, but it was rather meant as "a swedish band being signed by a label that mostly has finnish artist must be somehow extraordinary" in the original.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Drakonis on November 15, 2006, 10:53:59 pm
Germans seem to have something against metal from northern Europe based on two of those reviews :P
i think the first one was translated a bit confusingly by me. this wasn't against finland or finnish music, but it was rather meant as "a swedish band being signed by a label that mostly has finnish artist must be somehow extraordinary" in the original.

I understood what you (they) meant. It seemed they were giving a swedish band credit for being signed by a finnish label such as Spinefarm that seems dominant to their territory. Or that's what I got out of it anyway.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: SomethingApt on November 20, 2006, 09:06:14 pm
http://www.chroniclesofchaos.com/reviews/albums/2-4382_machinae_supremacy_redeemer.aspx

googled and found that. OUCH!
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: mumppis on November 20, 2006, 09:28:24 pm
some bulgarian noobie did that blah :D i dont care
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Gazus on November 20, 2006, 09:40:08 pm
Considering the "extreme music webzine", I don't give a lot of interest to this kind of review.
Not that the people that listen "extreme music" (I suppose black metal or anything like that) are narrow minded with music from other genres (despite the fact it's often true) but it's probably what's happening with this guy. :P

Anyway, I don't get the connection between MaSu and that "gothic" word (read same thing about MaSu being a gothic band on some crappy french website). Could someone enlight my mind. :)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Bates on November 20, 2006, 11:45:21 pm
There's a really great and long interview with some really interesting points over at metal.de, actually the most comprehensive interview with machinae I've read so far.
http://www.metal.de/stories.php4?was=story&id=808 (http://www.metal.de/stories.php4?was=story&id=808)

They also have a good 7/10 points review of Redeemer
http://www.metal.de/cdreviews.php4?was=review&id=7083 (http://www.metal.de/cdreviews.php4?was=review&id=7083)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Bates on November 20, 2006, 11:53:33 pm
Here's the first quarter (!) of the interview at metal.de
Anyone willing to help with the rest of the translation?

metal.de Interview with Machinae Supremacy
http://www.metal.de/stories.php4?was=story&id=808

With "Redeemer", the Swedes delivered a refreshing second album that will strenghten their reputation as innovative and groundbraking band in the rock and metal arena. Why the five guys support that their music can be downloaded for free on the net and why they don't perform in Turrican costumes, guitarist and singer Robert Stjärnström explained to me during a comfy talk.

Robert, Machinae Supremacy have been around for more than five years on the web, as one of the first bands to be internationally successful with offering their music as free download. What is your philosophy when it comes to the distribution of music? Many bands are out to earn money with their music or at least sell their albums...

We're more interesting in people rather listening our music than necessarily buying it. We're supporting this attitude openly. Without internet, filesharing and word of mouth, we would be nobody and therefore we'll always support these options.

On your new website you're reporting about various offers from labels you refused because of a lack of communication and bad distribution. Now you've signed with the Finnish label Spinefarm. A contract for four albums requires a considerable degree of trust, I'd say - so what is it that's great about Spinefarm? What changed for you, if you compare the bands' situation now and five years ago?

Spinefarm have been on our radar for a while, not only because of some really good bands on their label we like to listen to, but also because a friend's cousin and his band are with Spinefarm. When they contacted us, they asked us, if we did all by ourselves as a matter of principle or if we already thought about signing a contract. We answered that we're open for everything, if the right label would contact us.
What we had in mind was a label that could (and would!) offer us far more than what we could achieve on our own - at least at this point in time - and we think that's what Spinefarm could offer us.
Our fans were a bit afraid that Spinefarm might have too much influence on our music. Up till now we made the experience that our 27-year old, long-haired, headbanging label boss Hannu always gives his opinion on our music, but in the end, he lets us do what we think is right. They are a big and really capable label, but still it's their policy, not to interfere with the music of their bands.

This november the label will release your first official album "Redeemer". Tell your fans why they suddenly should buy your music instead of just downloading it.


I'd say listen to the music if you doubt its' value. If you like it, buy it. If you think the album isn't worth it, then just don't care about it. We download music too, so we'll never condemn other people if they do the same. If you want to support Machinae Supremacy, there are several ways to do so, but buying the album is the easiest of them all.

When you found the band on the beginning of this century, you all just buried your former music projects. What can you tell us about your musical biographies? What lead you to making music, what projects did you have before Machinae Supremacy? Are there other bands you're currently active in?

Our band histories mostly consist of local, unknown bands. Some which are worthy of being mentioned are for example Tomas' former bands Far Apart and Shinedust. I also played with him in a band called Garden of Concrete, and alone in various local punk bands and so on. Jonne und Gordon didn't do anything beforehand and Poe had a side project called Slideshow.

Machinae Supremacy - what does it mean? Machines over humans? Rationalism without emotion (actually the album doesn't sound anything like that)? What's your band philosophy?


I think the name sounds a bit darker than we really are. We already came up with the name before we founded the actual band, as we had a kind of cyberpunk concept in mind. The band delevoped a more positive direction as originally intended, so...
By all means, we aren't that "evil" as it sounds and certainly not partucularly "emo". The name remained nonetheless, but has now - at least for us - to do with pride and sincerity than with a dark and apocalyptic future.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Ratti on November 21, 2006, 12:06:22 am
haha, bateman, i was translating that independently from you, just finished after two hours of work. my fingers hurt x_X

here's the rest!

When I first came across MACHINAE SUPREMACY, some years ago, I only knew you as "the band with the incredible Gianna Sisters Cover". What was first - game music covers or selfwritten songs?

We always liked to write our own material. But from the first day we were just really thrilled about the idea of using videogame sounds and influences. Some retro musician found our songs and wrote to us. He said that we just had to do a videogame cover because our style would be perfect. That sounded like a funny idea so we took a song and recorded our own version.
In retrospect this was a very successful promotion strategy for as. The song spread like a wildfire through the internet and I believe that it has helped us very much to gain popularity with MACHINAE SUPREMACY as a band.

I couldn't say that it is very common to combine metallic guitars and heavy drums with ths kind of videogame music. A lot of bands sound like those medieval epic role playing and strategy games, but they don't mix influences (except for BAL SAGOTH, maybe). What about this is so fascinating for you?

From what I've heard we were the first to do that. There has been no mixing of 8-bit-videogame style with metal before MACHINAE SUPREMACY. I don't remember what exactly it was that made us do it, I just remember that it seemed very natural to me. There's this special something about this oldschool videogame music, this lawlessness, that's inspiring us musically, but we also love metal and the powerful feeling of heavy music. Maybe it wasn't enough for us to do just one of these, we had to do a little bit of both, you know. the best of both worlds.

I've often asked myself how to describe your music in the most fitting way. Most of the time it turned out as something like "rather melodic but dark metallic music in a modern outfit, using power and heavy metal guitars, some prog influences, moving synthesizers and a unique voice". Do you want to try yourself, and how do you thin about categories in general?

Hmmm... Genres and categories are treacherous, because everybody has his own notion about what exactly they mean. For instance, is "nu" metal the same as "rap" metal? I don't know, but how can I than recognize "nu" metal when I'm listening to it? What is essential to a genre, what defines it?
We have found that different people put MACHINAE SUPREMACY in different genres, dependent on which songs they prefer.
"Redeemer" does, as everything we have done before did, offers a broad variety of styles that cannot be expressed by one single genre. But I think you did pretty well, trying to describe it like that. To avoid to trap ourselves we mostly describe our music as "melodic hardrock (or metal) with videogame influences", or as "SID-Metal".

Unlike many metal bands you do not use aggressive voacals, as you find them in metalcore, black or death metal. Instead you've got a clear charismatic voice which reminds me a little bit of PLACEBO and MUSE, or even of Ozzy, when he still had a voice.
Why?


Because growls have been overused to their death... I actually knew that I wanted to sing in this band even before we had founded MACHINAE SUPREMACY. The result of that is that we've now got a vocalist that has not been chosen because of his abilities or his charismatic voice. I'm simply singing because I had decided to take over this role. Now we sound like it sounds when I sing, and this the only way in which I can imagine to sing.

Innovation is a strained word, that is all too often used in modern music business to descibe bands that are either entirely boring or so innovative that you cannot listen to them at all. What does innovation mean to you? You have been very innovative in your use of the internet, how do you intend to be innovative in the future?

We never thought about it like this. In some way I'd describe us rather as "retro" than as innovative, at least musically, because we have got these retro-influences in our music. To us it means to look backward in time, instead of looking forward.
When it comes to spreading our music on the internet, then the thing making us innovative is the fact that you don't get to listen to short democlips, half songs or streams that you cannot save. You get to download over 50 complete songs in high quality - for free.
And at least as important to us is trying to stay close to our fans, via our forums and the IRC-channels. Those offer the possibility to lead realtime conversation with our fans on a daily basis, instead of posting regular news or having an annual 2-hour-chat.

To me it seems that the development of the music business is heading in the same direction as that of the videogame business. When I was a child, games were very innovative and focused on ideas and gameplay rather than on graphics, they had more atmosphere and charisma. Nowadays all we get are standard products, producers following trends, games and music that are getting boring very fast. What's your opinion on these developments and could you imagine that there's a connection there?

Well... it may be a bit too easy and comfortable to follow these mainstream productions, at least right now. This leads to the fact that in our time everybody can do this stuff, not like it was ten, fifteen years ago. The result thereof is that we've got a growing number of bands that all sound the same on the one hand and a bigger number of talented DIY-bands and musicians on the other hand. The second group is out there too, you just have to be willed to look.

MACHINAE SUPREMACY use the SID, the sound chip of the legendary Commodore 64. Tell us a little bit about your youth with the C64. Which games did you play, what gave you the idea to use the SID for your music?

I remember loving Boulderdash, The Great Gianna Sisters, Transformers, Nexus, Commando and Ghosts'n'Goblins, amongst others. I even tried typing in some machine code from a computer magazine once, only to find out that it didn't do much at all, hehe.
I'm not really a fan of retro games, though. The C64 was incredible at its time, but that is over. What continues to live on and have its place in this world is, in my opinion, the SID chip. We use it because it adds a rough element to our music, something fresh and interesting that sounds cool and passes for a great instrument. Everything's so "hi-fi" and "hi-def" nowadays and I can understand what people like about it, but I also believe that a little bit of "lo-fi" is what's making the mixture interesting. We found out that the SID has its own unique sound characteristics which fit together with a distorted lead guitar perfectly when it comes to the frequency. That's why we really like it to let the SID and the lead guitar play the same melodies. It always sounds fantastic.

My eyes are always getting wet when I listen to the soundtrack of "The Last Ninja". Would you say that you're a nostalgic and melancholic person?

I do suffer from strong episodes of nostalgia, occasionally, but those moments are relatvely rare. I try to look forward and to find joy in new things. I'm afraid of becoming one of these old people that do nothing but lament about how everything was better back in the day, so I have created my own philosophy of everything being better today than it was in the past. TV-series are better, movies are better and gamges are better, too. Of course you have to choose carefully what to watch and what to play, but if you're ready to put some effort into it this is a very healthy attitude.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Ratti on November 21, 2006, 12:06:43 am
That was too long, more than 10000 characeters. Continued:



Have you ever met any of the great videogame music componists? Can you recommend some soundtracks?

we met some of them (Reyn Ouwehand, Ben Daglish, Rob Hubbard, amongst others), but never Chris Hülsbeck personally (though we did exchange some emails). But there still are people making pure SID music, even today. We have covered almost all our favourites in the Sidologies. My advice is to listen to the originals from the songs that we used in these medleys first. You can find a list in our forum.

Are you specialists in the area of synthesizer sounds? Or how do you manage to use the original SID sounds? Are they simulated or do you use real chips?

That would be difficult. We use the SidStation from Sweden (www.sidstation.com - we're featured on that page because the developers really like that we're using that thing) and we don't have to try long to implement this in our music at all, honestly. It almost comes automatically. We adjust the arpeggio and lead settings a little bit, but not much. Just plug the SidStation in, play around with it a little bit and you're drowned in a sea of inspiration. We tried to use simulated SID sounds (VSTi) once, but it didn't sound good at all when it was mixed.

Sweden is famous for its big and successful metal scene with bands like IN FLAMES and DARK TRANQUILLITY hailing from the country, a legendary death metal scene and a lot of good power metal bands. Are you interested in the scene? What do you listen to?

Yeah, of course we're interested in that! We think it's awesome that Sweden has such an excellent reputation when it comes to metal. The Swedish bands we like the most are SOILWORK and IN FLAMES. From other countries we're listening to a lot of stuff, from MEGADETH to SYSTEM OF A DOWN, and to al lot of nonmetal music, too. The scope of our influences is very diverse.

"Redeemer" has been remiced and remastered by some of the best Swedish metal producers. What are the changes from your own selfproduced version?

It seems like we are better at recording than we had thought, hehe. Seriously though, they took our material and changed it into something that sounded as if we had spent a lot of money on it - and all that while we just sat there and were in awe. That was quite the experience, from the total do-it-yourself up to then, to see professional producers work for us. The production is more powerful and biting now, a bit more cleaned up in some frequencies (overlapping instruments, effects that have been selectively muted, etc.). There have been some changes to the tracklist (two songs and a couple of intros were kicked out, one song has been added), the vocals are generally louder than they were before. We just got all the potential out of "Redeemer".

How did you manage to record your songs so professionally? Do you record them at home, or in a studio?

The drums were recorded in a studio, the rest at home. We recorded all the guitars using a Line6 guitar port, the bass with a simple line-in, adding effects and amp simulation in postproduction. The vocal cabin was closet that we filled with [[stuff to reduce acoustic noise]], to kill the echo and the room ambience. Low-tech but effective. I can only reommend this to all underground musicians, hehe.

On your Website you can still download a lot of songs that have been recorded and released a long time before "Redeemer", amongst those your debut album "Deus Ex Machinae" (sic!) and an entire PC game soundtrack. There are some truly fantastic songs like "Winterstorm" for example. What is going to happen to these songs? Do you plan to rerecord some of those for future albums?

These songs are going to stay online, und Releases -> ebography, available for free download.
We talked about it and we'd really like to rerecord the songs, but we are a little bit afraid of the essence of these songs being buried somewhere in these old records and that we might ruin them when we overhaul them. But still I am quite confident that at least one of our favourites, for instance "Hero" or "Winterstorm" will appear as a remake at some point.


MACHINAE SUPREMACY have played a few gigs in their past but only on an underground basis. Is there a chance of getting to see you somewhere south of Sweden next year? And how should we imagine these shows, musicians in Turrican-costumes with guitars looking like phasers?

Haha, maybe, we'll see. Up until now we have played a few gigs in Sweden, one in England and two in Finland. But there have been no futuristic weapons on stage, I have to admit. So far our musical style has had no effect on the stage show.
Spinefarm is working on bringing us together with some booking agentures right now, so the chances for a tour, even if it might still take a while, with Spinefarm backing us, are about one million percent larger than they were not so long ago.

That's good news! Till then I wish you good luck with "Redeemer", have fun in the big evil music business, hehe. To finish, I'd ask you to recommend our visitors a) an album, b) a videogame and c) a website. The answers "Redeemer", "Jets'n'Guns" and "www.machinaesupremacy.com" are forbidden, of course. Thank you very much!

Thank you, too! Here we go:

a) Raised Fist - Sound of The Republic
b) Jet Set Radio Future
c) www.MegaTokyo.com (a webcomic)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: mumppis on November 22, 2006, 09:52:58 pm
http://www.findance.com/haastattelut/haastattelu.php?machinaesupremacy

interview only in finnish and also review for the album

http://www.findance.com/arvostelut/arvostelu.php?machinaesupremacy_redeemer

Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: mumppis 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
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: mumppis 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
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Ratti 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.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: refic on November 29, 2006, 01:49:07 pm
http://www.rocking.gr/review914.php

Anyone want to translate? ;)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Jack Lupino on December 05, 2006, 01:31:22 am
Ok !


I can't.

Its Greek people.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: robert on December 07, 2006, 10:48:00 am
http://www.sourcewebzine.com.br/interviews/2006/machinaesupremacy.php
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: cloudstrifex on December 07, 2006, 10:40:17 pm
http://www.sourcewebzine.com.br/interviews/2006/machinaesupremacy.php

Cool. :) Your quote doesn't really make sense though. ;)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Fallout 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. ;)

SOURCEWEBZINE - Do you have anything to say or add for closure ?
G - Let’s born to rock.


Agghhh.. I remember that from somewhere. Would you care to re-enlighten me, rob? :)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: robert on December 08, 2006, 07:43:22 am
Pat Power (a.k.a. Patrik Jerksten) says it all the time. It's his tagline. :)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Gazus 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

[Edit]

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

Quote
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%
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: robert 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)
10 Punkte


Powermetal.de:
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
(Martin Stark)
 
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)
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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.

KATHARINA PFEIFLE
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Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Ratti 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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Powermetal.de:
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
(Martin Stark)



I'll leave the shorter ones for later. Or Bateman.

Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Gazus on December 13, 2006, 09:23:04 pm
Redeemer got a 3.5/5 in the french magazine Hard 'N Heavy.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Bates 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
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Gyokuro 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.

Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Fallout on December 16, 2006, 02:23:45 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.



Scans/pics!! :D
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Gyokuro on December 16, 2006, 02:26:10 pm
Sry, don't have a scanner.  :(
But I can translate the stuff in it, tho it's mostly just the basic stuff about MaSu,
SiD-metal, etc.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Downhouse on December 18, 2006, 03:38:01 pm
http://www.imperiumi.net/int_2.php?id=833
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Jonezky on December 20, 2006, 03:52:38 pm
Hmm, gotta see if I can find the lates issue of Sue somewhere...
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: robert on December 20, 2006, 07:31:50 pm
Norwegian magazine Scream totally smacked us down... 1/6. :)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: WereVolvo on December 20, 2006, 07:35:10 pm
... I am ashamed of being norwegian right now.  :(
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: SomethingApt on December 20, 2006, 07:58:55 pm
who the hell reviews something out of 6? it just doesn't make any sense :P
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: WereVolvo on December 20, 2006, 08:01:39 pm
We do in Norway. It does make sense here, at least, because sometimes it's like the critics are throwing dice when determining how much they like a given album/concert/movie etc. :P
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Zombie With Style on December 20, 2006, 08:19:10 pm
Norwegian magazine Scream totally smacked us down... 1/6. :)

Grab the torchs and the shotguns! Its time we eliminate those who oppose Machinaes greatness!
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: cloudstrifex on December 20, 2006, 10:01:33 pm
Can we get an article?
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Mjoelnir on December 23, 2006, 12:12:37 pm
Metal Hammer from Germany rated Redeemer with 6/7 and it made the 7th place overall this month.. good but still underrated ;)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Ratti on December 23, 2006, 12:31:42 pm
The individual review in German metal magazine RockHard was 8 out of 10, but in the overall rating by all magazine staff it got an average of 6 point something I think, placing it 19th for this month. Boo.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Kibiyama on December 24, 2006, 05:07:13 am
I didn't think this deserved a whole topic devoted to it, so here it is.

MaSu should send some albums to All Music Guide (http://www.allmusic.com). I'm sure it would get them some more American exposure, and I have my own personal reasons for wanting that. (MaSu shows in the US within my lifetime, yay!)

And now, back to lurking.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Fallout on December 24, 2006, 05:11:16 am
I didn't think this deserved a whole topic devoted to it, so here it is.

MaSu should send some albums to All Music Guide (http://www.allmusic.com). I'm sure it would get them some more American exposure, and I have my own personal reasons for wanting that. (MaSu shows in the US within my lifetime, yay!)

And now, back to lurking.

It's not that simple. The album is still doing a test-run in Scandinavia, and if it's successful it'll be tested internationally (from what I understand, anyway.)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: mumppis on December 24, 2006, 09:20:00 am
all depens on the record label and the timing now its only starting to go out in europe etc so
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Ratti on December 24, 2006, 01:21:05 pm
Yea, it's being reviewed by German metal magazines already, but I have yet to see it in a shop (and i've checked many). Only way to get it here (that I know of) is over the internet.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Bearfoot on December 27, 2006, 08:26:36 pm
Norwegian magazine Scream totally smacked us down... 1/6. :)

Hey I know that i'ts very late to say this, but opinions are like assholes.

Just like Scream magazene... :P

And with a name like "scream" I'd guess they were looking for incomphrenesable yelling anyway, so i'd consider it a complement.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Lysix on December 27, 2006, 09:19:06 pm
Hey I know that i'ts very late to say this, but opinions are like assholes.

Everybody has them, but only homosexuals abuse them?
Sorry, couldnt resist. No offence meant :)

But yeah, not everyone is going to like the sound. It's what seperates the cool from the uncool, blates.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Irrationalist on December 28, 2006, 05:54:38 am
Hey I know that i'ts very late to say this, but opinions are like assholes.

Everybody has them, but only homosexuals abuse them?
Sorry, couldnt resist. No offence meant :)

But yeah, not everyone is going to like the sound. It's what seperates the cool from the uncool, blates.


I found the joke rather amusing.

I dont agree with your comment on the sound, there are talented band I dont like listening to. Machinae is a taste some may not have, it is ignorant to say "luv of MaSu" = "good taste".
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: robert on January 08, 2007, 10:07:39 am
Machinae interview at Metal Team UK.

http://www.metalteamuk.net/machinaeinterview.htm (http://www.metalteamuk.net/machinaeinterview.htm)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Jack Lupino on January 08, 2007, 10:09:52 am
Sweet interview. Actually got to know something new hehe..
 8)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Fallout on January 08, 2007, 05:21:35 pm
Very awesome interview indeed. Well written, and lots of info for new and old fans alike. :)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Irrationalist on January 09, 2007, 07:44:36 am
Interesting, That was basically a MaSu 101.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: evilcandybag on January 22, 2007, 10:17:57 pm
I'm listening to TTLG on Bandit 106,3 right now. Bandit is one of the biggest rock channels in Sweden. Awesome!
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: tomas on January 23, 2007, 11:58:53 pm
I'm listening to TTLG on Bandit 106,3 right now. Bandit is one of the biggest rock channels in Sweden. Awesome!

haha fuck i just missed it, ive listen to it all day and then i turn on Skillet-Comatose-2006 album.....

well i missed it  :-[
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Fallout on January 24, 2007, 12:05:33 am
Skillet-Comatose-2006 album.....

Heheh, you recommended them to me on last.fm - they're pretty good :)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: tomas on January 24, 2007, 01:08:49 pm
I'm listening to TTLG on Bandit 106,3 right now. Bandit is one of the biggest rock channels in Sweden. Awesome!

yeah i just heard our song @ bandit.. :-)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Fallout on January 24, 2007, 06:28:21 pm
I'm listening to TTLG on Bandit 106,3 right now. Bandit is one of the biggest rock channels in Sweden. Awesome!

yeah i just heard our song @ bandit.. :-)

:o they played it more than once? That can only be a good thing.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: evilcandybag on January 24, 2007, 08:36:29 pm
I'm listening to TTLG on Bandit 106,3 right now. Bandit is one of the biggest rock channels in Sweden. Awesome!

yeah i just heard our song @ bandit.. :-)

:o they played it more than once? That can only be a good thing.

My brother has heard them several times now. Arh, guys, you need to play on the next Bandit party (Bandit organises kickass parties with awesome live acts and stuff).
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: tomas on January 25, 2007, 08:29:18 am
MaSu in under catogry "new music" @ bandit roght now
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Irrationalist on January 25, 2007, 08:35:03 am
So whats old to them :p

Must mean newly signed or something.

Good to hear though.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Stefan on January 25, 2007, 10:26:37 am
Finnish magazine MIASMA gave Redeemer a low score (3 out of 9, don't really remember) and summarized that "it's basically a nice package with a fair drive, but needs more grrrrowl and less whining..."

Didn't find a web page though.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Layson Juravis on January 29, 2007, 04:13:37 pm
They scored 9/10 on Metal-Observer today. But someone needs to tell this Daniel guy what a SidStation is... not that it hurts the review in any way.

http://www.metal-observer.com/articles.php?lid=1&sid=1&id=11720 (http://www.metal-observer.com/articles.php?lid=1&sid=1&id=11720)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: robert on January 30, 2007, 02:01:31 pm
Nice review, though. He doesn't seem to understand the music, but still he likes it a lot. Respect. Most reviewers would never admit they don't quite get it. :)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: mumppis on January 30, 2007, 04:09:05 pm
yeah thats the main problem with most of the reviews i read about redeemer they dont understand the music :)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: cloudstrifex on January 30, 2007, 04:16:46 pm
yeah thats the main problem with most of the reviews i read about redeemer they dont understand the music :)

And therefore it must be bad. It amazes me how a lot of these reviewers can't even understand the SID (not not knowing what it is, but not knowing why they use it). You'd think they'd have played some form of videogame in their life and understand why it's so great. :D
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: evilcandybag on January 30, 2007, 06:14:48 pm
yeah thats the main problem with most of the reviews i read about redeemer they dont understand the music :)

And therefore it must be bad. It amazes me how a lot of these reviewers can't even understand the SID (not not knowing what it is, but not knowing why they use it). You'd think they'd have played some form of videogame in their life and understand why it's so great. :D

You know that there are people who don't like videogames at all, even after having tried them? If he's one of those, I can understand that he doesn't understand the Sid.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: cloudstrifex on January 30, 2007, 10:19:31 pm
yeah thats the main problem with most of the reviews i read about redeemer they dont understand the music :)

And therefore it must be bad. It amazes me how a lot of these reviewers can't even understand the SID (not not knowing what it is, but not knowing why they use it). You'd think they'd have played some form of videogame in their life and understand why it's so great. :D

You know that there are people who don't like videogames at all, even after having tried them? If he's one of those, I can understand that he doesn't understand the Sid.


Then they shouldn't be reviewing music in the first place. ;D
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: JariWolf on January 31, 2007, 12:43:43 am
Nice review, though. He doesn't seem to understand the music, but still he likes it a lot. Respect. Most reviewers would never admit they don't quite get it. :)

yeah thats the main problem with most of the reviews i read about redeemer they dont understand the music :)

Yeah, I saw that problem. Some didn't understand it and gave bad scores because of that.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: 3r2x on January 31, 2007, 08:28:12 am
Sydsvenskan (a big newspaper in south Sweden) gave us 4/5 today.

"MaSu heroically make their success themselves on the Internet, with the record labels trying to follow up" ;)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Trezker on January 31, 2007, 09:24:25 am
Sydsvenskan (a big newspaper in south Sweden) gave us 4/5 today.

"MaSu heroically make their success themselves on the Internet, with the record labels trying to follow up" ;)
"us", which part of the band be you?
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: NaziMoomin on January 31, 2007, 11:31:12 am
yeah thats the main problem with most of the reviews i read about redeemer they dont understand the music :)

And therefore it must be bad. It amazes me how a lot of these reviewers can't even understand the SID (not not knowing what it is, but not knowing why they use it). You'd think they'd have played some form of videogame in their life and understand why it's so great. :D

You know that there are people who don't like videogames at all, even after having tried them? If he's one of those, I can understand that he doesn't understand the Sid.


Then they shouldn't be reviewing music in the first place. ;D
Do u mean that people who don't play videogames shouldn't review music? And why is that?
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: NaziMoomin on January 31, 2007, 11:32:07 am
Sydsvenskan (a big newspaper in south Sweden) gave us 4/5 today.

"MaSu heroically make their success themselves on the Internet, with the record labels trying to follow up" ;)
"us", which part of the band be you?
Yeah noob? (which I happen to be too)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: robert on January 31, 2007, 02:21:24 pm
http://www.harm.us/reviews/showreview.cfm?albID=4844&visitor=0

9.5/10.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: LordXaras on January 31, 2007, 03:22:36 pm
Seeing all these great reviews makes me feel warm and fuzzy. I hope I get the opportunity to act superior to legions of new fans.

 ;D
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: cloudstrifex on February 01, 2007, 03:46:32 am
yeah thats the main problem with most of the reviews i read about redeemer they dont understand the music :)

And therefore it must be bad. It amazes me how a lot of these reviewers can't even understand the SID (not not knowing what it is, but not knowing why they use it). You'd think they'd have played some form of videogame in their life and understand why it's so great. :D

You know that there are people who don't like videogames at all, even after having tried them? If he's one of those, I can understand that he doesn't understand the Sid.


Then they shouldn't be reviewing music in the first place. ;D
Do u mean that people who don't play videogames shouldn't review music? And why is that?

Because then they can't understand great music like Machinae Supremacy?
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: PrescriptiveBarony on February 01, 2007, 11:08:18 am
Whaaaat.

that's nonsense. it's music. I don't require knowledge of the history and evolution of the guitar to appreciate a rockin' solo. It's not like they're even presenting themselves as a video-game band or anything. It's silly and unnecessary and counterproductive to claim that people need to have had a certain common experience or they shouldn't be allowed to form a public opinion.

if the only reason you like something is because it appeals to that part of us which likes to identify with esoterica and select groups, perhaps you should rethink your taste.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: cloudstrifex on February 02, 2007, 03:13:30 am
Or perhaps I was joking around and you guys made way too big a deal out of it.

EDIT: Here is a random DXM page rated by fans. 3.48 out of 5 I think it was.

http://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/machinae_supremacy/deus_ex_machinae/

EDIT2: Here's another DXM review from the guys that gave Redeemer 5/5 and said it was the best album of the year. 4.8/5 ain't too bad right? ;)

http://www.sputnikmusic.com/soundoff.php?albumid=15457
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: NaziMoomin on February 02, 2007, 09:53:00 pm
Seeing all these great reviews makes me feel warm and fuzzy. I hope I get the opportunity to act superior to legions of new fans.

 ;D
That will probably be a nice experience for you to have.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: NaziMoomin on February 02, 2007, 09:53:47 pm
Whaaaat.

that's nonsense. it's music. I don't require knowledge of the history and evolution of the guitar to appreciate a rockin' solo. It's not like they're even presenting themselves as a video-game band or anything. It's silly and unnecessary and counterproductive to claim that people need to have had a certain common experience or they shouldn't be allowed to form a public opinion.

if the only reason you like something is because it appeals to that part of us which likes to identify with esoterica and select groups, perhaps you should rethink your taste.
Yep, Mr.Fancypants, that's one way to  say it. =)
But I must say I agree with you completely.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: vanti on February 03, 2007, 07:20:01 pm
Got a nice surprise the other day when I was reinstalling Vista and I had to start the radio for once. Tuned in to Bandit and after a while I heard "Attention! New Music! Machinae Supremacy" and a while later they played TtLG.. seems to be on the rotation there right now.

http://www.bandit.se/index.php?page=1&underpage=9.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: LordXaras on February 03, 2007, 08:44:04 pm
Welcome to two pages ago.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Jack Lupino on February 03, 2007, 11:34:30 pm
Welcome to two pages ago.
Thank you !

Can i have a glass of yesterday's wine ?
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Ratti on February 04, 2007, 04:14:43 am
New German review from vampster.com: http://www.vampster.com/artikel/show/?id=22145

They don't give points, but the overall tone is very favorable. Too tired to translate right now, maybe tomorrow.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Ratti on February 04, 2007, 11:26:47 pm
Here it is!

[[First part is pretty much untranslatable as it contains a pun on some well-known German lyrics.]] People who support filesharing will find a valid argument in MACHINAE SUPREMACY's success: founded at the turn of the millennium, the Swedish band have been offering a lot of their songs on their website for free download, long before they got a record deal. Filesharing and online communities where fans could tell others about their music had their part in gradually increasing the number of their followers - and all that without record companies or promoters.

Now the quintet signed a deal at Spinefarm Records to make their second album available in regular trade. Metal fans who like modern riffing comparable to the new IN FLAMES and don't mind almost pop-like melodies should like this CD. Sounds boring and not very innovative? Right. But still MACHINAE SUPREMACY are unique. The uncomparable und untypical (for a metal vocalist) voice of Robert Stjärnström, maybe a little bit similar to Ville Tuomi (KYRIA), already makes a difference. Even more important for their sound is the use of the SID, the C64 soundchip.

Whoever owned a C64 during the eighties and likes to remember those glorious days just has to love this band. The tootling of the SID sounds comfortably familiar, you instantly remember old video games. The usage of the SID differs from many of their old songs, as it is no longer the center of the music but has moved a bit to the background, now stand on equal footing with the guitars. "Redeemer" is heavy and more riff-orientated than their old stuff. You will notice this especially while listening to the opener "Elite" which even contains a heavy part in which drummer Tomas can go full power, while the playful and incredibly melodic guitar leads form an interesting contrast. The other songs are not to be disregarded either. Apart from the catchy "Rogue World Asylum" and the dynamic and delicately played "Rise", especially the last three songs leave an impression. They stand apart from the rest of the album as they have a more melancholic and thoughtful nature, showing that MACHINAE SUPREMACY is capable of getting more out of the simple-sounding concept of "metal + video game music" than one would think: first-rate touching rock music.

MACHINAE SUPREMACY's symbiosis of hard rock music and electronic video game music is definitely a success. The result is a modern metal album with strong songwriting and a truly unique sound. Those who are still not convinced can go to their website - not to download "Redeemer" - to get dozens of their old songs.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: evilcandybag on February 07, 2007, 12:58:44 pm
On the topic of MaSu on Bandit:
Bandit has a rock survey, where you can rate songs so that they will play them more/less. Get registered and give TtLG a boost. http://banditrock1063.mediascore-inc.com/ (http://banditrock1063.mediascore-inc.com/)

Click on "klicka här för att registrera dig" to register.
You are all smart people, so I think you can figure out what to fill in what fields.

The survey is simple, you listen to the songs played, then rate them like this:

Favorit - Favorite
Tycker om - Like
Har gillat men tröttnat - Have liked, but gotten tired of
(Can't remember the middle one) - Indifferent
Tycker inte om - Do not like
Känner inte igen - Do not recognize
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Xhu on February 07, 2007, 08:25:56 pm
You overestimate me.

*Lösenord:...does this mean password?
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: evilcandybag on February 08, 2007, 12:53:56 am
You overestimate me.

*Lösenord:...does this mean password?

Yes. I though that you guys had filled in enough of that kind of web-forms to be able to fill them in with the fields left blank.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: yofee on February 09, 2007, 02:28:11 am
Did someone else just notice anything odd or cool on P3 Rock about 23:55 (11:55pm swe-time) tonite??? I heard Machinaes Elite and the host Håkan Person presented the bands debut album Redeemer. The fun was that he said Machinae came from Finland. Was I dreaming? :P ;D
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Jack Lupino on February 09, 2007, 03:55:05 am
Some dude i know actually had James Bond as a password, and because he's such a dumbass he spelled it wrong, so his password was :

Jeems Bont
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: robert on February 09, 2007, 08:56:38 am
http://www.virus-mag.com/index.php?sn=&a=4474
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Irrationalist on February 10, 2007, 01:43:11 am
He actually analyzed the music, lol. I really liked the review, it seems he liked the music.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Xhu on February 10, 2007, 04:07:43 am
Yeah, but not one mention of SiD short of 'many synths used'...

Positive reviews are always good, though.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: evilcandybag on February 12, 2007, 04:16:09 am
Yeah, but not one mention of SiD short of 'many synths used'...

Actually, I like when reviewers don't mention it. The review gets more understandable to the masses they are directed towards, plus they review the music, not one of the instruments used. A review by a SiD fan is very likely to be colored by the reviewer's affection for the chip, making it hard for uninitiated to get what it's all about. I think it's enough that he mentions that synthesised sounds are used, and that they sound good, because that's what matters.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Ratti on February 13, 2007, 05:48:53 pm
http://www.vampster.com/artikel/show/?id=22256

Nice interview with Gordon. Some stuff we all know about the band's history and ideology, some interesting stuff about Hubnester Industries and some hinting at a more-sid-than-redeemer third album.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: evilcandybag on February 16, 2007, 04:56:29 pm
MaSu was mentioned in today's Aftonbladet, one of Sweden's biggest tabloids.

(http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/8502/skannafs1.th.jpg) (http://img120.imageshack.us/my.php?image=skannafs1.jpg)

[Translation]
Tomorrow I'll be at a party at Kulturens hus in Luleå. Machinae Supremacy are celebrating the Swedish release of their record, "Redeemer". They say they play metal, but I can feel both Schlager and Pop in the music. For several weeks I had their song "I Know the Reaper" on repeat in my iPod. Until a friendly soul told me that "Reaper" means "Liemannen". Then I had to calm down a bit.

The distance to Stockholm, London or Tokyo doesn't matter for Machinae Supremacy. They have grown big on the 'net. Now they have 100 000 downloads a month from their website. Their songs have soon been downloaded four million times by listeners from all sorts of countries. That means that on the streets of Luleå, world-famous rockstars walk.
This is not something you notice. I once spole to Johan "Pallo" Palovaara, the bass player in Machinae Supremacy about cocky bands like Mando Diao and The Hives. He didn't quite like their haughty style.
"No matter how famous you get, you can always be a nice guy", Pallo said.

Normally he works at the construction material store Bevego in Luleå. Some time soon he can maybe make a living through his music.
[/end translation]
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: LordXaras on February 16, 2007, 06:10:53 pm
Woot!

I must say I feel surprised that there are people at Aftonbladet with such excellent taste... though I'm not sure what to make of her english skills.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: WereVolvo on February 16, 2007, 07:17:17 pm
Woot!

I must say I feel surprised that there are people at Aftonbladet with such excellent taste... though I'm not sure what to make of her english skills.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the translation was made by evilcandybag, amirite? ;)

but whatevs. Nice to see Machinae Supremacy getting some recognition in their home country at last. One step closer to world domination...
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: SweZor on February 16, 2007, 08:08:05 pm
Woot!

I must say I feel surprised that there are people at Aftonbladet with such excellent taste... though I'm not sure what to make of her english skills.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the translation was made by evilcandybag, amirite? ;)

but whatevs. Nice to see Machinae Supremacy getting some recognition in their home country at last. One step closer to world domination...

I think he's referring to this bit:
Quote
Until a friendly soul told me that "Reaper" means "Liemannen". Then I had to calm down a bit.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: robert on February 19, 2007, 11:35:50 am
For those who know Swedish, here's a review of the release party:
http://www.kuriren.nu/%5CGEN_Utmatning_Noje.asp?ArticleID=1438093&CategoryID=2766&ArticleOutputTemplateID=125&ArticleStateID=2&ParentID= (http://www.kuriren.nu/%5CGEN_Utmatning_Noje.asp?ArticleID=1438093&CategoryID=2766&ArticleOutputTemplateID=125&ArticleStateID=2&ParentID=)

This review was in the paper-version of the tabloid as well, but I don't have any scan of it (yet).

A translation of some of the review:
“The small concert hall was packed and the tickets sold out,
and in the audience there were a lot of new faces, not just the
hardcore fans who always show up to support their local talents…

[But] Machinae Supremacy are not just local anymore. They’ve
released their second album ‘Redeemer’ through Spinefarm Records,
one of the biggest metal labels in the world, and their music is
featured in the soundtracks to several video games.

With two albums in their wake they had a lot of material to dish
out to the black-clad audience, and so they did. ‘We’re gonna be so
damn good tonight your crouch is gonna hurt. Now let’s have some fun’,
the singer Robert Stjärnström called out. The audience seemed to
agree, as eagerly as they danced and sang along to the lyrics. The
concert was coming to an end, but as expected there was an encore of
three more songs.

First, a duet with Erica Öberg, the singer from Inja /---/ followed by the
radio hit ‘Through The Looking Glass’, to everyone’s delight…

No, my crouch didn’t hurt when I got home. Maybe it’s a bit much to ask
from someone who doesn’t own a single metal album, or has any such mp3s
on my computer. But I got the answer to my question: They were just as
good live as on their recordings.”


Review by Lovisa Thurfjell
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: PrescriptiveBarony on February 19, 2007, 11:46:27 am
"They were just as good live as on their recordings.”

As I see it, that's one of the highest possible compliments there is. Congratulations! and from a non-metal person even.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: vanti on February 20, 2007, 03:29:46 am
The gig WAS great.. needed a little more SID tho ;) No just kidding. They really tore up the place!
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: iggMaN^ on February 20, 2007, 12:55:23 pm
The gig WAS great.. needed a little more SID tho ;) No just kidding. They really tore up the place!

No seriously, they DID need more SID! Or, the SID was good, just that the fucking sound guy/girl fucked up! You could not hear the SID or Rob! >:(
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: mumppis on February 20, 2007, 04:27:55 pm
eh the mixing was very good. no problem with that fix your ears
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Jack Lupino on March 03, 2007, 08:18:13 pm
Only when something goes bad they blame the soundguy, when the sound is good they applaud the band. It must be a hard life.

:)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Cid Highwind~ on May 04, 2007, 05:19:11 pm
I Wish I Went Sounds Pretty Cool ;D
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: yukaa83 on May 08, 2007, 12:15:12 pm
Whoa!

That article on MaSu / Redeemer ("Remember"!?) in Metal Hammer was REALLY TOTALLY FUCKED UP!
What kind of retards do they hire!  :o Good that they gave 8 out of 10 points though...

I've always trusted that magazine. Metal Hammer, get a grip!
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: morize on December 07, 2007, 07:57:56 pm
Yes, I sent it recently. Now I'm waiting for some reply. The mail was about MaSu generally, there are no MaSu in media in Czech republic, that's really bad here :(
So I did this small promotion (plea for any additional reviews, maybe interview with you "MaSu guys" and so on :-)). I hope redaction do something concerning this, I'll resound later about this, here in forum :-)
Wow..and this is my first entry on this forum, so AHOY! Machinae Community and MaSu especially ! ;-)

btw. That magazine is called Spark, website here: www.spark-rockmagazine.cz (http://www.spark-rockmagazine.cz)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Jack Lupino on December 07, 2007, 08:04:14 pm
Welcome Morize!
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Blackiris on December 12, 2007, 11:52:00 am
Lucky for all of you o_o I don't get a bit of MaSu in my media...someday I'mma go fly to Sweden  :D
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Moheeheeko on December 12, 2007, 09:24:13 pm
needed a little more SID
how can i see this becoming an epic joke like "i need more cowbell"?
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: machinaeFREAK on December 19, 2007, 04:23:47 pm
Here in the Netherlands we have Kidsweek, thats a newspaper for kids from 12 to 18. There are always music reviews in, even from unknown bands. So maybe a review from the new album will stand in the Kidsweek from that week.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: megashroom° on December 19, 2007, 05:03:58 pm
Here in the Netherlands we have Kidsweek, thats a newspaper for kids from 12 to 18. There are always music reviews in, even from unknown bands. So maybe a review from the new album will stand in the Kidsweek from that week.

And then the forums will swarm with kiddos, Awsome.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Kehe on December 19, 2007, 08:51:40 pm
Here in the Netherlands we have Kidsweek, thats a newspaper for kids from 12 to 18. There are always music reviews in, even from unknown bands. So maybe a review from the new album will stand in the Kidsweek from that week.

And then the forums will swarm with kiddos, Awsome.

wats wrong with kids? were people too!!
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Zombie With Style on December 19, 2007, 09:02:23 pm
Here in the Netherlands we have Kidsweek, thats a newspaper for kids from 12 to 18. There are always music reviews in, even from unknown bands. So maybe a review from the new album will stand in the Kidsweek from that week.

And then the forums will swarm with kiddos, Awsome.

wats wrong with kids? were people too!!

Because 1 out of every 5 of those kids will be the next Iggman
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Kehe on December 19, 2007, 09:05:04 pm
Here in the Netherlands we have Kidsweek, thats a newspaper for kids from 12 to 18. There are always music reviews in, even from unknown bands. So maybe a review from the new album will stand in the Kidsweek from that week.

And then the forums will swarm with kiddos, Awsome.

wats wrong with kids? were people too!!

Because 1 out of every 5 of those kids will be the next Iggman

whos iggman
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: WereVolvo on December 19, 2007, 10:12:18 pm
Here in the Netherlands we have Kidsweek, thats a newspaper for kids from 12 to 18. There are always music reviews in, even from unknown bands. So maybe a review from the new album will stand in the Kidsweek from that week.

And then the forums will swarm with kiddos, Awsome.

wats wrong with kids? were people too!!

Because 1 out of every 5 of those kids will be the next Iggman

whos iggman

Trust me... you're better off not knowing.

Now, back on topic, bitches!
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: megashroom° on December 19, 2007, 10:29:52 pm
Trust me... you're better off not knowing.

Now, back on topic, bitches!

Yes sir.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: machinaeFREAK on December 20, 2007, 05:13:46 pm
Sir Yes Sir!
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Jack Lupino on December 20, 2007, 05:16:54 pm
I don't mind having kids in. As long as they behave and post by the rules it's all good. ;D

Last on that note however.


For the media! Perhaps we should drop the youtube link with some companies/friends/groups/forums, see if it helps? :)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: WilllemNL on December 24, 2007, 06:04:39 pm
Here in the Netherlands we have Kidsweek, thats a newspaper for kids from 12 to 18. There are always music reviews in, even from unknown bands. So maybe a review from the new album will stand in the Kidsweek from that week.

Well, we do have that music, but I don't consider MaSu kidmusic. MaSu is really great and they diserve a lot more attention than they got now (listen to Rise for an example...), but kidsweek? No thanks.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: skull on January 18, 2008, 12:48:01 pm
Yup, he Ulitmate Guiar lot hit the aprove button my my redeemer review and MaSu has hit mother russia (for those who wonder WTF im talking about, UG is russian hosted and based in Russia, hence why they can keep putting music tabs and get away with it)

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/compact_discs/machinae_supremacy/redeemer/index.html


like I said, its not the bets review but Im saving that for Overworld :P

and dont forget, you can also post your reviews for the album, remember, the more we get, the more MaSu gets their name out



Also, props for Kråhffäh, who Posted a DxM Review aswell

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/compact_discs/machinae_supremacy/deus_ex_machinae/index.html



MaSu is as big as Metallica :P
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: skull on January 18, 2008, 02:48:19 pm
I hate to bump but I need to know, what do teh peeps think of these reviews?


Im thinking of getting a massive spam of overworld reviews by all of us to UG, so they have like 10 reviews of overworld :P


also, wtf, 2 votes for redeemer and it gives an average of 5.5! damit!
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Torzelan on January 18, 2008, 05:03:59 pm
[15:09] <dezo> http://www.kuriren.nu/noje/artikel.aspx?articleid=3063517

made a quick .txt translation bored at work, hardly perfect but better than nothing for nonswedes who are interested

http://www.speedyshare.com/906605217.html
(shortlived filehosting)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Kråhffäh on January 19, 2008, 01:18:37 am
All hail  :)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Bocom on January 19, 2008, 10:01:26 am
[15:09] <dezo> http://www.kuriren.nu/noje/artikel.aspx?articleid=3063517

made a quick .txt translation bored at work, hardly perfect but better than nothing for nonswedes who are interested

http://www.speedyshare.com/906605217.html
(shortlived filehosting)

"Never be the same again"? They covered I turn to you, that I know. :D
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Gordon on January 19, 2008, 01:40:42 pm
[15:09] <dezo> http://www.kuriren.nu/noje/artikel.aspx?articleid=3063517

made a quick .txt translation bored at work, hardly perfect but better than nothing for nonswedes who are interested

http://www.speedyshare.com/906605217.html
(shortlived filehosting)

"Never be the same again"? They covered I turn to you, that I know. :D

Well, you can always count on them getting something wrong in the interviews.  :) But overall it was a good one.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Bocom on January 19, 2008, 04:11:22 pm
[15:09] <dezo> http://www.kuriren.nu/noje/artikel.aspx?articleid=3063517

made a quick .txt translation bored at work, hardly perfect but better than nothing for nonswedes who are interested

http://www.speedyshare.com/906605217.html
(shortlived filehosting)

"Never be the same again"? They covered I turn to you, that I know. :D

Well, you can always count on them getting something wrong in the interviews.  :) But overall it was a good one.

Of course, of course. :D

Yeah, I also thought it was a good one. :) (Didn't read the translation, but I am sure you did a nice job, Torzelan. <3 :P)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: WereVolvo on January 19, 2008, 05:29:01 pm
minor update, merged the "masu in russia"-thread with this one and remove some superfluous posts.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Asor on February 05, 2008, 07:16:10 pm
Ah, when I were driving around and listening to the car radio, YleX(one of the biggest and most popular radiostations in Finland among youngsters) surprised me again. They played Overworld in teh radio and said something about "The band becoming known to finns because of their second album, deemer(he might have said REdeemer but atleast I didnt really hear the RE, anyways) and that their new album is coming this month and this is the namesake song from the album" or something like that.

It made me super happy(in mah pants).
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: JariWolf on February 08, 2008, 01:36:21 pm
MaSu is as big as Metallica :P

but Metallica ain't that l337 ;)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: JariWolf on February 08, 2008, 01:37:55 pm
Ah, when I were driving around and listening to the car radio, YleX(one of the biggest and most popular radiostations in Finland among youngsters) surprised me again. They played Overworld in teh radio and said something about "The band becoming known to finns because of their second album, deemer(he might have said REdeemer but atleast I didnt really hear the RE, anyways) and that their new album is coming this month and this is the namesake song from the album" or something like that.

It made me super happy(in mah pants).

They also played Need For Steve some time ago. They should add Edge and Pearl to their playlist though..
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Stefan on February 08, 2008, 09:58:32 pm
I don't know if this qualifies, but Edge and Pearl was shortly heard on background during a coast guard life-saving insert in "Äijät" tv-show on finnish tv channel SubTV, which aired 8.2.08. Modest but hey, a puff is a puff. ;)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Erica on February 10, 2008, 05:50:52 pm
I found Redeemer in our local CD-store a few months ago, and the owner of the shop have given the album 9/10 points  :D
I got very surprised by finding Redeemer on the "new stuff"-shelf, I haven't seen it out in the stores before
I see this as a great step forward, you have reached outside the Internet  ;)

Congrats guys!


EDIT:
Here's what thay said about the record:

"Finska Spinefarm Records har under flera år imponerat med en lång rad av högkvalitativa hårdrocksband under sin fana. Children of Bodom, Nightwish, Sonata Arctica och Finntroll är bara några av exemplen som visar att finsk hårdrock blomstrar som aldrig förr, och inte mycket visar i någon annan riktning här. Om det inte vore för det faktum att Machinae SUpremacy är från Luleå. "Redeemer" är bandets andra album, om man undantar de 32 spåren som släppts på nätet och som laddas ner av 100.000 musikfans världen över - varje månad! Soundet är av USA-doftande metallsynthkaraktär. Eller som H.I.M på testosteron, eller ett speedat och upphottat Faith no More för 2000-talet. I låtar som "Through the Looking Glass", "I know the Reaper", "Ghost" och "Rouge World Asylum" hör jag ett band med astronomiskt stora chanser att nå himlen för en längre tid än några ynka dagar. Kort och gott vi har troligtvis inte hört det sista med dessa herrar, hoppas jag!"

(any swede who is better at english than I am - please translate this?) ^^
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Gazus on February 11, 2008, 01:15:50 am
I'm working with a french webzine called Les Éternels (http://www.leseternels.net/).
The update of the moment features :
- A review of Overworld (http://www.leseternels.net/chronique.aspx?id=1656)
- An interview of Dezo (http://www.leseternels.net/interviews.aspx?id=123)

Translations may come asap, if anyone is interested. :)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: evilcandybag on February 11, 2008, 01:19:58 am
Translations would be appreciated.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Lysix on February 11, 2008, 01:21:28 am
I'm working with a french webzine called Les Éternels (http://www.leseternels.net/).
The update of the moment features :
- A review of Overworld (http://www.leseternels.net/chronique.aspx?id=1656)
- An interview of Dezo (http://www.leseternels.net/interviews.aspx?id=123)

Translations may come asap, if anyone is interested. :)

well, considering 99 percent of this forum speak english, and very few of us are fluent in french..:P
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Xarion on February 11, 2008, 01:38:48 am
This is a nice review, Gazus, really. The first one I read about Overworld, by the way. And I loved the interview, Dezo is quite funny when it comes to describe the album ;D

Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Gazus on February 11, 2008, 01:45:29 am
well, considering 99 percent of this forum speak english, and very few of us are fluent in french..:P

"if anyone is interested" means : "I planned to translate it, but I'm pretty busy with my studies and real life for the moment, but of course, I'll translate it". :P

Xarion > Thanks, man. :) Saying that Dezo is a funny person is quite an euphemism. ;D
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Asor on February 11, 2008, 09:34:51 am
I don't know if this qualifies, but Edge and Pearl was shortly heard on background during a coast guard life-saving insert in "Äijät" tv-show on finnish tv channel SubTV, which aired 8.2.08. Modest but hey, a puff is a puff. ;)
Actually, I think it was Dark City. Atleast I heard the spiffy guitar riffs and the letters "Music: Machinae Supremacy - Dark City" in the upper corner :D. I didn't watch the first showing of it, but the second showing yesterday, tho.

But yes, I went a lil bit wtf when I were surfing through the channels and the song played. That TV show is a show were two really well-known metal-men go and see what "Real men" do for living, such as firefighting and coast rescuing, and what they have to do in that job.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: mumppis on February 11, 2008, 03:05:12 pm
both songs where in the äijät show dark city and edge and pearl
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: mumppis on February 13, 2008, 08:15:06 pm
http://imperiumi.net/alb_2.php?id=7185

album review of overworld
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: dezo on February 13, 2008, 09:05:32 pm
http://www.hardcoresounds.net/modules.php?name=Band_List&file=cdviewer&func=3858  3 of 5
 
http://www.metalcovenant.com/pages/cdreviews/overworld.htm   7,5 of 10
 
http://www.treehouseofdeath.com/?p=676   8 of 10
 
http://www.melodic.net/reviewsOne.asp?revnr=6475   3,5 of 5
 
http://www.hallofmetal.com/ver_disco.php?id=693 8,5 of 10
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: the ru on February 15, 2008, 10:19:16 am
Overworld review in Kuriren today. It says the name of the singer is Andreas. ::)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Erica on February 15, 2008, 12:32:58 pm
Overworld review in Kuriren today. It says the name of the singer is Andreas. ::)

Haha, fail :P
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: megashroom° on February 15, 2008, 01:13:49 pm
http://www.hardcoresounds.net/modules.php?name=Band_List&file=cdviewer&func=3858  3 of 5
 
http://www.metalcovenant.com/pages/cdreviews/overworld.htm   7,5 of 10
 
http://www.treehouseofdeath.com/?p=676   8 of 10
 
http://www.melodic.net/reviewsOne.asp?revnr=6475   3,5 of 5
 
http://www.hallofmetal.com/ver_disco.php?id=693 8,5 of 10

From metalconvenant:

Quote
...First of all they come from the very north of Sweden, which is an area that produces little to almost no good bands

... WHAT!?
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: evilcandybag on February 15, 2008, 05:38:48 pm
From metalconvenant:

Quote
...First of all they come from the very north of Sweden, which is an area that produces little to almost no good bands

... WHAT!?

Well, technically they are right. The reason? The area also contains almost no people.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Celtiac on February 18, 2008, 04:03:13 pm
One of most popular finnish website irc-galleria (http://irc-galleria.net/) promoting Overworld album in frontpage.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Bocom on February 18, 2008, 04:18:46 pm
From HardcoreSounds:

Quote
Anyway Machinae Supremacy is releasing their third album “Overworld”, which is not bad at all from a band that started as a C64 game song cover band.

Yeah, because Cryosleep is a cover song, not an original. >_>

Also from HardcoreSounds:

Quote
That exception is one of the most saddest moments of the album: A Britney Spears cover “Gimme More”. If it´s supposed to be a joke, I´m not laughing and if not, I just can´t imagine what they were thinking.

He has no humor, and he fails to see the excellency of that cover... <_<

And:

Quote
People who listen more of these 8-bit cores could disagree. [...] At least they should make the SID more important part of the songs.

HardcoreSounds, or atleast that "Herra_Kouhio" person, should burn in hell for two reasons:
1) MaSu isn't "Nintendocore" or "8-bit core" because Robert doesn't scream (Which is a big part of *core (I am not a *core fan, it sucks IMHO))
2) Why should the SID more important? I am too tired to recall what I have told people all over the place why the SID isn't THE ONLY THING THAT MAKES THEM GREAT! >_<
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Nats on February 18, 2008, 05:30:49 pm
He has no humor, and he fails to see the excellency of that cover... <_<

Having no sense of humor when it comes to music is actually a problem I see with many people.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Bocom on February 18, 2008, 05:49:01 pm
He has no humor, and he fails to see the excellency of that cover... <_<

Having no sense of humor when it comes to music is actually a problem I see with many people.

If you can't laugh at some music, then I don't want to know. >_>
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: JariWolf on February 19, 2008, 02:51:10 am
That Hardcore sounds review sucked ass and Treehouse of Death says Machinae sounds exactly like Tarot which I find to be quite far fetched.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Moheeheeko on February 22, 2008, 08:42:47 pm
im currently trying to get my local rock radio station to give them some airtime, i sent them an email explaining thier situation and an mp3 of "Need for Steve" ill post updates to this venture as they come
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: gaijin on February 22, 2008, 08:50:25 pm
im currently trying to get my local rock radio station to give them some airtime, i sent them an email explaining thier situation and an mp3 of "Need for Steve" ill post updates to this venture as they come

As a friendly tip in the future, if you don't want to be labeled as either "stupid" or "pirate", don't send materials that hasn't been released for free usage, ok?
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Moheeheeko on February 22, 2008, 09:02:15 pm
i figured since the album was out that it would be ok, but thanks for the tip
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: dezo on February 22, 2008, 09:07:13 pm
It's always best to check with us before sending stuff.
The "pirate" label is something that'll come from the radio station so it's always best if you can back it up with a "sent with the permission of the band" lable.
Also, if it's not my mp3 rip, it's prolly not good enough.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Moheeheeko on February 22, 2008, 09:09:03 pm
my appologies, i will be sure to do so in the future
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: gaijin on February 22, 2008, 09:11:55 pm
i figured since the album was out that it would be ok, but thanks for the tip

I'm sorry about pushing this, but I'm really curious.. HOW did you figure that?
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Moheeheeko on February 22, 2008, 09:19:43 pm
i just said to the dj i sent it to that it is on thier new album that is out. so it very well could have come off of an album that i have (its in the mail still, but its coming)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: gaijin on February 22, 2008, 09:21:48 pm
i just said to the dj i sent it to that it is on thier new album that is out. so it very well could have come off of an album that i have (its in the mail still, but its coming)

I'm.. just not gonna touch this one.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Moheeheeko on February 22, 2008, 09:23:20 pm
again, im sorry i fucked up, im just trying to see the best band in the world get more recodnition, and ill admit, i went at it the wrong way. 
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: cloudstrifex on February 22, 2008, 11:25:52 pm
I honestly don't see why it's a big deal. He was trying to help out. If it were my music and someone was trying to get airtime for it I'd be all for it. :P
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: dezo on February 22, 2008, 11:26:24 pm
again, im sorry i fucked up, im just trying to see the best band in the world get more recodnition, and ill admit, i went at it the wrong way. 
Well m8. This serves as a good example to others so that the issue is never rised again.
this is something that you all can use if you want to promote the band in a professional manner: http://www.spinefarm.fi/msecard/ (http://www.spinefarm.fi/msecard/)
This e-card contains contact info as well as teasers and as you can see it's made by spinefarm so you don't haf to ask permission to use it as you see fit.
You cannot however legally use it as framework for something of your own, so no stealing pictures (you know where to find them anyways, and you know how to properly credit and link, huh?) or ripping songs.
If someone is interested in us and receive this e-card it will be quite obvious to the receiver how to get in contact with us or spinefarm.

This is also found on the frontpage of spinefarm.fi
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Lysix on February 22, 2008, 11:33:29 pm
this is something that you all can use if you want to promote the band in a professional manner: http://www.spinefarm.fi/msecard/ (http://www.spinefarm.fi/msecard/)

it also plays music without my consent. perfect!
the mix on that sounds tottaly different to the torrent i downloaded. want my copy NOW dammit.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: dezo on February 22, 2008, 11:38:33 pm
the mix on that sounds tottaly different to the torrent i downloaded. want my copy NOW dammit.

d00d, I have like tried everything except painting it on my body and streaking it across the forums to get this point across.
CD=win in lossless glory.
crack-ass mp3=fail.. FAIL!

tho the sound on the e-card is not lossless anyways.. =P
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Lysix on February 22, 2008, 11:41:32 pm
d00d, I have like tried everything except painting it on my body and streaking it across the forums to get this point across.
CD=win in lossless glory.
crack-ass mp3=fail.. FAIL!

tho the sound on the e-card is not lossless anyways.. =P

i know i know! i'm just saying that i've noticed the difference. [:
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Moheeheeko on February 23, 2008, 12:13:45 am
so, i got a reply email form the radio dude and he says he definitely wants to put them on the air, so i sent him a reply to come here and talk to they guys about what he can and cannot play.

EDIT: sent him the e-card as a way to contact you guys. again, i appologise for my way of going about this.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: gaijin on February 23, 2008, 12:18:24 am
I honestly don't see why it's a big deal. He was trying to help out. If it were my music and someone was trying to get airtime for it I'd be all for it. :P

I'm not saying he was wrong in trying to promote the music, I'm saying he went a bit astray in the choice of a song. I'm also fairly certain that the radio show won't play a song that has been pirated as well, so it'd misfire like that too.

By all means, promote Machinae. But check with the band what materials you can use first. It's not only decent, it's also the best way of doing it.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Torp v2.0 on February 23, 2008, 02:10:05 pm
again, im sorry i fucked up, im just trying to see the best band in the world get more recodnition, and ill admit, i went at it the wrong way. 
Well m8. This serves as a good example to others so that the issue is never rised again.
this is something that you all can use if you want to promote the band in a professional manner: http://www.spinefarm.fi/msecard/ (http://www.spinefarm.fi/msecard/)

So, this is your official preferred way of promoting you to radio stations, etc.?
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: dezo on February 23, 2008, 03:14:29 pm
So, this is your official preferred way of promoting you to radio stations, etc.?

Well, since it's difficult to send pirated mp3's around and not being called a pirate by the intended receiver this is a good way to get around the law and still send music. Also, it looks kinda neet =)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Torp v2.0 on February 23, 2008, 04:01:35 pm
It does.

However, what about tracks released for free on the web page? Are you okay with people sending them out to DJ's? Does this include the tracks released for Redeemer?

I thought I'd try to write a little HOW-TO on how to do this stuff, so that people who want to do this may do it the way the band would want it to be done. So if you or any other band members have anything you'd like to say on the matter, do tell me, in a PM or here (or over IRC, if yeh want).
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Moheeheeko on February 23, 2008, 09:09:58 pm
So, this is your official preferred way of promoting you to radio stations, etc.?

Well, since it's difficult to send pirated mp3's around and not being called a pirate by the intended receiver this is a good way to get around the law and still send music. Also, it looks kinda neet =)

suprisingly, the guy i sent the song to listened, did his own research and was gonna play "gimmie More (sid)" till i told him to talk to you guys, wether or not it played idk because at the time he said he would play it i was at work. i got nothing about being a pirate,  then again this is the same guy who played a Pennywise song that hadnt been officially relesed yet either, but it was on thier myspace.  the radio i listen to basically thinks, if its on myspace, you can use it lol.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Schattenjaeger on February 25, 2008, 08:27:10 pm
Well, since 5 of the album's songs are on myspace, a prospective listener can simply stream them from there in admirable quality, and if one has the means to convert digital internet stream into radio broadcast, you've got the ability to plop 5 tracks on the radio with minimal effort and no contact.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Del. on February 26, 2008, 05:03:36 pm

Finnish review: http://www.korroosio.fi/reviews.php?c=cd&id=2228

3/5
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: JariWolf on February 27, 2008, 09:07:21 pm

Finnish review: http://www.korroosio.fi/reviews.php?c=cd&id=2228

3/5

What a lame ass review. Almost beats Soundi's lame ass review of Redeemer. My fave songs on the album are Dark City and Conveyer. The ones he really dissed (+ Truth Of Tomorrow). I can't really see why. I don't really agree with him at all.

Sue magazine gave Overworld 9/10. They also interviewed Gordon. I'll try to translate them both for you forumites to read (Although the Overworld review was almost a carbon copy of their Redeemer review except slightly more praise and 9/10 instead of 8/10). Maybe I'll translate that crap korroosio.fi review too.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: JariWolf on March 01, 2008, 05:14:10 pm
Overworld review in Sue magazine

The worlds only "SID metal" band from Sweden who plays music according to Commodore64 computers soundchip released their previous album Redeemer through Spinefarm and the band still continues in the gentle care of the Finns. And that's great because the bands third album is very catchy, melodic, varied and swinging metal. SID metal doesn't really mean anything else than the band uses SID-chip as a part of their keyboards because the band that used to mostly cover videogame tunes has become during the years a real heavy metal band to whom the C64-sounds are just an original addition to their music. SID is just the chromesurface because Overworlds song structures stand the test of time anyway. The vocalist Robert Stjärnströms slightly nasal voice reminds partly of Suburban Tribes Ville Tuomi and the vocals fit the swinging metalsongs better than traditional heavymetal singing would. The songs that stay in your mind the most Need For Steve, Skin, Edge And Pearl and Violator are masterpieces like is SID Icarus that is a remake of an old song. They also haven't forgotten humor because the band covers Britney Spears in Gimme More (SID).

9/10     

Review by Jussi Lahtonen     
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: JariWolf on March 01, 2008, 06:27:02 pm
Interview in Sue magazine

Machinae Supremacy - SID happens

The Swedish Machinae Supremacy got their inspiration in the beginning from computergames and got the idea to combine Commodore 64 computers SID-musicchip to heavy metal. Nowadays MS has evolved partly over the SID.

For a long time they concentrated releasing music online and enjoying from the huge download numbers until they made a deal with Spinefarm and released their third album Redeemer (2006). There wasn't a Finland-Sweden sport match type of atmosphere in the air but completely the opposite. The guitarist Andreas Gerdin values the support and that they have been allowed to concentrate on their own style. The band feels confident about their new album Overworld that is about to be released.

- Because we are really happy with the result we believe the album will be a success. We have received really great feedback from the new songs on our MySpace page from our fans and we believe we have evolved in creating an album. The album is more solid than the previous ones.

The bassplayer of the band Johan Palovaara left the band a while ago because of another band. Gerdin says Palovaara had classic musical indifferences about the upcoming style of the band but the band members still parted as friends. The new bassplayer Johan "Dezo" Hedlund was found without any hassle.

- We have known Dezo for years and the singer Rob asked from him would he be interested of joining the band and the man replied with his favorite line "Shit, yeah" and stepped in line. As an old guitarist Dezo had to learn bass with his fingers bleeding and he didn't have much time because we had few big gigs coming up in few weeks. It went well. Now it feels like he has been with us for ages.

MS has developed during the years from a project like experiment to a "real" tight band and found their own style. Gerdin tells the new visions developed and increased because of the experience gained from playing gigs and writing songs.

- I think we will continue evolving in the Machinae path. In every album you try to find new things from your music and style. Usually just with "What if we tried this" - method. Cool atmosphere, good melodies and riffs, that's our goal.

The band became known for the SID-circuit but with last two albums they haven't used it as much. Gerdin admits that in the beginning they overused the SID-circuit just because they could and says that nowadays the SID is integrated into the music and not the other way round.

- We have always thought SID as an instrument with all the others and some songs gain more from it than others. We also use normal keyboards and Nintendos NES-sounds when necessary. SID is an important factor in our music which we will still use in the future. The concept of SID-metal is larger than just SID sounds. It's about melodies, riffs and being playful which belongs to SID-metal.

You can hear most SID in the new album in songs SID Icarus and Gimme More (SID). The previous one is a remake of a song Flight of the Toyota the band originally made for a computer game soundtrack. The latter is originally a Britney Spears song which sounds in the opinion of the writer much better than the original song - it's also sung better.

- Our Britney version is also in my opinion better than the original. Our cover philosophy is to pick a song and let it reach it's full potential. Gimme More is a good song, it just needed a little bit of fixing.

So needs miss Spears who has pretty much lost it lately.

- I agree. Well I hope she gets herself together.

MS played special gigs last year with Swedens royal philharmonic orchestra and a 60 person choir. PLAY! A Video Game Symphony event was for Gerdin an incredible experience.

- It was amazing to be invited to the most fanciest concert halls and play with so incredible musicians and a bandmaster. The producer of PLAY! wanted us to join them in Norway and we had so much fun with them so ofcourse we decided to join them again. We might do a third show with them. Why not in Finland? 

Interview by Jussi Lahtonen
           
 
       
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Deep on March 01, 2008, 10:49:50 pm
Cheers JariWolf, nice translation :)

Shit-yeah!
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: leicesterfox on March 04, 2008, 08:44:09 pm
Finally some decent exposure
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: robert on March 21, 2008, 07:47:01 pm
MACHINAE SUPREMACY - Overworld

Rock Hard - 8,5 / 10


Metal Hammer - 5 / 7


EMP
"Abgespaceter Power Metal mit cool integrierten Commodore 64 Effekten. Druckvoll, energisch und immer originell feuert man locker fette Songs aus der Hüfte." (Jürgen Tschamler)


Scarred-For-Life:
"Dem Quintett ist bereits jetzt absolute Erstligatauglichkeit zu attestieren!"


INTERVIEWS
Vampster.com
Metal-Earth
The Pit
Powermetal.de / tbc

 
REVIEWS
Rock Hard - 8,5 out of 10 points
Metal Hammer - 5 out of 7 points
Legacy
Heavy - 7 out of 12 points
EMP

Scarred-For-Life - "ready for the first league"
Nocturnal Hall - 7,5 out of 10
Visions Underground - 9 out of 10 ; "excellent album"
The-Pit - 8,5 out of 10
Ancient Spirit - 10 out of 12
Aberration Online - 5 out of 6 ; "interesting and entertaining stuff"
Powermetal.de


RADIO-AIRPLAY
Stadtradio Göttingen, Braindrain
Rock Station Kiel
Lübeck, Metal Show
Radio Powerplant, Herne
Dawnradio (Webradio)
Radio Rüsselsheim, IG Metal
FR Kassel, Welcome To Hell
OS Radio Osnabrück, What's Metal
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: robert on March 21, 2008, 07:47:22 pm
REVIEW-TEXTS/QUOTES

Rock Hard:
MACHINAE SUPREMACY
Overworld
Spinefarm Records/Soulfood (52:26)
VÖ: 28.3.2008
Das bereits zweite Album dieser schwedischen Band klingt eigentlich ziemlich "finnisch". Das mag ein wenig am leicht weinerlichen Gesang von Robert Stjärnström und den schönen traurigen Melodien liegen mit denen das Quintett aus Stockholm seine modernen, melodischen und leicht progressiv angehauchten Kompositionen zu würzen pflegt. Essenzen von so unterschiedlichen Bands wie z. B. HIM, Waltari oder Evergrey verarbeiten MACHINAE SUPREMACY zu einem völlig eigenständigen Sound und hitverdächtigen Songs, bei denen Eingängigkeit und hoher musikalischer Anspruch wie selbstverständlich nebeneinander stehen und die das eine oder andere Mal schon das Prädikat „genial" verdienen. Eine Band mit unglaublichem Potenzial von der man noch hören wird. Anspieltipp: ‚Dark City’.
8,5 Punkte, Bruder Cle


Metal Hammer:
MACHINAE SUPREMACY
Overworld
Metal      5
Spinefarm/Soulfood (12 Songs / 52:28 Min.)
VÖ: 28.3.
OVERWORLD ist das zweite Album der schwedischen Senkrechtstarter, die voller Wonne den Glam Rock der Achtziger mit Melodic Metal und elektronischen Gimmicks vermischen. Auffälligste Erscheinung im bunten Treiben der fünfköpfigen Band ist Sänger Robert Stjärnström, dessen Stimme gleichermaßen an Simon Le Bon (Duran Duran), David Bowie und Marc Bolan (T. Rex) erinnert. Sein forderndes Timbre scheint die Mitmusiker zu Elan und Geschwindigkeit anzuspornen, dementsprechend gibt es auf OVERWORLD eine Menge Up-Tempo-Nummern und nur wenig Balladeskes. Wahre Innovationen sucht man zwar vergeblich, aber irgendwie ist alles gut gemacht – zumal Machinae Supremacy trotz ihrer traditionellen Ausrichtung in keine der offen ausgelegten Klischeefallen tappen und ihren Kritikern mit Augenzwinkern eine lange Nase zeigen. Allerdings gibt es keine Ãœbersongs in der Ãœberwelt, dafür aber eine Menge Appetithäppchen für den kalorienarmen Genuss.
Matthias Mineur


EMP:
Abgespaceter Power Metal mit cool integrierten Commodore 64 Effekten. Druckvoll, energisch und immer originell feuert man locker fette Songs aus der Hüfte.
Mit "Redeemer" schlugen Machinae Supremacy in der Szene ein wie eine Bombe. Oberflächlich gesehen boten sie nichts Neues. Druckvoller, melodischer Power Metal war ihr Ding. Erst bei genauerem hinhören erkannte man die originellen Spielereien im Sound der schwedischen Band. Die Jungs hatten es sich zur Aufgabe gemacht den Commodore 64 nicht sterben zu lassen und hatten Melodien dieses Computers und dessen Ära in ihre Songs integriert. Ihren Stil nannten sie darauf hin SiD Metal. Auf ihrem neuen Album halten sie an der eingeschlagenen Richtung fest: Metal meets Commodore 64 Effekte. Allerdings kommen diese Effekte spärlicher vor und eher als Ergänzung des ansonsten sehr tighten, knackigen Spiels der Schweden. Druckvolle Riffs und gut ausgearbeitete Melodien gehen Hand in Hand. Ansonsten leben die Stücke von einer dichten Atmosphäre. Robert Stjärnström's sehr eigenwilliger Gesangsstil ist ebenfalls ein "Hinhörer" und ergänzt sich fabelhaft mit dem leicht abgespaceten Power Metal. Abwechslungsreich und frisch agiert das Quintett. Tracks wie "Edge and pearl", "Radio future", das gewaltig donnernde "Conveger" oder das sehr spaceige "Gimme more" sind jedenfalls alles andere als 08/15-Mucke. (Jürgen Tschamler)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: robert on March 21, 2008, 07:47:40 pm
Heavy:
MACHINAE SUPREMACY
Overworld
Spinefarm/Soulfood
Das schwedische Quintett MACHINAE SUPREMACY geht seinen - auf dem vor zwei Jahren veröffentlichten Debüt ‘Redeemer’ eingeschlagenen - Weg konsequent weiter und spinnt auch im zwoten Durchgang wieder ein vertontes Dutzend Kompositionen, das sich aus Metal-Klängen, Elektronik-Sperenzien (von der Plattenfirma passenderweise als „Videospiel-Musik“ tituliert) sowie einer dezenten Prise Goth-Rock zusammensetzt. Und diese Mixtur geht auch über weite Strecken gut auf; gerade die erste Hälfte der Scheibe hat mit Songs wie dem eröffnenden Titeltrack, ‘Radio Future’ oder ‘Truth Of Tomorrow’ einige echte Highlights zu bieten - allerdings endet diese „berauschende Phase“ auch sehr abrupt. Nach dem geradezu hitverdächtigen ‘Dark City’ nimmt der Elektro-Gehalt der Chose leider dermaßen zu, das einem als „Freund handgemachter Sounds“ zwangsläufig der Kamm schwillt. Bei Nummern wie ‘Gimme More (Sid)’ oder ‘Sid Icarus’ übermannt den geneigten Rockfan förmlich das unschöne Gefühl, den Silberling unbedingt aus dem Schacht, ach was: am besten gleich aus dem Fenster befördern zu müssen (wohl kein nostalgischer C64-Veteran, der Herr E., nehme ich an? - Sid Thomas). Es fiept und zwitschert an allen Ecken und Enden! Schade eigentlich, denn hätten sich MACHINAE SUPREMACY diese Eskapaden verkniffen, wäre für das lecker verpackte Album sicherlich noch ein Pünktchen in der Endabrechnung mehr drinnen gewesen. Anyway, Fans von PLACEBO und ähnlich gearteten Gruppen sollten sich ‘Overworld’ nichtsdestotrotz mal zu Gemüte führen.
Peter Engelking (7 Punkte)


Powermetal.de
"... Das noch recht junge schwedische Quintett MACHINAE SUPERMACY kann als Paradebeispiel dafür betrachtet werden, wie man synthetische Sounds mit riffenden Klampfen unter einen Hut bringt und zudem in Summe Songs anzubieten hat, die auch dem traditionell veranlagten Metaller durchaus munden, soweit dieser über ein gewisses Toleranzlevel verfügt. ..." (Walter Scheurer)


Ancient Spirit:
"...Irgendwie erinnert mich die Musik auf „Overworld“ ein wenig an die Finnen von MACHINE MEN, zeigt sich aber hier deutlich aggressiver. Als weitere Anspieltipps sollten an dieser Stelle die Songs „Gimme More (SID)“ und „Violator“ (mit dem unverfälschbaren SID-Sound). Wer sich übrigens fragt was zur Hölle ein SID ist, hat entweder die 80er verschlafen oder war zu diesem Zeitpunkt noch nicht geboren. Hierbei handelt es sich um einen programmierbaren Computerchip, der oftmals bei dem Commodore C64 oder C128 vorzufinden war und für den typischen polyphonen Sound zuständig war. Die Abkürzung steht hierbei für Sound Interface Device. „Overworld“ ist hierbei definitiv nicht nur für 80er-Videospiel Fetischisten zu empfehlen, sondern kann bedenkenlos jedem Fan von MACHINE MEN, BRUCE DICKINSON oder SONATA ARCTICA empfohlen werden." (10/12)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: robert on March 21, 2008, 07:48:05 pm
Scarred-For-Life:
War "Redeemer", das Labeldebüt im Grunde eine modifizierte und neu gemixte Version der gleichnamigen Eigenproduktion warten die schwedischen Daddelkisten-Banger nun mit brandneuem Material auf. "Overworld" zeigt MACHINAE SUPREMACY von ihrer professionellsten Seite, der Sound ist weiter gereift.
Es fällt auf, dass die Anteile zwischen Soundtrackparts, C=64-Chiptunes und dem melodischen Metal deutlich gleichberechtigter neben- und hintereinander stattfinden, ebenso sind die Arrangements der neuen Stücke straighter und straffer ausgefallen. Einerseits laufen die Songs so schneller rein, andererseits macht sich fast schon Routine im Sound der Skandinavier breit. Ob diese Entwicklung gen Professionalität und Perfektion auf Dauer einen positiven oder negativen Effekt haben wird, wird wohl erst der Langzeittest in Erfahrung bringen.
Fakt ist jedenfalls, dass MACHINAE SUPREMACY so einige Killermelodien am Start haben und auch so manche Riffs aus ihren Läufen feuern, die direkt im Nacken stecken bleiben. Robert Stjärnströms glockenklare - wenn auch gewöhnungsbedürftige - Stimme ist sowieso ein unverkennbares Markenzeichen der Band, ebenso zeigt sich Keyboarder und SID-Tüftler Andreas Gerdin äußerst kreativ, gerade bei den obligatorischen Computerspiel-Sounds sieht man wieder förmlich pixelige Raumgleiter und Kreaturen durch die Gegend wirbeln.
Dem Quintett ist bereits jetzt absolute Erstligatauglichkeit zu attestieren, und es bleibt zu hoffen, dass sich MACHINAE SUPREMACY ihre Originalität bewahren, sich die Grundidee des Bandsounds auf zukünftigen Releases nicht abnutzt und die Band den schmalen Grat zwischen Linientreue und Selbstkopie weiterhin souverän meistert. Angetane Besitzer des Debüts können jedenfalls auch beim Zweitling bedenkenlos zuschlagen. (Chris)


Nocturnal Hall:
MACHINAE SUPREMACY nennen ihre Musik selbst SID Metal, da sie sich für einen Großteil der Keyboardsounds einer SIDstation bedienen, die den berühmten SID-Chip des C-64 enthält, ein einprägsames Solo verziert gleich Lied Nummer 2 Need For Steve. Damit zeigt sich ebenfalls die Affinität der Band zu Computer- und Videospielen. So findet sich in der Bandbiographie der Soundtrack zum Windows-Computerspiel Jets’n’Guns, und auch die Tracks der aktuellen CD zitieren teilweise ironisch Titel populärer Spiele (Need For Steve = Need For Speed oder Sid Icarus = Kid Icarus meets Sid Vicious), ebenso wird liebevoll mit den Begleitmusiken mehr oder minder bekannter Spiele geliebäugelt, was dem Ganzen eine eigenständige und nicht uninteressante Note gibt. Doch es wäre verfehlt, MACHINAE SUPREMACY als alberne Plastikband für’s heimische Kinderzimmer abzustempeln. Wir sind schließlich nicht im Cinema Bizarre.
Denn Overworld bietet eine Fülle zündender Melodien, die mal mit hymnischer Härte brillieren - Truth Of Tomorrow -, aber auch in der gemäßigteren Gangart, wie beim wehmütigen Skin eine gute Figur abgeben. Insgesamt kommt die Musik auch zu erwachsen rüber, um als reiner Adoleszenz-Rock durchzugehen. Die mitunter an Geddy Lee erinnernde Stimme Robert Stjärnströms vertieft diesen ernsthaften Eindruck noch. An den Rändern wird mitunter dezent mit Gothic-Metal kokettiert, aber insgesamt herrscht auf Overworld eine gleichzeitig straighte und verspielte Stimmung vor, die das Album bei einem gelegentlichen Hang zu technischer Glätte zum freudigen Ereignis werden lässt. Auch wenn man mit Computerspielen überhaupt nichts am Hut hat. Als Anspieltipp mag das herausragende Dark City dienen, das die Stärken der Band wunderbar auf den Punkt bringt: pendelnd zwischen expressiver Härte und milder Elegie wird ein perfektes Wechselbad der Gefühle zelebriert. Sehr schön.
PS.: Kecker Kinderkram oder höhere Weihe des Glamrocks ist es natürlich, die Coverversion eines Britney Spears Titels aufzunehmen. In diesem Fall Gimme More (SID). (7,5/10)





.... I'd love to get some of these translated? :)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Ratti on March 21, 2008, 08:11:38 pm
I might start later today or tomorrow, would be nice if the other German(speaking) people would post a note if they are working on some of the pieces.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Bates on March 21, 2008, 09:47:50 pm
Bates to the rescue! Hasty translation job, done while watching House MD.

Rock Hard:
MACHINAE SUPREMACY
Overworld
Spinefarm Records/Soulfood (52:26)
Release: 28.3.2008
The already second album of this Swedish band actually sounds quite “Finnish”. Reason for this might be the slightly whiny singing of Robert Stjärnström and the beautiful, sad melodies, with which the quintet from Stockholm likes to spice up their modern, melodic and slightly progressive compositions. MACHINAE SUPREMACY process essences of such different bands like HIM, Waltari or Evergrey to an absolutely independent sound and potential hits, in which catchy-ness and high musical standards naturally stand together and one or the other time earn the title “genius”. A band with tremendous potential we will hear from in the future. Suggestion for listening: ‘Dark City’.
8,5 Points, Bruder Cle


Metal Hammer:
MACHINAE SUPREMACY
Overworld
Metal 5
Spinefarm/Soulfood (12 Songs / 52:28 Min.)
Release: 28.3.
OVERWORLD is the second album of the Swedish high-flyers, who in full blissfulness mix 80ies Glam Rock with Melodic Metal and electronic gimmicks. Most noticeable apparation in the colourful goings of the band of five is singer Robert Stjärnström, whose voice equally reminds of Simon Le Bon (Duran Duran), David Bowie und Marc Bolan (T. Rex). His demanding timbre seems to encourage his co-musicians to verve and speed, therefore on OVERWORLD there are a lot of up-tempo-songs and few ballad-like songs. You will be looking for real innovation in vain, but somehow everything is well done – especially since Machinae Supremacy despite their traditional orientation don’t step into any cliché traps and, with a wink, cock a snook at their critics. Admittedly, there aren’t any über-songs in the overworld, but a lot of appetizers for a calorie-free treat.
Matthias Mineur

EMP:
Spaced-out power metal with cool integrated Commodore 64 effects. Powerful, energetic and always inventive they easily shoot phat songs from the hip.
With “Redeemer” Machinae Supremacy hit the scene like a bomb. On the surface, they didn’t offer anything new. Powerful, melodic metal was their thing. Only when listening closely you could notice the fancy gimmicks in the sound of the Swedish band. The guys were on a mission to not let the Commodore 64 die and integrated melodies of said computer and its era into their songs. They called their style SiD Metal. On their new album they keep pursuing their style: Metal meets Commodore 64 effects. Although these effects are rarely used and rather a supplement to the otherwise tight and firm sound of the Swedes. Powerfull riffs and elaborate melodies go hand in hand. Above that the songs live from their complex atmosphere. Robert Stjärnström's very idiosyncratic singing style is also a turn-on and marvelously complements the slightly spaced out power metal. The quartet acts diversified and fresh. Tracks like "Edge and pearl", "Radio future", the thunderous "Conveger" or the very spacy "Gimme more" are in any case everything else but mainstream. (Jürgen Tschamler)
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Post by: Bocom on March 21, 2008, 10:02:44 pm
People still don't get that these folks known as Machinae Supremacy are from Luleå. :D
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Post by: Bates on March 21, 2008, 10:23:32 pm
Apparently this reviewer completely dislikes SID, but another reviewer steps in with a remark about it...

Heavy:
MACHINAE SUPREMACY
Overworld
Spinefarm/Soulfood
The Swedish quintet MACHINAE SUPREMACY consistently follow their path – which they started with their debut ‘Redeemer’ two years ago – and also yarns in their second pass a dozen of compositions from metal-sounds, electronic gimmicks (aptly titled as “videogame music” by the record company) as well as a pinch of goth rock. And this mixture works well in large parts, especially the first part of the album has some true highlights with the opening track, ‘Radio Future’ or ‘Truth Of Tomorrow’ – this “intoxicating phase” however ends quite abruptly. After the potential hit ‘Dark City’ the electro levels of the group increases that massively, that “friends of handmade sound” will dislike it inevitably. With songs like ‘Gimme More (Sid)’ or ‘Sid Icarus’ the inclined rock fan formally gets the uneasy feeling of having to throw the CD out of the drive – or better yet right out of the window (not quite the nostalgic C64-veteran, Mr. E., aren’t you? – Sid Thomas). It beeps and chirps on every corner! It’s a pity, because if MACHINAE SUPREMACY denied themselves such adventures, there would have been another point in the end sum for this tasty packaged album. Anyway, fans of PLACEBO and similar bands should give ‘Overworld’ a listen in any case.
Peter Engelking (7 Punkte)

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Post by: Bocom on March 21, 2008, 10:37:14 pm
Asshole.  >:(

Well, probably not that "Sid Thomas" guy, lol. :P
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Post by: Bates on March 21, 2008, 10:44:03 pm
And another two. Can someone else please finish the last two?

Powermetal.de
„… The still young Swedish quintet MACHINAE SUPREMACY can serve as prime example for combining synthetic sounds with riffing guitars and beyond that offers in sum songs which will even please the traditional metal fan, as long as he/she has a certain tolerance level…” (Walter Scheurer)

Ancient Spirit:
„…Somehow the music on ‚Overworld’ reminds me a bit of the Finns from MACHINE MEN, but it appears considerably more aggressive. Further listening suggestions are the songs „Gimme More (SID)“ and „Violator“ (with the unimitable SID-sound). Who by the way asks what the hell a SID is, either missed the 80ies or wasn’t born at that time. It is a programmable computer chip, which often could be found in the Commodore C64 or C128 and was responsible for the typical polyphonic sound. The acronym stands for Sound Interface Device. “Overworld” definitely isn’t just a recommendation for 80ies videogame fetishists, but also can be recommended without hesitation to any fan of MACHINE MEN, BRUCE DICKINSON or SONATA ARCTICA." (10/12)
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Post by: Bocom on March 21, 2008, 11:23:28 pm
"Young"?

The ignorance of some people continues to amaze me. >_<
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Post by: Torp v2.0 on March 21, 2008, 11:34:44 pm
Young, in the sense that they haven't been around on a "non-garage" level for very long, I suppose.

Which makes a lot of quite experienced bands rather young, actually.
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Post by: Bocom on March 21, 2008, 11:42:59 pm
Young, in the sense that they haven't been around on a "non-garage" level for very long, I suppose.

Which makes a lot of quite experienced bands rather young, actually.

I hope he means that, because 8 years ain't short, you know. :D
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Post by: Ratti on March 22, 2008, 03:40:45 pm
Scarred-For-Life:
"Redeemer", their label debut was basically a modified and remixed version of the eponymous self-produced album, but now the Swedish gaming-headbangers have returned with new material. With "Overworld" MACHINAE SUPREMACY show their most professional side, their sound more mature.
It stands out that the sound is much more evenly divided between soundtrack parts, c-64 chiptunes and melodic metal and that the new songs' arrangements are more firm and straight. On the one hand their new songs are easier to get into, but on the other hand it's almost as if some kind of routine seems to be developing in the Scandinavians' sound. Only time will tell if this road to professionalism will have an overall positive or negative effect.
Anyway, it's a fact that MACHINAE SUPREMACY deliver more than one killer  melody and fire quite a few riffs from their barrels that go straight to the neck. Robert Stjärnström's crystal clear voice - albeit one that you'll have to get used to - is the band's single most unique trademark, furthermore keyboard and SID tinkerer Andreas Gerdin shows great creativity, especially when it comes to the obligatoric game sounds you can virtually see pixelated star fighters and monsters fly around.
The quintet is already absolutely fit for the first league and it remains to hope that MACHINAE SUPREMACY can keep their originality, that the idea behind their sound won't get old on future releases and that they can walk the thin line between staying true to their style and copying themselves. If you liked the debut you can get their second album without hesitations. (Chris)
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Post by: Ratti on March 22, 2008, 04:43:44 pm
Nocturnal Hall:
MACHINAE SUPREMACY call their music SID metal, because they create a big part of their keyboard sounds with a SID station that contains the famous SID chip of the C-64; one impressive solo can be found during track number 2, Need for Steve. It shows the band's affinity towards computer and video games. Among the band's biography [I assume he means the dicography] you can find the soundtrack to the Windows computer game Jets'n'Guns. Also tracks of their CD ironically quote titles of popular games (Need For Steve = Need For Speed, Sid Icarus = Kid Icarus meets Sid Vicious). The music seems to play with the themes of several more or less wellknown games, all of which accomplishes to add a unique and very interesting touch. But it would be wrong to write them off as a silly plastic band for kids. This is not Cinema Bizarre, after all.
Overworld offers a plethora of sparking melodies, at times shining with hymnic hardness - Truth of Tommorow -, but also coming across well at a moderate pace, like the wistful Skin. The overall impression of the music is much too adult to pass as pure adolescent rock. This serious impression is further corroborated by Robert Stjärnström's voice which is to some extent reminiscent of Geddy Lee's. In some places the music borders on goth metal, but the overall spirit of Overworld is both playful and straight and makes the album, though it has a slight tendency towards technical smoothness at times, a joyful event. Even if you're not into games at all.
The exceptional Dark City may serve as a starting point, wonderfully summing up all of the band's strengths: going back and forth between expressive hardness and mild elegy it creates a perfect emotional roller coaster ride. Very nice.

PS.: It must be perky trivia or higher glam rock consecration to record a cover of a Britney Spears song. That would be Gimme More (SID). (7,5/10)
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Post by: Laser.T on March 22, 2008, 05:19:48 pm
furthermore keyboard and SID tinkerer Andreas Gerdin

I guess no one told Chris about the change in line-up.
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Post by: Viherminttu on March 22, 2008, 05:35:20 pm
:( I really need to start pimping MaSu to zines and radio stations here... Single woman street team takes on Australia?
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Post by: robert on March 24, 2008, 03:06:07 pm
Ratti, Bates, big thanks on the tranz0rs. :)
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Post by: robert on March 26, 2008, 07:49:34 am
Musikreviews:
"Die Skandinavier mit dem Nintendo 8-Bit-Chip-Implantat sind zurück mit einem Album, das ihre Linie weiterverfolgt - so konsequent, daß man dem gleichwohl glatten Sound mittlerweile Eigenständigkeit zu Gute halten muss. Neben sehr eingängigen Stücken, die immer die spielerisch überdurchschnittliche Klampfenarbeit in den Vordergrund stellen, statt sich, wie man voreingenommen meinen könnte, in allzu Süßlichem die Zähne zu verderben. Dafür haben die fast beiläufig vorgetragenen Texte auch zu viel Brisanz, wenn man dahinter sehen kann. Die Band verbrät Metalklischees mit Augenzwinkern, allerdings nicht diffamierend. Man wird ihnen klanglich gesehen jedwede Authentizität absprechen, doch statt sich selbstironisch die eigene Grundlage zu nehmen und den Metal in den Dreck zu ziehen, sehen sie das Genre mit Abstand und können daher bei aller Liebe über sich selbst lachen, ohne das Gesicht zu verlieren. Zudem sind die Videogame-Anspielungen auch recht unterhaltsam. Was bleibt ist einmal mehr nichts Tiefgründiges, jedoch ein kurzweiliges und hochmelodisches Album, durch das viele ihre Sicht auf die Band revidieren müssen. Nicht dass MACHINAE SUPREMACY irgendwie wichtig und in aller Munde wären, aber ebenso wäre es Schade, sie über einen Kamm zu scheren mit selbsternannten True-Hardlinern im Softpop-Gewand. FAZIT: Origineller Melodic Metal, wenn man alles sonst außen vor lässt. Da die Songs stimmen: Daumen hoch und bitte den NES-Faktor noch ausbauen." (Andreas Schiffmann, 10/15)
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Post by: machinaeFREAK on March 26, 2008, 07:40:42 pm
On the dutch Metal sites, Overworld got a random 90/100 mark!
 ;D
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Post by: robert on March 26, 2008, 07:53:51 pm
Nice!
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Post by: robert on March 27, 2008, 01:05:30 am
Anyone French enough to understand this??? :)


Machinae Supremacy
Overworld   2008 | Spinefarm Records
SID Metal

Quelque part dans un futur pour le moins désespéré où l'humanité est prisonnière d'un monde virtuel créé par les machines, quelques humains tentent de survivre et de reprendre le dessus. Fraichement débarqué de sa prison mentale, le petit Neo se voit offrir une véritable leçon de vie par LE mec, Morpheus. Neo ouvre les yeux dans une pièce blanche où seulement 2 fauteuils, une table et une chaine hi-fi (avec télécommande) sont disposés.

Morpheus: Ceci est notre structure, une sorte de programme de chargement. On peut y afficher ce qu'on veut : vêtements ou équipements, armes à feu, simulateurs d'entrainement, tout ce qui nous est... nécessaire.
Neo: Tu veux dire que l'on est dans un programme informatique ?
M: Est-ce vraiment si invraissemblable ? Ta tenue est différente, plus de relais dans les bras et le crane, tu as changé de coiffure... Tu corresponds à présent à ce que nous appelons l'image intérieure résiduelle. C'est une projection mentale de ton moi digital.
N: Une quoi ?
M: Laisse tomber on s'en fout.
N: *touchant le fauteil* Alors rien de tout ça n'est réel ?
M: Qu'est-ce que le réel ? Quelle est ta définition du réel ? Si tu veux parler de ce que tu peux toucher, de ce que tu peux gouter ou de ce que tu peux voir et entendre, alors le réel n'est seulement qu'un signal électrique interprété par ton cerveau.

*Morpheus prend la télécommande de la chaine hi-fi et lance un pauvre titre de metal FM de la fin des années 90*

M: Ca c'est le metal que tu connais. Le metal tel qu'il était à la fin du XXième siècle. Il n'est plus aujourd'hui qu'une parcelle de la simulation neuro-interactive que nous appelons la Matrice.

*Neo semble désorienté*

M: Tu viens d'un monde imaginaire Neo, d'un monde où ton nom sert de référence à des forfaits téléphoniques aux communications illimitées. Voici le metal tel que nous le connaissons aujourd'hui.

*Un morceau de musique commence, mêlant guitares électriques et sonorités synthétiques*

M: Bienvenu dans le metal du réel. Nos disposons uniquement d'informations fragmentaires mais nous avons une certitude, c'est qu'à un moment donné, à l'orée du XXIième siècle, les metalleux ont voulu s'unir dans la célébration. Nous nous sommes émerveillés de notre magnificence dès la venue au monde de l'IA.
N: L'IA ? Tu veux dire l'Inspection Agricole ?
M: Non l'Intelligence Artificielle.
N: Ah ?
M: Une conscience unique qui s'est répendue dans toute une génération de machines. Nous ignorons qui a frappé le premier, nous ou elles, mais nous savons que ce sont les metalleux qui ont mis toute cette patate dans les guitares électriques. A l'époque, seul le calme permettait aux machines de s'exprimer et les hommes pensaient qu'en foutant le bordel, les machines ne seraient pas capable de survivre. Vouloir régner en maître était un rêve mais c'est nous qui dépendions des machines pour survivre. Nous voilà les victimes de ce que nous appelions... l'ironie du sort.

*Malgré ses efforts pour suivre, Neo est perdu*

M: Les machines ont vite repris le dessus et ont contre-attaqué en court-circuitant nos guitares électriques par leurs sonorités synthétiques. Elles ont conservé le côté accrocheur du metal tel que nous le faisions, un metal quasi "easy-listening" si l'on considère les structures et les refrains. Puis elles l'ont adapté en y intégrant la musique de leur ancêtre, le commodor 64 avec son processeur musical, le SID. Tout ceci dans un seul objectif : créer une atmosphère futuro-dégénérative afin de capter l'auditeur et de l'empêcher de décrocher pour le garder sous contrôle.
N: Non, non, c'est pas possible !
M: Des années durant j'ai refusé d'y croire et puis j'ai entendu cette musique de mes propres oreilles, autrefois encore plus électronique même. Je les ai entendues (les machines, hein) mélanger des voix humaines, des guitares et de la batterie avec les sons qui avaient bercé mon enfance. Je les ai entendues alterner passages puissants et passages plus lents sur des thèmes empruntés aux vieux jeux video. Je les ai même entendues reprendre "Gimme More" de Britney Spears en version SID metal. Et ce jour là, devant l'horreur bien réelle d'une telle précision, j'ai fini par admettre l'évidence de la vérité...
N: Non, je refuse d'y croire !
M: Je n'ai pas dit que ça serait facile Neo, j'ai dit que ce serait... la vérité.
N: Ca suffit ! LAISSE MOI SORTIR !

*Neo est soudainement pris de panique. Morpheus tente alors de le calmer*

M: Nan mais tu sais, on s'y fait en fin de compte. Le côté électronique s'est beaucoup atténué ces dernières années et la musique reste avant tout très efficace. Ca marque moins les esprits qu'auparavant, ça manque parfois un peu d'inspiration et d'émotions, mais ça reste très bien fait et agréable à écouter. Tiens, tend l'oreille.
N: *se calmant un peu* Ah ouais c'est pas si mal en fait... Tu pourrais me faire écouter ce qui se faisait avant dans le style ?
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Post by: Chronologix on March 27, 2008, 01:13:37 am
wtf...i put the first paragraph through a free translator site and it came up as a weird Matrix reference....

Somewhere in a future for the less despaired where humanity is prisoner of a potential world created by the machines, some humans attempt to survive and to resume the over.  Fresh landed of his mental prison, the small Neo see itself to offer a true lesson of life by THE guy, Morpheus.  Neo opens the eyes in a white piece where only 2 armchairs, a table and a chaine hi-fi (with zapper) are disposed. 

I am never going to trust free-translators again o.O
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Post by: SomethingApt on March 27, 2008, 01:14:00 am
Judging by a confusing google translation, it would appear to be the conversation between Morpheus and Neo when Neo is first told about the matrix, but changed slightly to include references to metal and, more specifically, SID metal. ???
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Post by: Aphex on March 27, 2008, 01:21:41 am
Neo listens to masu. \m/
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Post by: PrescriptiveBarony on March 27, 2008, 01:25:43 am
It is... they're taking the "Machinae Supremacy" to an interesting endpoint. Story of the matrix... it's all a program nothing is real, etc. etc. Machin(a)es have taken over and now they make this amazing crazy music that combines machine sounds with human sounds... neo can't believe that everything he ever knew is a lie, but then morpheus lets him hear, presumably, "Overworld," and he calms down. morpheus says (in pretty much the only part of the whole thing that could be considered a review) that the electronic stuff has been scaled back and the music is mostly very effective; it lacks some of the spirit of older releases, but it's still pleasant to listen to. Then neo says "yeah, it's pretty good... could you let me listen to the older style?"

a real frenchie would be much appreciated, but some of that is kinda funny..

"Welcome to the metal of the real."
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Post by: Viherminttu on March 29, 2008, 10:59:28 am
o.o I have no words. That is... odd.
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Post by: pefuskat on March 29, 2008, 05:30:10 pm
It is... they're taking the "Machinae Supremacy" to an interesting endpoint. Story of the matrix... it's all a program nothing is real, etc. etc. Machin(a)es have taken over and now they make this amazing crazy music that combines machine sounds with human sounds... neo can't believe that everything he ever knew is a lie, but then morpheus lets him hear, presumably, "Overworld," and he calms down. morpheus says (in pretty much the only part of the whole thing that could be considered a review) that the electronic stuff has been scaled back and the music is mostly very effective; it lacks some of the spirit of older releases, but it's still pleasant to listen to. Then neo says "yeah, it's pretty good... could you let me listen to the older style?"

a real frenchie would be much appreciated, but some of that is kinda funny..

"Welcome to the metal of the real."


that is F*c*ing epic
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Post by: Gazus on April 01, 2008, 01:12:38 am
Actually... it's exactly this : Morpheus shows Neo what music of the future will sound like. At first Neo is afraid, astonished but then, agrees that this fscking rocks. :P
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Post by: Kråhffäh on April 07, 2008, 09:33:01 pm
Woah, shit i just heard a masu song (overworld) playing on channel six on swedish television! I was really chocked! first time i've ever heard them on TV.
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Post by: cherko on April 07, 2008, 09:45:50 pm
Woah, shit i just heard a masu song (overworld) playing on channel six on swedish television! I was really chocked! first time i've ever heard them on TV.

I just rushed here to say this! Damn, I was beaten to it. Anyway, I was positively surprised.

I always liked channel 6 for various reasons. And now MaSu. It truly is the channel of channels.

Oh and by the way, it was a commercial for the world championship of hockey. They'll probably be playing that commercial a lot. Yay for publicity.
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Post by: dezo on April 07, 2008, 10:20:49 pm
kewl shit!
Bengt Ã…ke Gustavsson <3 MaSu
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Post by: Laser.T on April 07, 2008, 10:32:42 pm
Check teh front page
http://www.machinaesupremacy.com/
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Post by: Kråhffäh on April 07, 2008, 11:52:03 pm
It's about god damn time you guys get some kind of publicity in sweden
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Post by: SweZor on April 07, 2008, 11:55:31 pm
That is amazing  ;D
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Post by: dezo on April 08, 2008, 12:25:44 am
http://www.aftonbladet.se/webbtv/sport/article2208220.ab
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Post by: cherko on April 16, 2008, 04:53:57 pm
There was a short article on MaSu in swedish newspaper NSD today. It was about their song being used for that hockey commercial. Appearently, there's supposed to be a longer version of that commercial with more of the band shown, and when they picked the song, they were considering MaSu or Entombed.

Oh, and also, according to the article, Robert has recently become a father. I'm guessing all of you already knew this, but I didn't. Well, good luck with the, umm, fathering.
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Post by: Erica on April 16, 2008, 07:18:06 pm
I'd like to see the longer version =)
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Post by: Bocom on April 16, 2008, 07:31:08 pm
There was a short article on MaSu in swedish newspaper NSD today. It was about their song being used for that hockey commercial. Appearently, there's supposed to be a longer version of that commercial with more of the band shown, and when they picked the song, they were considering MaSu or Entombed.

Oh, and also, according to the article, Robert has recently become a father. I'm guessing all of you already knew this, but I didn't. Well, good luck with the, umm, fathering.

I didn't! D:

Congratulations! :D
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Post by: Deep on April 17, 2008, 07:26:22 pm
Holy shit, awesome. Congrats rob :)
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Post by: Lexx on April 17, 2008, 08:24:50 pm
A kid!? DOOOOOOOOOOOMED
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Post by: harvey danger on April 17, 2008, 08:58:53 pm
Congrats! ;D May your nights not be too sleepless.
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Post by: Laser.T on April 17, 2008, 09:26:22 pm
Did not know that! Congratulations, Rob!
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Post by: JariWolf on April 18, 2008, 12:58:49 am
I translate sum more reviews:

Findance.com

The Swedish Machinae Supremacy is very well known for combining metal with C-64 sounds. The second album released by Spinefarm, Overworld, took the band to the Finnish album charts.

You could say their one road to success was covering Britney Spears song Gimme More which was even played in radios. The Swedish band transforms the pop song into an excellent metal song with lots of SID sounds. As expected the strength of Overworld is in it's SID sounds, which unlike on the previous album are mixed louder and they get a lot of room in about half of the albums songs.

The best SID heavy songs are in the beginning of the album. Overworld and Need For Steve have great choruses, but what often also hooks you are the strong vocals of Robert Stjärnström. Great choruses continue also with Truth Of Tomorrow.

Some songs, like Dark City and Edge And Pearl are tight and fast but as a whole don't manage to pull you in. After the first two songs the album catches your attention during the last few songs that have more SID.

Overworld is in some ways better than the previous album Redeemer but something is missing. Overworld, Need For Steve and Gimme More (SID) are great songs but the album lacks ever green songs like Rogue World Asylum and Oki Kumas Adventure that were on the previous album. There is lots of SID but there still could be more. It's after all the bands best strength with the vocals.

7/10

Review by Antti Niemelä



Noise.fi

It seems that Machinae Supremacy won't become the long awaited messenger of C-64 metal. Melodic heavy metal has become their main style and the 8-bit sounds have become just a spice. However it would be criminal to demand the band to change their style because their ability to make metal music is also dazzling.

Their third album doesn't offer quite Through The Looking Glass style explosive hits, but Dark City which turns quickly into a dark proclamation and the albums convincingly rolling title track reveal from the bands abilities a new more dramatic side. Robert Stjärnströms creaky voice still takes a while to get used to but in the end you realize it brings fitting originality to the music. The album sounds good even on the first listen and sticks to the listener exceptionally well and in the end even the stupid Britney Spears cover Gimme More (SID) makes you tap your feet.

Machinae Supremacy throws to the listeners face a dazzling ammount of catchy choruses, lead-hooks that fit to the atmosphere and succesful compositions that you can't help but admire the effort that's completed with modern but not too generic sound. Once again it's an awesome and even more original band with a small fanbase who you would hope would get more attention in the media than their colleagues from central Europe that don't have any personality. Even though Machinae's quality I dare to claim there is still room for a metal band who makes Commodore 64 sounds a central part of their music.

4/5

Review by Antti Kavonen               



Tuhma magazine also had a really bad review of Overworld. They said something that MaSu hasn't really evolved since Redeemer but is good otherwise and then gave the album 3/5. All other albums in the magazine got 4/5 or 5/5. I don't have the magazine anymore 'cos I threw it away.

I made these translations while having a bad headache.
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Post by: dezo on July 01, 2008, 01:17:10 pm
http://www.bioniccommando.com/ (http://www.bioniccommando.com/)

Keep a lookout for something kewl and machinae related on the official bionic commando website.
MaSu <3 Bionic Commando

Moar official info will be released soon.
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Post by: megashroom° on July 01, 2008, 02:05:34 pm
http://www.bioniccommando.com/ (http://www.bioniccommando.com/)

Keep a lookout for something kewl and machinae related on the official bionic commando website.
MaSu <3 Bionic Commando

Moar official info will be released soon.

 :D
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Post by: dezo on July 08, 2008, 06:09:27 pm
info on Bionic Commando:

August, prolly. Keep checking the official site.
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Post by: megashroom° on July 14, 2008, 03:14:56 am
info on Bionic Commando:

August, prolly. Keep checking the official site.

Alright.
That's my start page until I see anything. This sounds like intereting  ::).
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Post by: Bocom on July 18, 2008, 02:20:39 am
info on Bionic Commando:

August, prolly. Keep checking the official site.

Awww.

This one? (http://www.bioniccommando.com/en)
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Post by: Muckwuddly on July 30, 2008, 10:01:17 am
I'm confused.
Both Wikipedia and the official site says that the soundtrack is made by some guy named "Simon Viklund".
Weren't MaSu supposed to do it?
As I said before, I'm confused.
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Post by: dezo on July 30, 2008, 12:53:08 pm
I'm confused.
Both Wikipedia and the official site says that the soundtrack is made by some guy named "Simon Viklund".
Weren't MaSu supposed to do it?
As I said before, I'm confused.
Simon  Viklund is the creator of the soundtrack to bionic commando rearmed.
We have just done a kewl thing that Grin and Capcom <3
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Post by: Torp v2.0 on August 03, 2008, 01:23:43 pm
Cool! Permission to edit the wiki page and add that it's rumoured that you are to make the soundtrack?
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Post by: megashroom° on August 03, 2008, 02:37:22 pm
Cool! Permission to edit the wiki page and add that it's rumoured that you are to make the soundtrack?

I guess they've only made one song :O.
http://forum.machinaesupremacy.com/index.php/topic,6288.0.html
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Bocom on August 06, 2008, 01:45:49 am
Which site is the official one you mentioned, yours or the Bionic Commando one? :P
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Muckwuddly on August 06, 2008, 08:59:13 pm
I am disappointed that no one ripped the song off the page.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: dezo on August 06, 2008, 09:01:30 pm
I am disappointed that no one ripped the song off the page.

Don't be. It's getting closer day by day.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: forb on August 13, 2008, 04:15:03 pm
Hi, new guy here. Not sure this is newsworthy, but still.

To my pleasant surprise, MaSu was played as "post-game music" in a Korean Starcraft-final. The song they used was "Dark City", and in addition they played "Turn to you" in the middle of some of the games. Fairly certain that this was the MaSu- version of the song.

The final was broadcasted on Korean television in addition to being streamed to the rest of the world online. Starcraft is HUGE in Korea, and also has a big following in the rest of the world, seing as it is the best competitive game ever. To hear one of my favourite bands being played in a SC-final was awesome to me =]

Anyways, if u wanna hear/watch go here: http://www.gomtv.net/videos/251

It's after 20 minutes or something..the player kinda sucks so Im not sure how good the fast-forwarding thing is.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: robert on August 13, 2008, 04:59:59 pm
Awesome!
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Muckwuddly on August 13, 2008, 05:35:01 pm
Wow, that was awesome. (The game)
I only heard Dark City though, not I Turn To You. But one song is still awesome.

And hello to you new-guy/girl! [:
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: dezo on August 13, 2008, 06:02:29 pm
Shit Yeah!
Kewl shit. I love starcraft!!
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: forb on August 13, 2008, 06:45:06 pm
Oh yeah, I heard "I Turn to you" before game 2. There's a stupid intro-thingy lasting a couple of minutes but after that theres a small clip with ITTY:

http://www.gomtv.net/videos/250

After hearing it again, im 99% certain it is MaSu =].
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Jack Lupino on August 13, 2008, 06:46:05 pm
Awesome for noticing, im on TL.net aswell.
=]
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Muckwuddly on August 17, 2008, 09:55:20 pm
So like.... It's August. The game is out. Where's the Bionic Command stuff?! D:
Also, I can't seem to find the PC-version of the game lol (For buying or from the bay).
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Bocom on August 20, 2008, 08:05:35 pm
So like.... It's August. The game is out. Where's the Bionic Command stuff?! D:
Also, I can't seem to find the PC-version of the game lol (For buying or from the bay).

Correction:

Bionic Commando: Rearmed is out. Not Bionic Commando.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Muckwuddly on August 20, 2008, 10:49:47 pm
So like.... It's August. The game is out. Where's the Bionic Command stuff?! D:
Also, I can't seem to find the PC-version of the game lol (For buying or from the bay).

Correction:

Bionic Commando: Rearmed is out. Not Bionic Commando.

Well, whatever. :P
You know what I'm talking about.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Bocom on September 03, 2008, 06:55:37 pm
We're beyond August now. Is it out yet? :o
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: mumppis on September 03, 2008, 07:05:40 pm
We're beyond August now. Is it out yet? :o

nope
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Bocom on September 03, 2008, 07:08:20 pm
We're beyond August now. Is it out yet? :o

nope

Darn. I hope it's out soon though, I can't wait to see it.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Gravehill on September 03, 2008, 08:09:05 pm
I think that Xbox version is out because my friend was playing it. He told me that it's awesome. But as for PC-version... I tried to find it too but no luck. Hopefully they will release it soon.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Lysix on November 06, 2008, 04:26:15 am
Oh, and also, according to the article, Robert has recently become a father. I'm guessing all of you already knew this, but I didn't. Well, good luck with the, umm, fathering.

I'M A LITTLE LATE ON THIS.
CONGRATULATIONS.

Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Bocom on November 06, 2008, 09:52:58 am
Oh, and also, according to the article, Robert has recently become a father. I'm guessing all of you already knew this, but I didn't. Well, good luck with the, umm, fathering.

I'M A LITTLE LATE ON THIS.
CONGRATULATIONS.

Emphasis on "little". :D
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: WilllemNL on January 03, 2009, 08:52:52 pm
I think that Xbox version is out because my friend was playing it. He told me that it's awesome. But as for PC-version... I tried to find it too but no luck. Hopefully they will release it soon.

If you or anybody else still cares...

Bionic Commando is coming out somewhere in Q1 of this year for Xbxo 360, Playstation 3 and PC. The game you might have already played is Bionic Commando: Rearmed. The music we've heard by Machinae Supremacy is featured in the upcoming Bionic Commando. So that's Q1!
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Gravehill on January 06, 2009, 05:11:15 pm
Yes of course. It's easy for me to get confused by the titles. Both are most welcomed pieces of art and playworks for me.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: gaijin on May 11, 2009, 04:45:09 pm
http://www.zehn.de/die10/genialsten/cover-versionen/von-spiele-soundtracks/27005

There. Although, a slightly unfair place at #9, I feel..
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Crazywater on May 11, 2009, 05:27:13 pm
"Sie sind anderer Meinung? Sortieren Sie diese Liste neu."
"Do you have a different opinion? Re-sort this list."

Unfortunately, that button asks me to register ;)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Tolkki on April 24, 2010, 01:09:30 pm
I saw today morning in tv that somebody was using a elite shirt, not quite sure what the program was, but i think it was somekind off a document about why some people get fat and others doesn't. Does this count as seeing MaSu in media?
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: __sdfg on April 25, 2010, 01:27:35 am
I saw today morning in tv that somebody was using a elite shirt, not quite sure what the program was, but i think it was somekind off a document about why some people get fat and others doesn't. Does this count as seeing MaSu in media?

Kind of.  It shows that there are enough people who like MaSu that someone wearing a MaSu shirt made it on TV.  I think that counts for something.

More importantly, the context in which you saw it is just...  awesome.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: LordXaras on October 16, 2010, 02:43:18 pm
Sorta related:

INJA - 0wned is used in the trailer for this Swedish lifestyle program for deaf youths. (http://svt.se/2.119442/byss)  :o
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: JariWolf on November 03, 2010, 12:30:52 am
http://www.imperiumi.net/index.php?act=albums&id=11182

So your fave furry Machinae fan will translate the review. Here goes:

Machinae Supremacy is a rare case in the metal world. They are really original and are a band who have a personal and recognisable sound. Ofcourse the SID-sounds known from the worlds of Commodore 64 and 8-Bit Nintendo have been used by other heavy bands but when you add original catchy melodies and Robert Stjärnströms twisted squeaky singing voice, the band is easily recogniseable.

A View From The End Of The World is an excellent album. The melody skill of the Swedish lives and is doing well. It is proven already in the beginning by the title track, Rocket Dragon and Persona. Force Feedback shows it's best sides in the c-part where an unknown female voice refreshes otherwise a more mediocre song in the beginning of the album. Nova Prospekt sticks to mind with it's chorus and a fun solo which instead of the usual guitar/synth solo has guitar playing with a SID machine.

I seperate the album in my mind to three parts and the middle one beginning from the short instrumental World Of Light is slightly weaker than the others. Shinigami is fast but only thing that sticks to my mind from the song is a melody reminding from the good old Megaman. Cybergenesis and Action Girl turn the direction to better again and the interesting hooks of the songs are almost on the same level as Rocket Dragon and Personas.

For me Crouching Camper Hidden Sniper turns the tide again and with that the album returns to excellence. The composition reminds you why Machinae has sometimes been called power metal because the happy gallop leapfrogs brazenly through what us Europeans usually consider to be power metal. Indiscriminate Murder Is Counter-Productive is also good and puts a smile on your face with it's funny music even more than with it's title. Even though so far you have heard convincing music on the album many times the band has this time saved the best for last. One Day in the Universe and The Greatest Shown on Earth are that kind of hit couple that not many bands would have the guts to leave them for the last, crowning the album. Slow Remnant (March of the Undead IV) is kind of unneccesary ending song when they could have wrapped A View From The End of The World with a best possible way with The Greatest Show On Earth.

Machinae Supremacy still hasn't managed to make a perfect album and if they would have removed 2 or 3 not so good songs the album would work better. Mostly the songs of the Swedes are such level of brilliance that the album is definitely the bands best work so far and deserves a highscore on the charts of the years best albums.

9 -/10

03.11.2010, Sami Kontio
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: robert on November 03, 2010, 12:36:43 am
A Google-translated version of the actual web page: http://translate.google.se/translate?hl=sv&sl=fi&tl=en&u=http://www.imperiumi.net/index.php%3Fact%3Dalbums%26id%3D11182 (http://translate.google.se/translate?hl=sv&sl=fi&tl=en&u=http://www.imperiumi.net/index.php%3Fact%3Dalbums%26id%3D11182)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: JariWolf on November 03, 2010, 12:39:27 am
Wasn't my translation atleast a lil better than that? :)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: MashedByMachines on November 03, 2010, 12:41:01 am
Wasn't my translation atleast a lil better than that? :)

Yours was a lot better.  :)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: robert on November 03, 2010, 12:46:38 am
Yes, indeed it was. I just figured that way one can check the actual page. But yeah, google translate belongs on failblog. :)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: gaijin on November 03, 2010, 12:54:41 am
Gonna sneak this one in here too, just for kicks.

http://perpetualoverdrive.wordpress.com/2010/10/29/machinae-supremacy-a-view-from-the-end-of-the-world/
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Ecko on November 14, 2010, 01:42:29 am
Really curious to why MaSu isn't reviewed in the big newspapers in Sweden. You got a larger fan base then many of the bands that they review and also the fact that you are from Sweden should count for something. Haven't Spinefarm been busy trying to get the medias attention or what?
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Rareitor on November 14, 2010, 04:28:42 am
Really curious to why MaSu isn't reviewed in the big newspapers in Sweden. You got a larger fan base then many of the bands that they review and also the fact that you are from Sweden should count for something. Haven't Spinefarm been busy trying to get the medias attention or what?

I have a theory that goes like this: "any genre derived from Heavy Metal that is embraced by a band from Sweden has a 80% chance of being good with said band: in other words, the band will be a good one as will their music"
Using this to justify the situation, if the papers reviewed every single one of said bands that fit in that 80%(which obviously contains MaSu), then the amount of awesome unleashed to the country as a whole would destroy it.

On a more serious note, it's just how it is I suppose, sucks that MaSu seems to be ignored by that layer of the media; we have to change that somehow.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: JariWolf on November 16, 2010, 09:56:53 pm
Sue Magazine gave AVFEOW 8/10. I didn't like the review. The reviewer gave Redeemer and Overworld 9/10 and now wrote he should have given Overworld 10/10. I guess he didn't like the new album that much. Also likes to describe MaSu as having simple hooks and being "teflon-metal". God knows what that means.. I will have the review translated to you tomorrow.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: JariWolf on November 17, 2010, 03:16:09 pm
Here comes the translation of Sue magazines review of AVFEOW.

"Teflon metal!" I sighed as I scratched my head listening to Machinae Supremacy's Overworld. The colors hidden under the seemingly simple surface made the album one of the years best but still I can't fully claim to understand what is the appeal in those straight turns.

At first A View From The End Of The World is also a completely shit album. Fortunately in the back of my mind I remember the already mentioned case about the tasty parts of the Swedish mashed potatoes so I understand I must continue listening.

The new album is more jumpy than it's predecessor and closer to old albums of Machinae Supremacy but with good songs. It has no business to join Overworld in the 10/10 club even though it gets close. Replacing theatrics with too much gymnastics (translators note: wut?) doesn't carry the album for the whole hour.

Unlike when they started Machinae Supremacy is anything but alone in using classic melodies from game music in metal. They defeat the competition because from under the funny and boyish surface is exposed a real metal band who would do well in the scene even without their clever extras.

8/10

Review by Henri Eerola

Translated by JariWolf
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: JariWolf on November 17, 2010, 04:28:48 pm
Checked in store what Rumba (Supposed to be respected Finnish rock magazine) has to say about new MaSu album (Didn't buy the shitty mag). They had a short review. Here goes:

Spinefarm seems to have an obsession with bands that incorporate Commodore sounds to their music. They have both Dragonforce and Machinae Supremacy. Machinae Supremacy isn't as fast as DragonForce. Instead they play heavy rock with SID sounds. The album is sometimes irritating to listen to, sometimes enjoyable but mostly the music just goes in from one ear and goes out from the other.

2/5

JariWolf does NOT approve. He probably listened the album only once.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: dezo on November 17, 2010, 06:17:37 pm
Checked in store what Rumba (Supposed to be respected Finnish rock magazine) has to say about new MaSu album (Didn't buy the shitty mag). They had a short review. Here goes:

Spinefarm seems to have an obsession with bands that incorporate Commodore sounds to their music. They have both Dragonforce and Machinae Supremacy. Machinae Supremacy isn't as fast as DragonForce. Instead they play heavy rock with SID sounds. The album is sometimes irritating to listen to, sometimes enjoyable but mostly the music just goes in from one ear and goes out from the other.

2/5

JariWolf does NOT approve. He probably listened the album only once.

Burn them!!!
Send mails to them explaining what cunts they are! =)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: mumppis on November 17, 2010, 06:47:00 pm
rumba is a joke if you dont pay them theyll fuck you in their reviews
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Tolkki on November 17, 2010, 07:30:41 pm

Spinefarm seems to have an obsession with bands that incorporate Commodore sounds to their music. They have both Dragonforce and Machinae Supremacy.
I have heard some Dragonforce songs, and i havent heard any "commodore" sounds...
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Crazywater on November 17, 2010, 07:33:06 pm
What the hell is it with all these blaggards of reviewers mentioning Macy and Dragonforce in the same sentence?
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Tolkki on November 17, 2010, 07:37:57 pm
What the hell is it with all these blaggards of reviewers mentioning Macy and Dragonforce in the same sentence?
Yeah i'm thinking the same thing, it seems that some reviewers just review the album by looking the album cover and the name and give points from them. (Altough it doesn't make sense in that way either)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Fallout on November 17, 2010, 08:31:24 pm
Macy

What?
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Crazywater on November 17, 2010, 08:45:31 pm
Macy

What?
Sorry, I meant MacY (http://forum.machinaesupremacy.com/index.php/topic,6676.0.html)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: gaijin on November 17, 2010, 10:01:01 pm
Here comes the translation of Sue magazines review of AVFEOW.

"Teflon metal!" I sighed as I scratched my head listening to Machinae Supremacy's Overworld. The colors hidden under the seemingly simple surface made the album one of the years best but still I can't fully claim to understand what is the appeal in those straight turns.

At first A View From The End Of The World is also a completely shit album. Fortunately in the back of my mind I remember the already mentioned case about the tasty parts of the Swedish mashed potatoes so I understand I must continue listening.

The new album is more jumpy than it's predecessor and closer to old albums of Machinae Supremacy but with good songs. It has no business to join Overworld in the 10/10 club even though it gets close. Replacing theatrics with too much gymnastics (translators note: wut?) doesn't carry the album for the whole hour.

Unlike when they started Machinae Supremacy is anything but alone in using classic melodies from game music in metal. They defeat the competition because from under the funny and boyish surface is exposed a real metal band who would do well in the scene even without their clever extras.

8/10

Review by Henri Eerola

Translated by JariWolf

A guide to mixed messages. It's shit! 8 out of 10! Or is he/she/it working from an inverted scale of grading?
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: JariWolf on November 17, 2010, 10:24:31 pm
He said AT FIRST it sounds shit.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: gaijin on November 17, 2010, 10:26:07 pm
He said AT FIRST it sounds shit.
Yes, I know. And at first that made sense.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Rareitor on November 17, 2010, 10:42:43 pm
This the kind of thing you chose the avatar you did for Gaijin?
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: gaijin on November 17, 2010, 10:44:45 pm
This the kind of thing you chose the avatar you did for Gaijin?

And at first, this sentence didn't make sense. Not later, either. ;)
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: WilllemNL on November 17, 2010, 10:50:48 pm
Some extra Dutch views:

http://www.zwaremetalen.com/nieuws/17156/Machinae-Supremacy-gaat-Europees-touren.html

Translated:

"User Willem tells us that Machinae Supremacy, thanks to their new record will be touring Europe for the first time. They will do so with Children of Bodom and Ensiferum."

And yeah, user Willem, that's me.  :P
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Rareitor on November 17, 2010, 10:51:26 pm
This the kind of thing you chose the avatar you did for Gaijin?

And at first, this sentence didn't make sense. Not later, either. ;)

OH U
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: robertnorgren on March 28, 2011, 01:54:24 pm
(http://www.twistmagazine.se/images/live/2011/20110324_childrenofbodom_arenan_sthlm/machinaesupremacy02.jpg)

A few live photos from Stockholm (2011-03-24) @ http://www.twistmagazine.se/gallery/2011/archive.php#childrenofbodomsthlm
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Hadou on July 12, 2011, 06:59:29 pm
Very bump and a very tenuous snippet of media:
http://youtu.be/6vT7I_KrLG4

Is that the intro of Multiball at the very beginning?
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: WilllemNL on July 12, 2011, 08:07:08 pm
It definetly sounds like it!
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Ziza on July 13, 2011, 12:19:33 am
I'm afraid it's the Title Theme of Pinball Dreams, guys... :=]
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Cestus on July 20, 2011, 04:14:44 pm
Some time ago but still listenable:

The german Webradio-Station www.radiomelodic.de has aired Machinae Supremacy 2 times so far. At least in the second part they present the style MaSu does and gives a good over and review for the style of the music.

Even if you don't understand german the radio-station is still really good to tune in and listen to. They broadcast one show of 2hour length every week / 2 weeks. The Soundquality is quiet good for a streamed radio-station.

Kings of the scene    Machinae Supremacy    Show 76
Action Girl    Machinae Supremacy    Show 182

you can browse their archives via the red button on the left.
Also there's a search-button if you want to find a specific band or song.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: Hadou on July 20, 2011, 04:58:31 pm
I'm afraid it's the Title Theme of Pinball Dreams, guys... :=]

I had no idea Multiball was a cover of that theme. That's awesome.
Title: Re: MASU in media!
Post by: gaijin on September 02, 2011, 08:20:26 am
 Brilliant!