MACHINE MEN - FINLAND

Scars & Wounds - 2004 - Dynamic Arts
Elegies - 2005 - Century Media
Circus Of Fools - 2007 - Century Media


  
 
Members

S= ANTONY PARVIAINEN
G= Funeris Nocturnum>>TURBO J-V HINTIKKA - JANI 'JOHNNY' NORONEN
B= IRON FIST [EERO VEHNIAINEN]
D= T-PAIN [JARNO PARANTAINEN]



History

Finnish heavy metal band Machine Men borrowed its name from a song on Bruce Dickinson's 1998 album The Chemical Wedding. Three demos followed between 1999 and 2001 until the band signed domestically in Finland to Dynamic Arts. A self-titled EP in 2002 was followed by the band’s first full-length. The band signed to Century Media next which would only issue the band’s albums in Europe.

The band’s various members played in an Iron Maiden covers band previously.

Reviews

MACHINE MEN - SCARS & WOUNDS - DYNAMIC ARTS
Well, well what do you know? Here comes another Finnish band this month which doesn't follow the goth rock trend - although the guys look like they could be the same old Finnish crap! In fact, Machine Men is a very good Finnish heavy metal band that is influenced by Iron Maiden. The band's singer, bass sound and songs all point to Maiden, although Machine Men's compositions are so good that it ends up not really mattering that much. As the album begins the vocals remind the listener of Jacob's Dream. The song Silver Dreams is a copy of Iron Maiden's Wicker Man, while Man In Chains is closer to the Piece Of Mind era. Betrayed By Angels features a guitar solo a la Marty Friedman in Megadeth and the band deems it necessary to feature a hidden track. Having said all that, Scars & Wounds is a persuasive album with a good sound, good songs and formidable vocals.- Ali "The Metallian"




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